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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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Friday March 1 – GEORGE HERITIER
I’ve worn many musical hats during my more-than-four decades of playing professionally, including rock, folk, blues, bluegrass, country and even a little jazz, but my heart is ultimately centered in American roots music in its myriad variations. I sing and I play acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars, harmonica and electric bass. I write songs about anything that catches my attention, often with a humorous twist, and I “borrow” from songwriters I admire and from the old traditional songbook, making those songs my own.
Saturday March 2 – JOHN FINAN AND SHARON TSE
A guitarist since age 6, and a songwriter since age 15, John has been performing publicly since 1978. After years in original and cover bands, he moved to performing his own acoustic material in the early 1990’s, and hasn’t stopped since. John performs extensively, and has hosted several successful open mics in the Detroit area – most recently at Farmington’s Mentobe Cafe. He is also in demand as a side musician, and has performed and/or recorded with Jere Stormer, Ben Hassenger, Luti Erbeznic, Tracy Kash Thomas, Charlie Monterey, Mike Dorn, and the Delta Twins. And he currently performs in a duo with fellow singer-guitarist Sharon Tse.
Like so many people, The Sound of Music was a huge influence on me. I was 3 when the movie came out. My mom played the soundtrack for me before we saw it in the theater, and I picked out all the melodies on my little red toy piano. When we finally saw the film, it was all she could do to keep me from singing the entire score at the top of my lungs in unknowing bliss. Wish I could thank the two very understanding nuns who sat behind us (true story). I swear that music runs through my veins as much as red blood cells do, but even though I was playing guitar and writing songs since I can remember, being a singer wasn't on the top of my What I Want to Be When I Grow Up list. I dreamed of being a ballerina (but was never tall enough or flat enough) so I moved on to symphony conductor, Broadway actress, and crew member on Jacques Cousteau's ship, Calypso. (I would still do that, if given the chance). But music remained the one constant in my life.
Friday March 8 – BARKER & BROOKS
Barker & Brooks have played under the nambe of B & B recently for Michael Snyder-Barker (percussion/vocals/song writer) and Chris Broski (guitar/vocals/song writer). This group has a slightly silly/humorous edge to it. We tell "Dad Jokes" while playing some serious and some off beat tunes. We played together years ago in a college group around Adrian Michigan under the band names of The Albino Zoo, Edgar Allen's Toe and Soylent Green. We recently got back together this time as a duo and are writing songs again. Chris adds more of a classical guitar element to the mix while I play a cajon.
Saturday March 9 – AFTER BLUE
Katie Williamson and Tom Alter have been creating and performing music together for nearly a decade, as After Blue since 2016. Their music features Katie's vocals and keyboards. Tom adds acoustic and electric guitar. Their music combines a variety of musical genres - borrowing from soul, jazz, and alternative styles - to create a unique sound. Based in Fraser, Michigan, their albums Hey and What Is Now, What is Real can be found on iTunes and other digital and streaming music services. They have performed at several venues and events in a Michigan.
Friday March 15 – OPEN MIC HOSTED BY EMILY SLOMOVITZ
Please join us for our very first Tearoom Open Mic hosted by Emily Slomovitz. Emily is a gifted musician and multi-instrumentalist singing and playing with her peers in the local Michigan music community. Sign up begins at 7:30 pm with the Open Mic running from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Come on out!
Saturday March 16 – 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 March 22 – 2ND ANNUAL CRAZY WISDOM CHARITY BUSK
2nd Annual "Busking for a Good Cause" celebrating the Spring Equinox while raising money for OATS (Offering Alternative Therapies with Smiles) Please join us for a wonderful evening dedicated to welcoming Spring while supporting a local organization in doing good work for children and families in our community.
About OATS: OATS promotes the health, well-being, and happiness of individuals with disabilities through horseback riding and equine therapy activities. With the help of our instructors and volunteers, children and adults with disabilities enjoy therapy programs at the OATS farm 4+ days a week. We've been Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles since 1997. Our mission: to promote the health, well-being and happiness of disabled individuals through horseback riding and related activities. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Ortonville, Michigan, our PATH Intl. premier accredited center serves all ages and disabilities year round. We help horses too!
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Saturday March 23 – MARK JEWETT
Mark Jewett is a Detroit area singer-songwriter. His work has been twice recognized by American Songwriter Magazine (2015 and 2017 Lyrics Contests) and twice by the For Song Sake Songwriting Challenge as (2013 and 2012). His listeners have noted similarities in his songwriting and delivery styles to a variety of artists, including Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Jesse Winchester, Slaid Cleaves, Nick Lowe, and Michael Franks. While his music tends to defy any strict genre definition, you are likely to hear influences from folk, rock and pop to country and blues if you listen closely.
Friday March 29 – MIKE GENTRY
Dexter-based singer/songwriter Mike Gentry truly treasures the power of music and when he performs, he’s essentially a generator its empathic energies. Gentry is in his element when he’s sharing his blends of folk odes and Americana-rock ballads with a room of perfect strangers. He appreciates each concert as another opportunity to forge profound connections with his audience through relatable experiences. Gentry has a vibrant personality that makes itself evident in the charismatic banter and anecdotes he shares between songs—but that’s all part of what feeds into the luminosity of his songs and his live sets. More than that, his ear-to-ear smile not only offsets some of the poetic catharsis and heart-weary coping manifested in his music, but that eruptive laugh of his represents a gladness—a gladness to be here, with his guitar, with his band, affably holding court over a roomful of music lovers.
Saturday March 30 – FEBRUARY SKY
February Sky is traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban. Phil sings and plays his own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern, and he also interprets a number of carefully chosen songs from the best of modern Folk song writers, as well as backing Susan up on her songs. Susan Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous "slice of life" songs. She accompanies her songs, plus Phil’s songs and tunes, on six and 12-string guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, hand percussion instruments and Native American Style flute. Phil and Susan present a combination of old and new songs addressing the widest possible range of experience, complete with vocal harmony, intricate instrumentation and thoughtful stagecraft. They believe that Folk Music is a continuum - whether the songs are self-penned or have a history thousands of years old, as long as they speak to the human condition and the human heart, they carry on the Folk Music tradition.
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