Category: Artist Spotlight Series

Artist Spotlight Series

Marielle Kraft

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

When you hear Marielle Kraft’s music or experience her candid live shows, you feel as though you already know her. The Nashville-based indie pop singer/songwriter, originally from Rhode Island, displays craftsmanship beyond her years, evident through her use of salient detail, raw emotion, and poignant word choice to describe moments “exactly as they feel.”

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Artist Spotlight Series

London Beck

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Beck is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has been headlining at local venues like the Blind Pig and Ypsi Pride.

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Artist Spotlight Series Live and Virtual

Cary Morin

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Free Artist Spotlight Series Show! Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance. Livestream access is made possible with support from Ford Motor Company Fund.

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Artist Spotlight Series Live and Virtual

Drew & Kin

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Drew & Kin is something new for The Ark: a high-energy, request-driven, piano-bar style show! Livestream access is made possible with support from Ford Motor Company Fund.

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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 Live and Virtual

Big Little Lions

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

In-Person and streaming to Facebook and YouTube 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. The Ark's Artist Spotlight Series is presented with support from Ford Motor Company Fund

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