Mike Gentry & Chickenwire Canoe // Mike Vial

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July 29 @ 8:00 pm $20

Michigan songwriters join forces
Mike Gentry and Mike Vial

Please Note: Proof of Vaccination is required for admission. By purchasing a ticket you agree that you and your guests will comply with all laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by the State of Michigan, the County of Washtenaw and The Ark, including any guidelines in place at the time of the show. Attendees who do not comply will be asked to leave. Policies will be updated as circumstances and requirements change in our community. Please review The Ark’s current COVID-related information before attending a show.


Michigan songwriter Mike Vial writes songs about love and life’s transitions, and his vocal style shows the influence of James Taylor and Ari Hest. But his accomplished guitar playing has a voice of its own, mixing elements of jazz, folk, and rock. Out on the road once more, Mike is taking Mike Gentry along for the ride. Mike started out playing guitar at Dexter High School, worked for years at A&M in Los Angeles, and came home to Michigan. He’s appeared at Plymouth Coffee Bean, Black Fire Winery,  Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, Dearborn Brewing, and many other venues. “I pitched to him the idea to tour together this summer like old folk artists did in the 60s!” Vial says. The Mikes will complete a tour of one-night stands with suitcases and guitars in hand, with Mike performing with his band, Chickenwire Canoe, and ending shows as a duo. Their musical partnership feels fated, since Gentry produced Vial’s ambitious album “A World That’s Bigger.”


July 29 2022
Doors Open:
7:30 pm
Show Starts:
8:00 pm
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The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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