August 5 @ 8:00 pm $20
Some label him as acoustic soul, others as indie folk, but what all can agree on is the undeniable gifting that’s displayed once Al Bettis hits the stage. His style is soothing yet polished, which makes it hard to believe he began singing and writing music at age 30. “I felt a call to begin to write music but I was confused because I’d never done that before. When I said, ‘I can’t play an instrument, Lord,’ He said, ‘Get a guitar…’ and here we are today!” Al says. Originating from Detroit, Al Bettis has opened for such artists as Valerie June (at The Ark), Dwele, and Leon Timbo. He has also been featured at the acclaimed Ford Arts, Beats and Eats, Detroit River Days, Radio One, the Michigan State Fair, and the Meridian Winter Blast, to name a few. He cites artists like Ed Sheeran, Leon Timbo, Passenger, City and Colour, and Jason Mraz among his list of musical influences.