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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!)
Friday August 3 – BEVERLY MEYER
Heartfelt, well-crafted songs, bluesy voice dripping with soul, joy radiates through every performance.
Saturday August 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 August 10 – AMY GRACE
Amy Grace is a native of East Tawas, Michigan. Growing up, she was surrounded by music and was introduced to the characteristics of many instruments and genres. The piano, fiddle, and hand drums (and each bad note and offbeat) all passed through Amy's hands as she searched for her perfect instrumental match. She soon found that the poetry and lyrics she had written throughout the years best matched the strings of a guitar.
Saturday August 11 – SHANNON LEE & ERIC MOORE
Shannon also sings lead vocals, harmony vocals, and writes some songs for the long standing Ann Arbor band, Hullabaloo, a predominantly originals band weaving Ska, Reggae, Afro- Caribbean, Latin Jazz, Rock and Roll, and Pop genres in a sonic explosion of uniqueness. (reverbnation.com/hullabaloo). She is also 1/3 of an acoustic trio called The Backeddies, an Americana/Country band with two of her best friends, Janet and John.
Eric Moore: Inspired by the likes of... Ry Cooder,Bert Jansch,Van Morrison,Richard Thompson,Taj Mahal,John Martyn,Nick Drake,John Renbourn,Leonard Cohen,Merle Haggard!
Friday August 17 – MICHELLE HELD & JOSH ROSE
"Michelle Held is a folk singer, known for her timeless, captivating style. Her roots in theatre and fine arts led her to guitar and songwriting in 2011. “Michelle brings true spirit to a shaking place, with a voice we have not heard in a long, long, time," writes Amy Speace. ”A hummingbird with a raven's heart." Brett Callwood (Detroit Metro Times) wrote, “Held plays gentle folk with oft scathing lyrics. It's her voice that adds the X-Factor; that little bit of welcome strange." Held performs regularly throughout Southeast Michigan with recent national appearances that include Kansas City Folk Festival, Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe and Wheatland Music Festival. Michelle received honorable mention in the 2018 Telluride Troubadour Contest."
Josh Rose: Josh grew up in the northern woodlands and fine tuned his songwriting in the borderlands. He has spent the past ten years touring the midwest, teaching, writing, and creating a rich body of work. Josh is the type of writer who labors over every word and wants his songs to be injected into the listener's permanent being. After his two previous studio albums, Firework Letdown and Slow Bloom, Josh is more than pleased to bring you Old Laminate.
Saturday August 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 August 24 – THE ECHO AND SWAY
With a folk heart and a punk soul, The Echo & Sway has been crooning in two-part harmony about life, love & the open road since 2008, busking a cappella under the wide open South Dakota sky, playing Londoners in post-gig chess matches, missing flights to enjoy a second bowl of the world’s best seafood chowder in Dublin, hiking the mountains of New York’s Hudson Valley, losing themselves on the back roads of rural Ontario, frequenting a central Pennsylvania coffee shop… and a ton of stuff in between.
Saturday August 25 – PHIL MCMILLION
Phil McMillion is an Ann Arbor based singer/songwriter whose style is very eclectic. He writes about many subjects and often throws a little humor in the mix. Phil grew up in Detroit, MI. He attended Cass Technical High School, majoring in music (playing french horn and trumpet). Mostly classically trained, he became influenced by the blues in his early twenties and became self-taught on guitar.
After a long pause from making music (work, family, yada yada), Phil began writing songs (with lyrics!) in 2009. He got hooked on a couple of international songwriting challenges in 2012 - FAWM (February Album Writing Month - write 14 songs in 28 days) and 50/90 (Write 50 songs in 90 days during the summer), and has participated in both every year since. These have helped him enormously with both his songwriting and musical performance.
Friday August 31 – STEVE KOVICH
Steve Kovich is a singer/songwriter frequently seen performing in local coffeehouses and at various farmer/artisan markets in the area. His guitar style has been highly influenced by the likes of James Taylor and Paul Simon and his song selection is an eclectic mix of originals and cover songs that are sure to please listeners of all ages. Steve was one of the two headline performers at the 2011 Open Stage Showcase at THE ARK in Ann Arbor.
Music Bookings in the Tea Room Friday and Saturday Nights
(Criteria for Weekend Music Performance) - Michelle Wilbert - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon. thru Thurs.
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