Aaron Jonah Lewis’s Ragtime Banjo Revival

Fri
24
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

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

Aaron Jonah Lewis’s Ragtime Banjo Revival thrills and delights audiences with fresh arrangements of classic, novelty, and British ragtime pieces for cello, banjo and guitar, plus blues and early jazz fiddle music, centering the contributions and influence of Black American composers. The group creates a relaxed and enlivening space to experience popular music of the past and to connect with a greater sense of our shared cultural history. With a curious and optimistic spirit, Ragtime Banjo Revival educates and inspires, welcoming the newcomer and cultivating respect across the lines of difference.

$20
Thu
1
February 1 @ 8:00 pm

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

Some call it jazz. It has classical elements. Some call it bluegrass. Certainly the music of The Kruger Brothers is all of that and more. When you listen to the music of The Kruger Brothers, you can’t help but be amazed by the sheer depth of their artistry. Originally from Europe, now living in North Carolina, they were first introduced to American audiences in 1997, quickly gaining the attention of fans and the music industry alike. Drawing on a rich cultural palette, theirs is a music that celebrates the best of what music can be: exciting, engaging, intelligent, and delightful.

$25
Thu
16
November 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Hailed by the Grand Rapids Press for “top-notch instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn hold Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance, which have given them a technical foundation for exploration.

$20
Sun
22
October 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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

Sweden’s Väsen-Duo, Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson, have, after almost 40 years of interaction and touring, refined their sound and their stage presence to the extent that today they are unique in their kind. They perform on a variety of stringed instruments, including kontrabasharpa, oktavharpa, three-rowed nyckelharpa, violoncello da spalla and a blue electric base-viola. Väsen comes to Michigan with a new album, “Melliken.”

Hawktail brings together musicians you’ve heard in a dozen other places into an exciting new combination! Fiddler Brittany Haas was a member of Crooked Still and a fixture on Chris Thile’s “Live from Here” radio shows. Bassist Paul Kowert is a longtime member of Punch Brothers. Guitarist Jordan Tice grew up in bluegrass and has played with The Dave Rawlings Music Machine. And mandolinist Dominick Leslie has studied with Thile, Mike Marshall, and David Grisman, and has performed with Noam Pikelny & Friends. Put it together, and you have a band that can range across genres and recombine them with ease, imagination, and brilliant virtuosity.

$25
Wed
17
May 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Westbound Situation is pushing the boundaries of chamber music forward. Four young, talented, acoustic musicians with instrumental prowess only surpassed by love of collaboration have brought their diverse musical backgrounds together to create an exciting result. With each member being one of the most highly regarded young players in genres ranging from roots, to classical and jazz, Westbound Situation fuses these musical influences into a unique original repertoire. Westbound Situation blends the precision of classical chamber music, the rhythmic drive of bluegrass, and the colorful expression of jazz into a new style of chamber music—chambergrass. The quartet—comprising Grant Flick on violin, Matt Davis on banjo, Zach Brown on cello, and Jacob Warren on bass—mixes composition and improvisation seamlessly into their entirely memorized arrangements. They come to The Ark tonight with new music.

$20
Sun
15
January 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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

The Brother Brothers, twins, are Brooklyn’s Adam and Davis Moss. They offer rich harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin, and banjo in a coherent way that only musicians from the same family can achieve. Already established players and composers in a wide spectrum of genres around New York and beyond, they have teamed up to bring their individual experiences together.

$20
Wed
29
March 29, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

When you listen to the music of The Kruger Brothers, you can’t help but be amazed by the sheer depth of their artistry. Originally from Europe, now living in North Carolina, they were first introduced to American audiences in 1997, quickly gaining the attention of fans and the music industry alike. Drawing on a rich cultural palette, theirs is a music that celebrates the best of what music can be: exciting, engaging, intelligent, and delightful. Brother Jens Kruger is a recent recipient of the Steve Martin Bluegrass Prize.

$25
Wed
14
September 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Warren and Flick

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

Kittel & Co. inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities, and has performed at venues such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Celtic Connections, and A Prairie Home Companion.

$20