Find Your Folk! seems like a pretty good slogan for the 35th annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, since there’s a pretty good chance that every year you’ll walk out blown away by an artist — whether that be one that you’ve never heard of or someone previously overlooked. The festival is known for its outstanding lineups, and this year is no different. Here’s the breakdown: Friday, January 27 brings the progressive acts, while Saturday, January 28 drives the festival home with traditional folk. Friday features Ryan Adams, Dawes, Carbon Leaf, Elephant Revival, Sunny War, and David Wax Museum. Saturday brings favorites Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, Joe Henry, Sarah Jarosz, Caravan of Thieves and Seth Glier. And comedic folkie Haywood Banks will keep the entertainment flowing as M.C. Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. Tickets are $35 and $47.50 for a single night, $60 and $85 for both nights. 734-761-1800. www.theark.org
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
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