Terrific Michigan songwriters join forces
A longtime Detroit-area songwriter who has garnered lots of national attention, Jan Krist has been a four-time Detroit Music Award winner and a finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. Entertainment Weekly praised the "breathtaking leaps" of Jan's voice and opined that she "makes soul-searching more enjoyable than it has any right to be." Her songs over ten CDs take on big themes, including religious ones, yet her way with a hook is second to none. If you've never heard Jan Krist, check her out—her songwriting voice is serious, completely Midwestern, and unafraid of depth. Sharing tonight's bill is Michigan songwriter Jim Bizer, who sings about faith, rivers, insanity and a few things you've probably never heard before in a song--like a romance that got started with a man falling off of a 30-story building. A member of the Yellow Room Gang and a three-time finalist in the New Folk Songwriting Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Jim won the grand prize in the Great American Song Contest for his September 11 reflection, "We Are All Connected."