Shawn Mullins

Wed
2
October 2 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

After a series of indie releases and growing buzz in the Atlanta music scene, Shawn Mullins’ critical and commercial breakthrough came when 1998 Soul’s Core shot him to fame on the strength of Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby” followed by AAA/Americana No. 1 hit “Beautiful Wreck” from 2006’s 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor. For the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough album, Shawn revisited the music of Soul’s Core by recording two new versions of the album. This is not a remix or a remaster of the original, but rather brand new recordings with new arrangements of the songs – one album is stripped down solo performances, some on guitar, some on piano and maybe one a cappella and the second is a new studio recording with his full band.

$35
Wed
20
November 20 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Born and raised in West Virginia, Philip Bowen’s uplifting sound is heavily inspired by Appalachian roots. The dynamic, internationally touring singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist began playing fiddle at the age of four, & his virtuoso skills have become quite popular, with over 1.5 Million followers online. He’s played iconic venues like The Bluebird Cafe, 3rd & Lindsley, and been a featured performer on NPR’s “Mountain Stage.” 2023 was a breakout year for Bowen, and saw him share the stage with legends like Darius Rucker, finish as a semifinalist on Season 18 of America’s Got Talent, earn a spotlight at Americanafest, and release his debut album, “Old Kanawha.”

$20
Thu
12
September 12 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Guided by a practical yet profound gratitude, William Prince’s songs convey the power of wonder and humility. A masterclass in skillful simplicity, Prince’s songwriting is grounded in a balance between the personal and the universal, his own moments of self-discovery and the larger questions we face together. Prince offers what’s true for himself in whatever way it is helpful. Grace is not a final state but a process.

$25
Thu
22
August 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Louie Lee breaks lyrical boundaries in country with thought-provoking ballads and high-energy anthems infused with hip-hop flair. Join The Louie Lee Show for a one night only experience of your favorite songs UNPLUGGED. This special acoustic performance will feature Louie Lee with special guests. Get your tickets today and hear the stories behind the music.

$20
Wed
11
September 11 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Dustbowl Revival has always been about pushing the boundaries of what American roots music can be. After celebrating over a decade of sonic adventuring and playing thousands of shows together in ten countries and counting, the group collected a devoted fanbase globally.

$25
Mon
30
September 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Dean Owens is an adventurous, award winning troubadour and a natural wanderer. His nine acclaimed solo albums, mostly recorded in the US, have seen him collaborate with some of the most respected musicians and producers around (including Al Perkins, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard, Grant-Lee Phillips and most recently, Gaby Moreno and Latin rock legends, Calexico).

$20
Wed
30
October 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

When Grammy winner Dave Alvin and Grammy nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore made the album Downey To Lubbock together in 2018, they wrote the title track as a sort of mission statement. “I know someday this old highway’s gonna come to an end,” Alvin sings near the song’s conclusion. Gilmore answers: “But I know when it does you’re going to be my friend.” Six years later, they’re serving notice that the old highway hasn’t ended yet. “We’re still standing, no matter what you might hear,” they sing on “We’re Still Here,” the final track to their new album Texicali. Due out Jun 21, 2024 on Yep Roc Records, Texicali continues to bridge the distance between the two troubadours’ respective home bases of California (Alvin) and Texas (Gilmore).

$35
Tue
24
Special Event
September 24 @ 7:00 pm

Masonic Cathedral Theatre 500 Temple Street Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 29 albums. “I’ve known Alan longer than I’ve known Pete,” says Michael. “We were friends before Pete was born.” Unlike most long-lasting groups, Cowboy Junkies have never had a break up or taken a sanity-saving hiatus. There’s an appreciation of each other that keeps them constantly working. “It’s that intimacy and understanding of what each one of us brings to the table,” says Michael. Cowboy Junkies’ will be performing a career-spanning show, including their new album, ‘Such Ferocious Beauty’, which was released worldwide on June 2, 2023 to universal critical acclaim. 

$34.50, $44.50, $54.50, $75 .00
Tue
27
Artist Spotlight Series Live and Virtual
August 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Individually, each member of Fantastic Cat boasts their own impressive resume along with a litany of critical acclaim. Paste declared Don DiLego’s latest album a “stunner.” NPR said Anthony D’Amato “sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter.” Rolling Stone called Brian Dunne’s new record “the sleeper album of the year” and praised Mike Montali’s band, Hollis Brown, as “the soundtrack for a late-night drive through the American heartland.” Collectively, though, the four transcend their respective roots, emerging as velvet-clad rock and roll cooperative far greater than the sum of its parts.

Free, Donations accepted for Food Gatherers
Sun
8
Special Event
September 8 @ 7:00 pm

Opener: Meredith Axelrod

Royal Oak Music Theatre 318 W 4th St Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States

One of the brightest young luminaries in roots music today, Sierra Ferrell brings a dose of beautifully strange magic to everything she touches. Since the arrival of Long Time Coming (her acclaimed debut LP for Rounder Records), the West Virginia-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has earned the Emerging Act of the Year prize at the Americana Honors & Awards, collaborated with the likes of Margo Price and Old Crow Medicine Show, and enchanted audiences all over North America and Europe with her high-spirited and dazzling live performance.

$32.50, $75.00