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Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights. Every Saturday features local and regional talent, and is usually free. Friday open mic and Saturday shows start at 8pm.

Upcoming Concerts

Sat, Nov 29, 2014 - Kerry Patrick Clark Quiet


If we haven’t met yet, hello!  I am Kerry Patrick Clark.  Singer, songwriter, storyteller. Hang out, check out my music and lyrics, upcoming performances or sign up for my e-mail friends list.


Kerry Patrick Clark Website: http://www.kerrypatrickclark.com/web/Welcome.html

Sat, Dec 6, 2014 - Annie and Rod Capps Quiet



"Watch out for Annie Capps. Her latest recording and recent live shows are proof that yet another major talent is developing here in Michigan." Matt Watroba, WDET "Folks Like Us"

"Singer/Songwriter, Annie Capps is heir to the long history of folk music as a medium for social commentary. At the same time, she is clearly a folksinger for the 21st century, using her art to explore the psychology of the individual to engage in a little fret therapy." (Stephanie Kadel-Taras, Ann Arbor Observer)

With her sweet, wry, perspective on things, Annie puts herself and a host of other subjects on a laboratory slide, peers in close, and makes discoveries that ring satisfyingly true. Drawing on three decades of wide ranging influences, Annie offers a little bit of something for everyone. Complimented always by the artful musicianship of her husband, Rod Capps, they create contemporary folk music that is as sophisticated as it is disarming. With instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, tenor banjo, mandolin, and fiddle, they continue to defy classification, incorporating hints of country, a dusting of old time bluegrass and a pinch of jazz, offering thoughtful, exuberant songs that have at their core a warm, funky groove and a soulful glow. As a trio, they are joined by drummer/percussionist Christine Schinker who kicks things up with her easy rhythm and warm harmony vocals.

Annie Capps wrote her first song at age 11; shes been involved in music ever since, fronting a variety of Detroit-area bands, most of which included Rod on either bass or guitar. Their inexorable move toward a more stripped-down, introspective and masterfully musical take on the singer/songwriter genre has earned them a host of Detroit Music Award nominations and enchanted audiences in coffeehouses and festivals throughout Michigan and beyond.

Some of their career highlights include:

* Opened for: Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, Tracy Grammar and Jim Henry, David Bromberg
* Shared the stage with Mustard's Retreat, Jan Krist, Kitty Donohoe, Jim Bizer, David Barrett, Matt Watroba, Whit Hill, Tangerine Trousers, The Milroys, Ralston Bowles, Jo Serrapere, and Wanderin' Wheel to name just a few.
* Festival appearances include: The Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Wheatland Music Festival, Noreast'r Festival, Thumbfest, Arts, Beats and Eats, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, and the Muskegon Summer Celebration.
* Appeared at venues such as, The Ark, Trinity House Theater, Mama's Coffee House, Off-the-Wall Coffee House, and Uncommon Ground in Chicago.
* Radio stations playing their music: WCSX's Over Easy program with Pam Rossi (94.7 FM Detroit) and the Folks Like Us program with Matt Watroba on WDET, Old Front Porch (WXOU), Valley Folk (WFCR 88.5 fm), WJPF (Akron, OH), WQKL (107.1 Ann Arbor), WCBN (88.3 Ann Arbor).

Annie is a member of the Yellow Room Gang, a group of renowned singer/songwriters who meet monthly to share food and new works in progress and perform together in various incarnations and venues.

She is also very involved in the local music community, organizing events, hosting songwriter showcases and coordinating local networking meetings.

Their fourth album, One Big Show, is their first release on Yellow Room Records and features 12 new original songs (and one surprising but perfect cover). With this brand new recording in tow, the duo promises to challenge and captivate you with their ever evolving musical path, while always staying true to their own unique style.

