Neil Woodward Trio
January 7, 2024 @ 7:30 pm $20
Neil Woodward’s musical performances bring to life the Michigan Experience for Great Lakes audiences and visitors from around the world. Neil’s first time to play at The Ark was 1975. He is recipient of Michigan State University’s Michigan Traditional Arts 2018 Heritage Award for leadership and artistry in folk music. In 2003 the State of Michigan Legislature officially designated Neil “Michigan’s Troubadour” in recognition of his life-long commitment to preservation of Great Lakes folk music and culture. He performs in historical settings (Greenfield Village/Henry Ford and Crossroads Village/Huckleberry Railroad), and modern ones: schools, libraries, parks, festivals, lighthouses, theaters, and homes present Neil’s award-winning instrumental skills and storytelling. Neil Woodward is a Michigan treasure, and if you’ve never seen him before, you should!
Tonight’s concert is a benefit for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. “This life is a treasure. It is such a blessing to be playing music for a living, sharing stories and songs with people around the world! Yet, we are all one short step away from a world of trouble. Having to miss one gig can be the difference between having the rent covered or having to sleep under a bridge. We need to lend a hand when we are able. I invite you to attend the show, but please make a contribution if you can. Thank you and BIG thanks to Sweet Relief, The Ark, and everyone supporting folks doing this work!” -Neil Woodward