Ricky Skaggs has paved the way for many of today’s newgrass players. He’s helped keep bluegrass both relevant and rooted, always staying true to his style, but at the same time looking to expand his boundaries through working with the likes of Jack White and Emmylou Harris over the years. Skaggs is a true pride and joy of a long and winding American genre, probably because of his more than 40 years of dedication to perfecting his craft. Oh yeah, and he is an absolutely wicked mandolin player. $30. 7 and 9:30pm. 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1818. www.theark.org.
The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the