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THE White CROW is in its 13th Season of Fine Performances!

ALL shows will run 7 to 8pm unless noted.

We encourage advance tickets on all of our Ticketed Events this season as shows are subject to cancellation if we feel there is not enough audience interest. You can purchase online seamlessly on Eventbrite by clicking on the Link above or in person at the Crow!

Dont miss any of the Great events we have planned for you and keep your ear to the Ground by signing up for the CROW CALL!

 

2018 / 2019 CROW SEASON at a GLANCE

The Ticketed Concert LINE UP
Oct 20th:       An Evening with AMY PETTY / sold out
Oct 26th        HOWLIN' CROW BLUES NITE / Larry McCray
Nov 16th       TALLER Then They APPEAR
Nov 24th       SHOP SMALL SATURDAY come on in!
Dec  8th         CHRISTMAS at the CROW/ Cookies/Cocoa/
                       Neighborhood Carolling
Dec  28th       HOWLIN CROW BLUES NITE Austin Walkin' Cane
Jan   18th      STEELS, HEELS and ROSEWOOD
                      "Women that should be kept 
                                               out of the Kitchen "
                      (Girls w Guitars renamed)
Feb  9th        BOTTLE ROCKET CABARET
                     The Un-valentines Road Show
Feb 22nd       HOWLIN' CROW BLUES NITE
Mar 15th       MONDAY'S SUPPER / Irish Celtic
Mar                CABIN FEVER FLEA
29-30-31       Indoor flea mkt 
                    
April 13th:     DIANA CHITTESTER & JAIME MARVIN
                      Women's Songwriter Spotlight  
 
April 26th      HOWLIN' CROW BLUES NITE     
    
May 11th:      DAVEY O Songwriter 
                       Concert & Workshop 
MAY 18th       LAST TICKETED EVENT of 2018/19  
                      JAZZ GREATS
                      SUNNY WILKINSON and 
                                        DR. RON NEWMAN
REPEATING EVENTS 
Every 2nd Thurs       MUSIC in the CAFE' w Tom Kitzman
Every Sat  10am       TAI CHI with JIM BUSH
Taller than they Appear
and Pie - 7:00 pm
Price: 15.00

TALLER then they APPEAR Performing all originals all of the time, Jere Stormer, Bobby Pennock, Sigrid Christiansen and Lauren Crane are Taller Than They Appear, a band of songwriters. Each has a style that is miles from the next, but come together with soulful harmonies, arresting arrangements and a smattering of instruments. Birdcalls, bells and bongos, woodblocks, washboards and whistles round out the guitars, violins and ukuleles. Overheard several if not nearly a dozen times, "You all have something here." Well, that's something, anyway. AND what can make this night better? PIE, yes PIE! This is our Annual PIE-LUCK night.. so bring a pie to pass and be a Friend and Bring a Friend.. Its a great way to kick off the Season!

"Watching them is akin to watching a Fellini film." 
--Joel Palmer, Musician and Host of The Empty Chair, 
Trinity House Theater, Livonia, Michigan

 

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES
...AND DUDES

"I can't get that nest song out of my head."
--Facebook comment (Even if that's a bad thing it's good.)

 

 

 

AUSTIN WALKIN' CANE Howlin' Crow Blues Nite w Zig Zeitler
AUSTIN WALKIN' CANE Howlin - 7:00 pm
Price: $15 pre sales $20 after Nov 30th

 

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE of PRE Holiday Ticket Pricing TICKETS $15 until Midnight Nov 30                                                       TICKETS $20 Dec 1st to 5:00 Dec 28th

HOWLIN' CROW BLUES NITE Featured Artist : AUSTIN WALKIN' CANE                                                                              Hosted by “Smokin’ Sleddog Artist” ZIG ZEITLER


BUY TICKETS HERE NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-white-crow-8564461489


"Interviews, Rare intimates sets with Legendary Blues Artists all in a beautiful Listening Room. Outstanding!"
IF you are a PLAYER bring your Instrument as often and Informal Jam will Follow off stage. The session will end by 10pm.. Audience members welcome to stay!

