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“Sonic Lunch”: Bank of Ann Arbor.:
See 7 Thursday. Today: The War and Treaty. Soulful Americana band from Albion, anchored by the husband-and-wife duo of Tanya Blount and Michael Trotter. Trotter wrote his first song while on tour in Iraq, teaching himself to play on a piano confiscated from one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces. Influences include Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Aretha Franklin. Opener is Al Bettis, a Detroit singer-songwriter whose music blends jazzy acoustic guitar with thoughtful, complex R&B lyrics. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., . . . . . .