Category: Artist Spotlight Series

Artist Spotlight Series Live and Virtual

Dani Darling

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Some people are what we call, “old souls”. They have a touch of nostalgia or grace that runs deep. You can feel this phenomenon in the words and vocals of Dani Darling; a jazzy chanteuse from Ann Arbor with an experimental lo-fi sound that is intimate and poetic. Her influences are Billie Holiday, Old Hollywood movie scores, dreams, and the Universe – but this singer/songwriter’s goal isn’t to take you back in time; it’s to bring you into her whimsical world where time is like an old tune made new. Livestream access is made possible with support from Ford Motor Company Fund.

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Artist Spotlight Series

Lilli Lewis

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Athens, Georgia, native turned New Orleans folk-rock diva Lilli Lewis is a powerhouse composer and performing artist with “storytelling with transformative empathy and classically trained poise,” says Jewly Hight of NPR.

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Artist Spotlight Series Live and Virtual

Dan Navarro

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Dan Navarro’s eclectic 40-year career as a songwriter, artist, singer and voice actor,
includes 17 acclaimed albums, thousands of concerts, Oscar-winning films “Coco” and
“Happy Feet”, television, videogames, commercials, and writing hits like Pat
Benatar’s Grammy-nominated “We Belong”. He’s the engaged Covid-era Renaissance
artist personified, with 250 housebound livestreams this past year. Livestream access is made possible with support from Ford Motor Company Fund.

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Artist Spotlight Series

Big Little Lions

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Big Little Lions are an award winning duo who were born out of a collaboration that won them a JUNO Award in 2014. Since then they have been cranking out infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion and tight harmonies that sound like the product of two people working side-by-side instead of living in different countries.

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