Arrive early for couches, armchairs, and to browse the books.
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Friday, June 10th - 8pm
AMBER WOLFE w/ LADY JANE
and stories from local author Jedediah Berry
Amber Wolfe is a singer-songwriter from Western Massachusetts. Amber sings with raw, honeyed vocals accompanied by minimal guitar. Wolfe composes in the Americana tradition and performs with jazz inspired improvisation. Amber Wolfe released her debut EP I Left the City in 2016
Lady Jane is Esperanza Friel, a one woman band hailing from western mass. Esperanza writes each song and crafts them carefully, using acoustic stylings on an electric guitar she has lovingly dubbed "Eurydice" and belting out melodies with a voice as big as Arizona.
Jedediah Berry is the author of The Manual of Detection, winner of the Crawford Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize. His short stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Ninth Letter, and Chicago Review, among other journals, and in anthologies including Best New American Voices and Best American Fantasy. His story in cards, "The Family Arcana," was published by Ninepin Press.
Saturday, June 11th - 8pm
DYADO, WILLIAM JOSEPH JORDAN
Folk from South Carolina. DYADO means grandfather in Bulgarian.
Thursday, June 23rd - 8pm
THE BANDSHES / MAMMA’S MARMALADE
Bandshes came together by chance during the summer of 2013. Friends since their Freshman year of high school, their eventual formation as a musical group was unexpected. Lead singer and songwriter, Zoe Chatfield, had been writing songs independently until collaborating for the first time with Athena Demaille Von Schmidt during their sophomore year of high school at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. During their Senior year, the two collaborated and wrote songs together for a school project and did a few small performances together. The summer after graduation, Zoe was asked to open for award winning singer-songwriter Kate Callahan with Athena on piano. During a jam session the night before the gig, a family friend suggested that Emily Gregonis join Zoe and Athena in their songs, and thus Bandshes was born.
Mammas Marmalade is an Amherst, MA based string band that plays across genre incorporating bluegrass, funk, blues, and folk into unique covers and original tunes.
Friday, June 24th - 8pm
ENSOLIEL ALBUM RELEASE
Hailing from the Western Highlands of Connecticut, the east coast of Scotland, the Appalachians and Los Angeles, and meeting in the middle, Ann Arbor based Ensoleil forms a truly diverse quartet. Combining their traditional and contemporary Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and New England influences with original tunes and songs, Ensoleil brings excitement to dances, festivals, and farmer’s markets abound.
Christine Hedden (fiddles), Nadine Dyskant-Miller (flute & feet), Annika Socolofsky (fiddle & voice) and Tanner Porter (cello & voice) are composers, students and graduates of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
As always, food, drink and love available at the Lady Killigrew
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Posters From The Past
Because some of them were just too lovely to surrender to the ether...