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Live Music Weekends at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. – No Cover Charge
Every Friday and Saturday night Crazy Wisdom invites you to Tea and Tunes. Not a tea drinker? No problem! Crazy Wisdom offer a wide selection of coffee drinks. (while you’re here, don’t forget to try some of our tasty treats as well!)
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Saturday December 1 – SAN, EMILY, AND JACOB
The trio of San, Emily and Jacob formed in 2013, but they have a long history together. Father and daughter San & Emily Slomovits have been playing music together since Emily was a young child. San, along with his brother Laz, as the duo Gemini, have been a highly popular folk act throughout Michigan and the United States since 1973, and Emily began joining them on stage when she was just eight years old.
Jacob Warren and Emily have known each other since kindergarten and have played music together in many settings throughout their school years. Emily, 23, is an accomplished violinist, having studied classical violin for more than a decade, and has also developed a lovely and unique singing style. She graduated in 2017 from Eastern Michigan University with a cum laude degree in German Language and Literature and a minor in Musical Theatre. Jacob, 22, is a talented and decorated young bassist, with an interest in a wide variety of genres. He is a 2017 graduate and Earl V. Moore Award in Music recipient from the University of Michigan with a summa cum laude degree in classical bass performance.
San, Emily and Jacob’s concerts feature a range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, classical music, Broadway show tunes, and more. Their beautifully blended harmony vocals and exciting instrumental work breathe new life into this wide variety of music, and audiences thrill to their warmth, humor and ease on stage.
Friday December 7 – THE BLUE WATER RAMBLERS
The Blue Water Ramblers write and sing traditional music with modern themes - the songs of Michigan, America and YOUR life. We perform wherever people want to celebrate: Festivals and concerts, paddle wheelers and lake ships, in cities and out in the woods, on stages and around campfires, at church gatherings and traditional dances.
The Blue Water Ramblers' repertoire comes right out of our Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmers' paeans, Michigan humor, love songs, gospel music and children's ditties. "I think my hero, Woody Guthrie, would approve," opined Banjo-Jim. "We're singing the people's songs about the people's lives and they can join right in and sing along."
Saturday December 8 – BILL EDWARDS
Bill Edwards is both a master of the songwriting craft as well as a seasoned and compelling performer. Having started his career in the singer-songwriter scene in Buffalo, NY in the 70’s, his journey has led him through bluegrass to country-rock, back to singer-songwriter and most recently to classic country. He claims Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell as formative influences, and says he’s most at home in the rich fields they’ve tilled so ably.
Friday December 14 – DALE OSBORN
Dale Osborn is a resident of Chelsea, MI and has been playing 6 and 12-string fingerstyle guitar for more years than he'd care to remember. An excellent guitarist with a sonorous baritone voice, Dale plays a mixture of folk, pop and classical tunes, both originals and covers. His CD, "On the Edge of Our Town," can be purchased, downloaded or listened to on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or CDBaby.
Saturday December 15 – INDIAN MUSIC NIGHT
A monthly tradition that started in 2007, Indian Music Night is a fun, cozy evening of music curated by local tabla player John Churchville with the members of Ann Arbor based Indian fusion group Sumkali. Every month is a different array of music and musicians ranging from the classical, Hindustani and Carnatic, to more folk and fusion styles like Raga Jazz and Bollywood. You will experience the sounds of a musical tradition that dates back over 2000 years brought to life with traditional Indian instruments like the tabla, bansuri, sarod, sitar paired with more traditional western instrumentation like guitar, bass and saxophone. Come early for a seat on one of our most popular nights!
Friday December 21 – BILLY BRANDT WSG SARANA VERLIN
Billy Brandt is a multiple-award-winning Detroit area singer-songwriter, whose rootsy, folky, psychedelic alt-country background underpins strong songwriting and an adventurous spirit. A mainstay of the local Detroit scene, Billy's collaborations with other artists are near-legendary - and you're as likely to find him out playing with former protegee Jill Jack, or his 'Celticana' duo with Sarana VerLin, or his roots rock combo Grievous Angel, as you are to find him solo. Be prepared for a genial, convivial, and musically rewarding evening with songs you know, songs you might know, and songs you will discover and treasure. And will earworm you unmercifully.
Sarana VerLin (is a violinist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She was the vocalist/violinist of the bands Natasha and Dark Carnival and violinist for numerous bands.
Saturday December 22 JOHN FINAN AND SHARON TSE
Their chance meeting produced one of Metro Detroit’s finest acoustic duos. John and Sharon weave intricate guitar arrangements and effortless vocal harmonies into their unique brand of intelligent songwriting. Audiences will catch nuances of folk, rock, pop and jazz, as they are captivated by this duo’s warm, approachable style.
Friday December 28 – TERRY BIRKETT
Terry Birkett is a guitar player, song writer, and a confirmed lover of music and art. He started playing his dad’s National Steel in 3rd grade, took it up in earnest when he was 16. He started writing songs shortly thereafter as accompaniment to his poetry and musings. Terry has played guitar with a variety of artists and bands, known and not so known, and has continued to write songs about life and love, lost and found. Come on out and have a listen.
Saturday December 29 – STEVE KOVICH
Steve Kovich writes songs which are mostly fiction, yet found to be entirely the truth. His gentle vocals and love of acoustic music shines through in all of his performances. Steve is a longtime member of Songwriters Anonymous, a local songwriting collective.
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