Thursday, May 21, 2015

- 2015 Sonic Lunch Artists - A2 MI - Thursdays - Noon - Free - Liberty Plaza -


June 4th – Martha Reeves

Martha Reeves

Kick off the Sonic Lunch series with Motown legend, Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame member and undisputed diva, Martha Reeves!
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas recorded throughout the 60’s for Motown,
charting 24 R&B hits including,
“Nowhere to Run”,
“Jimmy Mack”,
“Heat Wave”,
“Dancing in The Street”.

June 11th – Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis

Finalist on the 2015 series of NBC’s The Voice.
He was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land.
He blends the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul.
For over 15 years, Joshua has made a living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the US and Canada.
Joshua has also been ;
the front man for roots ensemble Steppin’ In It,
a member of the classic swing band Shout Sister Shout,
in the songwriter showcase band The Starlight Six ...

June 18th – Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

Jessica Hernandez

A performance on The Late Show with David Letterman ,
festival appearances at major shows including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza.
Modern, driving sound -
traces of Motown, tough vintage R&B, Latin grooves,
roots rock, cinema jazz, and retro ’60s girl group pop.

6/25 – Michelle Chamuel w/s/g
Absofacto Michelle Chamuel

Michelle Chamuel
Made her television debut on season 4 - 2013 - of NBC’s The Voice,
Massachusetts native and University of Michigan Alumni singer
on team Usher and taking home 2nd place.
fronted the seven-piece Michigan rock band, Ella Riot (formerly My Dear Disco).
“Face the Fire” CD - , Chamuel, Tyler Duncan and Theo Katzman –
college pals and My Dear Disco band members –



Absofacto = Jonathan Visger,
also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Hollow & Akimbo and Mason Proper,
in addition to being the former bass player of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

July 9th – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Joe Hertler

Mountains of Motown, fjords of folk, archipelagos of Americana, funky firth, ...
New album, Terra Incognita,

July 23rd – Laith Al-Saadi

Laith Al-Saadi

Crowned “King of the Blues” by Guitar Center
one of the top 4 Blues guitarists in the Country. 
Laith has been a staple to the Michigan music scene for most of his adult life. 
He has shared the stage with greats like
Buddy Guy,
BB King,
Taj Mahal,
Kenny Wayne Shepard,
Luther Allison,
Son Seals
Johnny Winter.
Laith is one of the best and most polished guitar-driven acts you are likely to find on earth.

 July 30th – Bennett


3-piece folk-rock group from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Their music is as unique as it is authentic
1st place in regional competitions, and playing alongside acts such as
The Avett Brothers,
Easton Corbin
Bela Fleck,
quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the American music scene.

August 6th – Luke Winslow-King

Luke Winslow-King

Cadillac, Michigan native - made New Orleans his home about a dozen years ago,
Singer, songwriter and guitarist specializes in the classic sounds of
early folk, blues, rock n’ roll and ragtime, played with soulful New Orleans flair.
degree in Jazz guitar from Michigan’s prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy,
shared stages with
Jack White,
Taj Mahal,
Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile
Rebirth Brass Band. 
Deftly mixing original material with songs from a bygone era,
Luke Winslow-King brings his dynamic five-piece band to Liberty Plaza .

August 13th – BØRNS
w/s/g Chris Bathgate


Michigan native Garrett Borns, Børns,
crafts  electro-pop confections that have been dusted with glam rock and folk.
Raised in Grand Haven, Michigan,
Børns studied music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Grand Rapids Community College,  After a brief stint in New York City, Børns - relocated to Los Angeles,
His new single “Electric Love” is on the Billboard Heatseekers chart...

Chris Bathgate

Chris Bathgate

country-tinged gothic folk
latest album Salt Year.

August 20th – Theo Katzman
w/s/g Joey Dosik
  -(Theo Katzman)-

University of Michigan Music School and multi-instrumentalist,
was a member of My Dear Disco
very involved in the Ann Arbor music community.
involved in
Jason French
Michelle Chamuel.

Joey Dosik

Joey Dosik

1 of the great jazz-soul artists to attend University of Michigan Music School.
Multi-instrumentalist currently producing music in Los Angeles.

8/27 – Vulfpeck


Out-of-the-box, unorthodox, funk band ...
Formed at the University of Michigan before residing in Los Angeles.
Vulfpeck is essentially a rhythm section; backed numerous singers and soundtrack work.
Other musicians occasionally contribute, the core members are
Jack Stratton,
Theo Katzman,
Woody Goss,
Joe Dart.

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1 comment:

Midwest Music Mafia said...

Saw Martha Reeves - Vandelas, Martha's brother - very good - good band - fun lunchtime in A2, MI .