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Live Music Weekends at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
New Time! 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. – No Cover Charge
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF JANUARY 2017,
ALL SHOWS BEGIN AT 8:00 PM
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!)
Friday November 3 – ANNIE AND ROD CAPPS
Songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings are delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove. Annie and Rod are on a musical journey that began in 1982, culminating into a symbiotic sound that reflects their deep and intuitive understanding of each other. Annie’s disarming, earthy voice and solid command of her guitar are punctuated by Rod’s effortless, accompaniment and beautiful solo work. Together they weave unforgettable melodies that are at once intricate and sparse – musically completing each other’s sentences.
“The audience is drawn in right from the beginning with Annie’s amazing voice and the power of her songs. She has a way of making everyone in the venue feel like she is his or her personal friend.” – Dave Rutkofske, Blue Water Folk Society (Thumbfest)
Over the years, Annie and Rod have done it all; from rock to musical theater and while they continue to draw from a wide range of genres and influences, what comes out is a hybrid sound all their own. Genuine and playful; effortless and endearing; this duo has been enchanting audiences in quality music venues, house concerts, coffeehouses and festivals throughout their home state of Michigan and beyond.
Saturday November 4 – ROBIN MONTEROSSO
Her songs are thoughtfully framed portraits of human experience relying heavily on contrast, and thoughtfully curated into her gallery of compassion.
Robin Monterosso's lyrically-driven Americana tunes began wandering into the outer world from her mind, heart and pen at the age of 47, proof that it's never too late to live your dreams.
A Great Lakes girl, an advocate of presence, cold-brew coffee and/or black tea addict, cuddler of rabbits and other critters (but mostly rabbits,) she wants you to know there is never an experience from which you can't learn a valuable lesson. Look for and walk toward those guiding lights.
Libra, good handshake, hugger, passionate and moving performer.
What else do you need to know?
Friday November 10 – MIA GREEN
Mia Green is a young singer-songwriter from Michigan who has already penned more than 100 introspective songs about life and relationships that have won her songwriting contests, helped her develop a following and gain play at an expanding number of shows around Southeast Michigan. It’s been said of her music “that her beautiful voice carries her sound and is punctuated with simple acoustic guitar progressions.” Inspired by the clever lyrics of Ed Sheeran and Gabrielle Aplin, she's now dedicating her life full-time to expanding the audience for her music.
Saturday November 11 – SIGRID CHRISTIANSEN
In 2009 Sigrid released her first CD, In the Cradle of The Moon and is happy to announce the release of her second CD, Little Vixen!
Sigrid performs on her own and as one of the quartet who make up Taller Than They Appear, a band of songwriters.
She also produces a listening room concert series called Stone House Concerts, bringing in nationally known and local singer/songwriters to perform in the intimate setting of her home.
Friday November 17 – DAVID ROOF
My musical goal is to capture the inspiration that comes at the "roots" of all types of music. From early jazz, blues, rock-a-billy, British Invasion and many emerging artists, the best output has been the earliest work. There is a raw energy and authenticity to the sound that I aspire to in my playing. I love music from Louis Armstrong to the Beatles to Joni Mitchell and many more in between and from the outer realms.
My first professional gig was playing with the Ann Arbor Chamber Symphony on Trumpet accompanying a 3 day tour backing silent movies. My early playing was mostly on classical trumpet including the Adrian Symphony and Croswell Opera House Pit. In college, I was a founding member of the Lollipop Guild (lead guitar). I had a brief stint as guitarist in the last incarnation of Frank Allison and the Odd Socks before moving on to play trumpet and upright bass with the Imperial Swing Orchestra. I joined Tom Maxwell (of the Squirrel Nut Zippers) on his solo tour playing trumpet and guitar. That summer and the following year, I played and recorded "13 to go" with the Starlight Drifters. Between the 2 groups, I toured 40 states in clubs and on festival stages.
I have played with Nobody's Business, Dick Siegel and the Brandos, and Kentucky Chrome, the Vibratrons and more recently the Scott Martin Band as well as an occasional solo gig. I also fill in with any number of other acts around the state as a freelance bass, guitar and trumpeter. I have recently released my solo record of British Invasion influenced rock. Stay tuned and check this page for all my engagements!
Saturday November 18 – 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 November 24 – LUTI
Raised in the multiethnic milieu of Yugoslavia, Luti grew up immersed in Balkan folk music, classical music and melodic rock. When he arrived in the U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship to study molecular biology 30 years ago, his home country was bound for a brutal civil war, and Luti’s passion for truth telling, songwriting and performance grew. Luti performs solo and with fellow artists in the Greater Detroit area. With his solo albums Half a Century Later (2010) and the recently released Whistleblower, Luti brings us the vibrant rhythms and surprising chord progressions of southeastern European folk. His engaging voice, accompanied by melodic guitars and rich percussion, returns us to nature, awakens our social consciousness, and affirms the possibility of universal love. His song How Many Years won the 1st prize in the Huron Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest in 2015. Luti is a full-time biology professor at Oakland Community College in Waterford, Michigan, where he lives with his wife, Leslie and two cats.
Saturday November 25 – DAVE BOUTETTE WSG KRISTI DAVIS
The scent of hardwood smoke hangs on Dave Boutette’s clothes through summer and into fall without fail. He’s often called “The Campfire Kid” by friends trying to make it to dawn around a circle of crackling log wood.
Whether banging out a set of saloon songs at a Michigan watering hole, or settling back for an evening of singing at a fire ring afterward, Dave Boutette will hold his listeners as long as they keep the lights on or until the rain starts. Stories, advice, observations, or raffles are as apt to appear during a performance as are his songs. Blending many schools of American roots and popular music including folk, blues, swing, and old time country, the songs testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snow plows, and migrating fish. If you get the chance, stand next to Dave. Beside feeling taller than you actually are, you may start to see some things in an entirely new light.
Music Bookings in the Tea Room Friday and Saturday Nights
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