Local acoustic string jam quintet that plays a brand of twangy roots-folk music fused with elements of jazz and psychedelic rock that it calls “down-home funkgrass.” In the Cavern Club.
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Veteran Detroit singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes vintage and original blues, swing, and folk-style tunes.
Grand Rapids pop-rock quintet.
Howell country quartet led by singer-songwriter Shadrick, whose influences range from Hank Williams and Merle Haggard to Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson.
Local self-styled “lounge-a-billy” trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss.
Canton quintet led by keyboardist Michael Ager and featuring vocalist Kimberly Ringer that plays a versatile mix of R&B, blues- rock, Motown, and jazz.
Local composer-pianist, the winner of the 2010 U-M New Music on the Block competition, whose music ranges in style from classical and jazz to Argentine tango and Persian piano music.
Dec. 28-Jan. 1. 5-night showcase of 60 local and Michigan bands in a wide spectrum of genres. Daily lineups available at mittenfest.org. A benefit for the nonprofit youth tutoring and writing center 826michigan. $10 per night. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.