Michael’s recordings have for years received and continue to garner awards in Country, Americana and Folk circles. His humor and wit, as well as the emotional depth of his work, keep his fan base growing and staying tuned in for whatever comes next. Don’t miss the chance to experience what those faithful fans keep returning again and again to enjoy.
Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance International. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame.
Claire Holley grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and enjoyed singing ever since she was a little girl. She began writing songs in college and has released seven full length records + two EPs. Her music has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition as well as in films & TV shows. She lives in Los Angeles.
“The charm of Holley’s hummable melodies, imagistic lyrics and vocal prowess suggest she’ll keep bringing crowds in from the cold…”
A singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose music is informed by blues, roadhouse rock & roll and Georgia soul, MIchelle Malone’s performances can go from contemplative and coffeehouse quiet to rowdy and “Twin reverb on 10” loud at the turn of a dime. Her passionate, uncompromising style has won her loyal following world wide, but most especially in the American south. She’s a wild-haired Rock Goddess, political singer/songwriter, passionate performer with early roots in the church choir – no single characterization tells the whole story.
Abraham Jam–composed of Billy Jonas, David LaMotte, and Dawud Wharnsby–features three “brothers” from the three Abrahamic faiths. Jonas, LaMotte and Wharnsby have performed extensively over the last few decades in their individual careers. They came together and recently announced a special one-night concert that will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at The Cary Arts Center
With six Detroit Music Awards to her name including Outstanding Country Songwriter in 2016 and Outstanding Country Vocalist in 2015, Julianne has cemented herself in the Detroit and Michigan music scenes as a major talent and one of the hardest working country artists in the midwest. Julianne has been writing heartfelt songs and delivering electric performances, both solo and with her band The Rogues, for years.
Gary is a professional Songwriter who has written songs recorded by Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, John Michael Montgomery, Craig Morgan, Michael Peterson, Jaron and the Long Road To Love, Montgomery Gentry, Hot Apple Pie, Darryl Worley, and many more. His awards include BMI #1 Radio Airplay awards for “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Back When I Knew it All”, CMA #1 awards, ACM #1 awards, Country Aircheck, BMI Millionaire awards in recognition of over Four million plus radio air plays, NSAI’s “Songs I Wish I Had Written” award voted by the professional songwriting community.