For more information contact Annie or Rod at 734-330-5226 or email info@maynardmusic.com

Sat, Dec 13, 2014 - Aaron Peterson/Pash Lavender Quiet

Aaron Peterson is an acoustic “finger-style” guitar player that hails from the upper peninsula of Michigan (da U.P.). You may have heard rumors of the U.P.; tales of log cabins and lumberjacks, life without internet, and Perch so large they could easily be mistaken for Muskie. Well let me tell you, they are all true. Aaron grew up in the wilderness with a family of bears. During the summer months he enjoyed hiking the vast forests and working on his hunting and gathering skills. During the frozen tundra winters, however, he was confined to the shelter of the den where he had to use the body heat emanating from his hibernating family to stay warm. In order to stay occupied during these dull days he independently invented a new musical instrument which he called the “plang-twang”. Coincidentally, he later found that his instrument is nearly identical to the acoustic guitar! He wove the strings from spider webs, created the neck from a split tree branch, and used a combination of grass, leaves, tree bark, and bear slobber to fashion the body. His excellent tone is a result of practicing with only the finest spider webs, and his perfect rhythm and volume control developed from trying not to disturb his grumpy, slumbering roommates.


Sat, Dec 20, 2014 - *Hurricane Jayne and The House Rockers Christmas Show* LoudLoudLoud

Hurricane Jayne and The House Rockers will jingle the night away with familiar Christmas tunes you'll want to sing along. Come for a night of funny and not so funny jokes, familiar songs, and a great group that will appriciate your attendance. We will be accepting monetary donations for the Local Disaster Fund for the Red Cross of Hancock County. There will also be some giveaways too.



See you there!



Come early!!!!!



 


Sat, Jan 10, 2015 - Midnight Riders MediumMedium

The Midnight Riders are a local acoustic classic rock band.



Formed in May of 2012, the members have been in various bands around the Findlay/Fostoria Ohio. They play for the love of the music as well as the friendship they have for each other.



Otto Mercer, Ryan Hensley and Jay Albright



Sat, Jan 17, 2015 - James Adkins Quiet


 



About James Adkins




 




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By age ten, James had lived up and down the East Coast, Hawaii, California, and, for a short time, Japan. Being exposed to music from different areas and cultures was an exciting and eye-opening experience for a young boy. James’ middle school years were spent in Havelock, North Carolina where he was introduced to the Bluegrass sound and was given his first opportunities to perform in a professional setting. Kitty West, a local folk singer, took James under her wing and encouraged him to play at various venues and folk festivals from New Bern to Beaufort.



At fourteen, James began his formal musical training with the late, great John Floyd Webb while at Pensacola High School in Florida. Webb began to teach James to read and write music, understand the way chords related to each other and music theory in general. By the end of high school, James was working with the other guitarists at PHS and various musicians around Pensacola. Upon high school graduation James was awarded the MIRA award for excellence in Music and a Presidential Scholorship to attend the University of West Florida Jazz Program.



James stayed in Florida for his college experience to study with great musicians like Dave Shelander, Bob Maksymkow, and Dr. Joseph Spaniola. Daily, James learned a great deal about the theory of music and the style of Jazz, but meanwhile was learning about the business of music and how to entertain crowds at night. The University of West Florida provided James with a great many different outlets for his musical interests and played in many talent shows, festivals, Jazz Band/Combo concerts, and even the occasional concert band show.


James Adkins Website: http://www.jamesadkinsmusic.com/

Sat, Jan 24, 2015 - Emily Keener Quiet

At 15 years old, Emily Keener is a young girl with an old soul, and her moving music seems to come from a place of beauty and pure emotion.



She plays her dad’s old-six string acoustic guitar with a folksy, nostalgic groove, and she can fill a room with her unique style. Her shows include her original songs and covers on both the guitar and piano, and every song is lovingly filtered through a passionate voice.



A Book of New Beginnings is Emily’s first full-length album, and it has been in the works since February of 2013. Featuring The Womack Family Band, this all original album captures her lovely, youthful style with every word. Filled with new songs and new sounds, the record is beautiful down to the last second.



