2017 marks the ninth year of KissME in Ann Arbor (Keep it Simple and Swing), a full weekend of all things swing-dancing. The weekend-long festival offers afternoon, evening and late-night dances with noted jazz bands. Wade or dance into the Huron River, enjoy some food along with lots and lots of dancing. Swing-dancers can pick which dances to attend a la carte, or buy a pass for the weekend. Advance online registration is required.
Highways and Backroads comes out May 31 Brandon Grafius is at the forefront of a new wave of folk revivalists, or maybe we should say folk preservationists? Really, Grafius has his own splendid signature laced through the rousing-yet-breezy arrangements on Highways and Backroads, a full-length album he’ll be releasing at the end of May. Grafius is