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SUMMER COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES

Raisin PickersOLD TIME & BLUEGRASS
Raisin Pickers Raisin Pickers listen
It’s the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the Raisin Pickers, the Manchester-based string band that plays rustic Appalachian music, swingy jazz and bluegrass. Carol Wells Palms (string bass, fiddle, vocals) is a classically trained string player who captures the heart of traditional music. Mark Palms (banjo, fiddle, guitar, accordion, vocals) is a composer, player and avid proponent of traditional music and American musical heritage. David Mosher (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocals) was named Country Instrumentalist of the Year at the Detroit Music Awards in 2004. This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
Severe weather shelter location: University Hospital, Floor B1

1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CorndaddyROOTS ROCK
Corndaddy Corndaddy listen

Corndaddy’s music harkens back to the glory days of country rock through filters of power pop, bluegrass and British invasion pop/rock. The group, composed of Jud Branam on vocals, guitar and banjo; Kevin Brown on guitar, vocals, harmonica and mandolin; Hugh Huntley on drums; and Jerry Hancock on bass, has been nominated for three Detroit Music Awards in categories of best CD, instrumental performance, and best songwriting, and they were featured in the national magazine Performing Songwriter. This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
Severe weather shelter location: University Hospital, Floor B1

1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Depot Town Big BandBIG BAND & SWING
Depot Town Big Band Depot Town Big Band listen

Founded in 2011, Depot Town Big Band is a full 17-piece traditional big band playing charts from the 1940s (Glenn Miller) to the present (Gordon Goodwin). This Ypsilanti-based community band has attracted the talents of professional musicians, music educators and jazz enthusiasts from University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University. They can be heard regularly at historic Haab’s Restaurant in Ypsilanti on the last Tuesday of each month. This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
Severe weather shelter location: University Hospital, Floor B1

1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


All DirectionsCLASSIC R&B, MOTOWN, JAZZ & BLUES
All Directions

All Directions has been a part of the southeastern Michigan music community for decades. It now includes original members Mike Ager on keyboards and Pat Sorise on drums, and joining them to form a powerful R&B, blues, and classic Motown quartet are Shelley Catalan on vocals and John Peter on bass. The band has played numerous clubs, music festivals and concerts, and members of the band have performed with a variety of top name artists including Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Chuck Berry, Tommy Dorsey Band and Clarence Clemons. This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
Severe weather shelter location: University Hospital, Floor B1

1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


George Bedard & the KingpinsROCKABILLY, BLUES, SWING & ROCK
George Bedard & the Kingpins George Bedard & the Kingpins listen

George Bedard is a supremely talented guitar player and a longtime fixture in the Ann Arbor roots music scene. He’s been blowing the roof off of gin joints and folk clubs all over the Detroit/Ann Arbor area for more than 30 years. Continuing to excite crowds at regional festivals and clubs, his Kingpins band, with drummer Rich Dishman and bass player Pat Prouty, is famous for bringing fans of all ages to their feet with their swinging rockabilly originals and high-energy blues, swing and rock tunes. This concert is the last of Gifts of Art’s 2015 UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
Severe weather shelter location: University Hospital, Floor B1

1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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