Emily started playing the guitar when she was 11 years old and began writing songs when she was almost 12. After writing for almost two years, she has over 60 original songs and has released two EPs in addition to her new LP. 


Sat, Jan 31, 2015 - Kennedy Richards Quiet

At the age of sixteen Kennedy Richards, along with her guitar, began her journey into the realm of stale beer, coffee grounds, vinyl records and the soul that tied them all together. Rejecting the shallow, over-processed approach so common in female musicians of her age, Kennedy pushes herself away from the mainstream while pulling her influences from their black-and-white photographs and into modern-times. Following in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, Kennedy uses her opportunity as a songwriter to analyze her surroundings and bring to light what is often swept under the rug. Her influences vary from the Greenwich Village folk singers and the Mississippi Delta Blues players to the Detroit garage-rockers and Seattle punks. A listener of Kennedy Richards can expect to hear songs about the romanticism of death, feminism, the emptiness of mainstream radio, individuality, self-accountability and vagabond gypsies. With two years as a musician and two CDs under her belt, Kennedy is looking to make her passion grow into more than herself, hoping to inspire the people of her time the way those she respects and admires did for her.


Sat, Feb 28, 2015 - The Jack Schilb Trio MediumMedium

I will be joined Saturday night by two accomplished musicians. Don Beyer on bass, and Chuck Mauk on drums, who (I think) are one of the best rhythm sections you're likely to hear. We're working on a CD of original tunes which we'll perform, along with a variety of familiar songs. Looking forward to a fun filled evening, hope to see you all there.


A former member of the bluegrass band the “Diamonds in the Rough,” I’ve been playing music in different genres for many years. Beginning with a rock and roll band during high school days, and moving to acoustic folk rock and an emphasis on songwriting throughout the college years. After a middle age hiatus, the past fifteen years have been busy with several musical endeavers.Am currently playing in an acoustic duo with blues harmonica player Dan “Mudfoot” Hubbs, playing occasionally with a group of fellow songwriters from Bowling Green called the “Long Lost Brothers,” working on a jazz / swing trio with an upright bassist and a trumpet player, and of course playing solo gigs.I enjoy trying to cover those songs that are familiar, but not heard that often. The goal being to hear people say, “That’s a great song, I haven’t heard that forever.” Songwriting, however, will always be my first love. and to that end have been writing many things the past few years.


 


The Jack Schilb Trio Website: http://www.myspace.com/jackschilb

Sat, Jun 13, 2015 - The Jack Schilb Trio MediumMedium

I will be joined Saturday night by two accomplished musicians. Don Beyer on bass, and Chuck Mauk on drums, who (I think) are one of the best rhythm sections you're likely to hear. We're working on a CD of original tunes which we'll perform, along with a variety of familiar songs. Looking forward to a fun filled evening, hope to see you all there.


A former member of the bluegrass band the “Diamonds in the Rough,” I’ve been playing music in different genres for many years. Beginning with a rock and roll band during high school days, and moving to acoustic folk rock and an emphasis on songwriting throughout the college years. After a middle age hiatus, the past fifteen years have been busy with several musical endeavers.Am currently playing in an acoustic duo with blues harmonica player Dan “Mudfoot” Hubbs, playing occasionally with a group of fellow songwriters from Bowling Green called the “Long Lost Brothers,” working on a jazz / swing trio with an upright bassist and a trumpet player, and of course playing solo gigs.I enjoy trying to cover those songs that are familiar, but not heard that often. The goal being to hear people say, “That’s a great song, I haven’t heard that forever.” Songwriting, however, will always be my first love. and to that end have been writing many things the past few years.


 


The Jack Schilb Trio Website: http://www.myspace.com/jackschilb

Sun, Dec 27, 2015 - Josh Melton Quiet

Coffee Amici regular Josh "Sharkbite" Melton!


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