Carrie Newcomer

Fri
5
May 5, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Carrie Newcomer weaves her life and her art together, with music, community activism, and personal concerns all playing a role. She’s one of those people who exudes a spirituality that’s all her own, and she has to be seen in concert to be truly appreciated. Says novelist Barbara Kingsolver: “She’s a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace.”

$25
Sat
29
April 29, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Keller Williams brings back his “Shut the Folk Up and Listen” series with one of his favorite folk gurus, Steve Poltz. As Keller said in 2016 when he kicked off this seated evening of song and stories concept with Leo Kottke and again in 2018 with Martin Sexton, “I take great pride in the evolution of my career. Between all the electronic toys and all the eclectic people that allow me into their worlds, this set goes back to the beginning. Guitar and microphone. Loopless. You’ll hear songs you recognize and a few you won’t. I may even hit you up for a request. All in all, its a loose night in comfortable chairs with acoustic music.

$35
Fri
21
Special Event
April 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

El Club 4114 W VERNOR HWY. DETROIT, MI 48209 United States

at El Club, Detroit Since forming in 2014, The War And Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself, a bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. Known for a live show nearly revival-like in intensity, the husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter endlessly create an exhilarating exchange of energy with their audience, a dynamic they’ve brought to the stage in opening for the legendary Al Green and touring with the likes of Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell. So when it came time to choose a title for their forthcoming sophomore album, The War And Treaty quickly landed on Hearts Town—the Nashville duo’s adoring nickname for their ardently devoted fanbase.

$25, $30 day of show
Fri
7
April 7, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Over the course of her twenty five year touring career, Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. She’s written songs in the style of Gershwin and Cole Porter (I Can’t Be New, 2004), gospel music (The Gospel Truth, 2007), traditional Cuban “son” (An American In Havana, 2016), and New Orleans junk piano (NOLA, 2019). In 2014 she composed the music and lyrics to the musical theater score Bull Durham, The Musical (MGM). Susan comes to Michigan with a unique new EP, “The Birds of Florida.”

$25, $33, $50
Fri
7
Special Event
April 7, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Michigan Theater 603 East Liberty Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

At Michigan TheaterAndrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 17 albums and performed extensively across the globe. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and festivals worldwide. Presented by The Ark and ann arbor’s 107one

$40.50, $50.50, $70.50
Sun
12
March 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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

Pitchfork called Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” “the pop song that launched a generation of piano lessons.” But Vanessa has released five albums since that song came out in 2002, each one revealing more of herself as a songwriter. “Always building up, falling apart. Love is an art,” sings Vanessa Carlton on the title track of her new “Love Is an Art.” Like the recording itself, the song is a meditation on the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love Vanessa explores, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down.

$30
Thu
2
March 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

The Majestic Theatre 4140 Woodward Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48201 United States

at The Majestic Theatre Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers formed after brothers Chris and Oliver Wood pursued separate musical careers for 15 years. Chris already had legions of devoted fans for his incomparable work as one-third of Medeski Martin &Wood, while Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson. With drummer Jano Rix added as a permanent third member, it’s become quite clear that The Wood Brothers is indeed the main act.

$29.50, $35 day of
Wed
1
March 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Since his neo-psychedelic Green On Red days, Chuck Prophet has been turning out country, folk, blues, and Brill Building classicism. His latest album, “The Land That Time Forgot,” is something different, a weather vane picking up signals from outer space—or maybe from the Heartland. Come and hear the latest from one of our favorite songwriters to have come out of the world of alternative rock.

$25
Sat
25
Special Event
February 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

With Special Guest: Tré Burt

The Majestic Theatre 4140 Woodward Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48201 United States

Presented by The Ark and AEG Live at The Majestic Theatre Margo Price has something to say but nothing to prove. In just three remarkable solo albums, the singer and songwriter has cemented herself as a force in American music and a generational talent. A deserving critical darling, she has never shied away from the sounds that move her, the pain that’s shaped her, or the topics that tick her off, like music industry double standards, the gender wage gap, or the plight of the American farmer.
Special guest, Tré Burt, opens the show.

$25, $30 day of show; $99 VIP
Sat
18
February 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Ask about the new generation of social justice music-makers ,and Crys Matthews will be mentioned. A southeastern North Carolina native who now calls Washington, D.C., home, Crys has been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman and Ruthie Foster. A prolific lyricist, Crys blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies punctuated by honest, original lyrics.

$20