This singer-songwriter is best known for his virtuosic 12-string guitar playing, which has provoked comparisons to Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke. His songs set clever, colorful lyrics to music that blends the approach of the Grateful Dead with doses of jazz, groove, and reggae. Advance tickets: $20 ($23 at the door).
With Tripp ’n’ Dixie, a Clarkston rock quintet, and 34Bliss, a Detroit rock ’n’ roll quintet fronted by vocalist Roquel Wallace. Emcee is WCSX DJ Doug Podell. In the Millennium Club.
Alt-country/folk duo of Massachusetts singer-songwriter Holly Hanson and New Hampshire guitarist-songwriter Steve Hayes. Their debut CD, Strawberry Moon, reached #4 on the Folk Radio chart, and they recently released their 2nd CD, Letters from the Road.
Blues- and bebop-based jazz in a variety of styles and forms by this local ensemble led by saxophonist Haldeman.
80s covers by this East Lansing retro rock and pop quintet.
Country, blues, and classic rock.
Superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock ’n’ roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. With drummer Rich Dishman and bassist Randy Tessier. Bedard’s tasty new all-instrumental CD, Pickin’ Apart the Past, includes “Swing Minor 65,” Bedard’s surf-music adaptation of a Django Reinhardt tune. 6-9:30 p.m.
Local self-styled “lounge-a-billy” trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss.
Traditional Cajun music sung in French by this Manchester duo of fiddler Peter Lynch and guitarist Steve Rohs.
California indie surf-pop quartet that has a brand-new CD, Hola.
Two members of the Macpodz, bassist Brennan Andes and trumpeter Ross Huff are joined by a variety of guest musicians for a jam session featuring jazz-based originals and covers of an eclectic array of American music classics.
Local horn-driven retro funk octet that tonight celebrates the release of its eponymous debut CD on the Italian funk label Record Kicks. Opening act is October Babies, a popular self- styled “upbeat global soul” pop-jazz jam quartet, led by the Ypsilanti husband-and-wife duo of Toko Shiiki-Santos and Erik Santos, whose songs are sung mostly in Japanese.
Local blues quartet, led by veteran English singer-guitarist Mike Brooks, whose repertoire combines some blues standards with Brooks originals, including cuts from his new CD Mojo Hand like “Spider in My Brain,” “Down in Bluesville,” and “It’s All Gonna End in Fire.” With bassist Brother Bille Lewis, drummer Geno Parker, and saxophonist Eric Korte. 7:30-10 p.m.