Arts & Entertainment
Two of Michigan’s rising singer-songwriters join forces for an evening of trading songs and performing duets of their own originals as well as the songs of some of their favorite artists.
Judy’s second CD, Devils Never Cry, to be released in early June, is already receiving rave reviews--touted as “lyrical and performance truth” by SeMiBluegrass.
Billy Joe Hunt writes and plays songs that tell a story of life on the road, of friends and family, lovers and strangers, some are funny some are sad. He pulls from blues, folk and roots styles to share his songs.
K. MICHAEL Joseph is a solo acoustic singer/songwriter. His music has strong acoustic rhythms with slightly jazzy chord progressions. He has recently been influenced by trip hop’s strong slow downbeats, slightly jazzy textures, and breathy longing, which is not a typical genre for acoustic solo artists to lean toward. At the same time, he has not lost his love for his rock and pop roots. His songs are stories, whether moody or joyous.
Join Shari Kane and Dave Steele for a four handed guitar party of original and time-honored blues, gospel, swing and ragtime. Steeped in Dave’s smoky vocals, percussive rhythm and innovative lead lines, Shari’s crisp picking style, rootsy leads, and stinging slide work, their music has been described as “street swing and stomp blues,” like the sounds once heard in Mississippi juke joints and on the streets of Harlem.
Acoustic Routes kicks off summer with Sing out! Saline, a unique genre-busting concert celebrating some of the best young voices from Saline and Ann Arbor.
The first set will feature four singer-songwriters, including Saline High School graduates Jake Enos, Cora Hassberger and Noelle Caprarese, and Sienna Morgan of Ann Arbor. The second set will feature two acapella choirs from Saline High School – the Hornet Harmonies and The Ten Tones – both directed by Sarah Price
David Maraniss, a journalist with the Washington Post who has been nominated for three Pulitzer prizes, won one in 1993 and has also written nearly a dozen books, spoke Saturday at Saline District Library. About 40 people, including many from outside Saline, came to hear him speak about his most recent book, “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story.”