AUSTIN WALKIN' CANE

2015 Blues Music Award Nominee (Formerly W.C. Handy Awards) 
"Best New Artist Album" - One Heart Walkin'
Blues Foundation - Memphis, TN

"Austin Walkin' Cane arrives bearing not only a cool blues calling card but a commanding voice and fiery Delta chops."
The New Yorker

"If you like Muddy Waters, go see Austin Walkin Cane." Washington Post

BLUES FESTIVALS

The King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, Arkansas
Pinetop Perkins Homecoming - Hopson Plantation - Clarksdale, Mississippi
Blues On Broadbeach Festival - Australia 
Cali Blues & Folk Festival - Colombia - South America
Shakedown Blues Festival - U.K.
Cita Delta Festival - Bordeaux, France
Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival - U.K.
Juke Joint Festival - Clarksdale, Mississippi
FIMU World Festival - Belfort, France
Himalayan Blues Festival - Kathmandu, Nepal
D.C. Blues Festival - Washington D.C.
Wheeling Blues & Heritage Festival - Wheeling, West Virginia & many more around the U.S.

AUSTIN WALKIN CANE ACCOLADES:

XM/Sirius Radio - B.B. King Bluesville - Pick to Click. Murder of a Blues Singer cd National Reso-phonic Guitar CD Compilation - AWC original Love Grown Strong included. Says You - NPR nationally broadcast appearance Best Unsigned Blues Band - Buddy Guys Legends/Guitar Player Magazine - Chicago, IL International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Finalist - Top 6 - Memphis, TN Sonicbids Most Booked Band w/ over 60,000 hits to Sonicbids EPK Best Blues Band Winner & Best Guitarist Winner - Cleveland Scene Magazine, Cleveland Free Times National Reso-Phonic Guitars - Sponsorship Ernie Ball Strings - Sponsorship Dr. Z. Amplifiers - Sponsorship Rocky Mountain Slide Co. - Sponsorship

OPENED FOR or PERFORMED WITH:

Bobby Blue Bland, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr., Hubert Sumlin, Willie Big Eyes Smith, John Mooney, Robert Jr. Lockwood, John Hammond Jr., Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Billy Branch, Jaimoe (Allman Bros.), Watermelon Slim, Henry Gray, John Primer, Rare Earth, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, BR549, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Fruteland Jackson,Blind Mississippi Morris, Eric Sardinas, Nappy Brown

More on Austin at http://www.walkincane.com and Follow him on Facebook at                                              https://www.facebook.com/Austin-Walkin-Cane-Wire-Wood-Blues-300619069995563/

Michigan’s Long Standing “go to” Blues & Zydeco man, 
ZIG ZEITLER Hosts the Howlin’ Crow Blues Nite 
Every Last Friday from Sept through May.

ZiIG ZEITLER is known for his own branding of Blues, Cajun and Zydeco and has been touring, recording and teaching since 1969.
He has hosted multiple radio shows, and is sought after frequently as a multi-instrumentalist in recording sessions as well as for touring musicians. He has played with Music Luminaries such as Lazy Lester and has opened for Legendaries such as Buckwheat Zydeco.
The founding artist and co-owner of the White Crow Conservatory of Music, Zig is a veteran artist on the Smokin’ Sleddog Records Roster and has over 2 dozen CDs of original music to his credit.

Each Howlin’ Crow Blues Nite will feature one of the hottest blues musicians in the State of Michigan and it will give Audiences a Rare opportunity to hear some Legendary Players in a Listening room environment!
The 7 to 8:30 pm Show will feature a short personal and informative interview, a great Set from a Featured Blues Artist and “the Howlin’ part” begins when Zig joins his featured guest artist on stage to finish off the evening with some great improv’d arrangements of crowd favorites and screaming blues originals.
Nothing homogenized about this night except the coffee creamer.

IF you are a PLAYER bring your Instrument as often and Informal Jam will Follow off stage the session will end by 10pm.. Audience members welcome to stay!

The Crow Bar is open for this event as well 
Wet Drinks Dry Bar “non alcoholic Adult Beverages” 
Tickets on Sale in Advance on Eventbrite and at the Door 
The White Crow 3736 Mackinaw Saginaw MI 
989.790.2118


MORE on Zig Zeitler at www.zigzeitler.com 
www.facebook.com/ZydecoZiggie/ 
www.smokinsleddogrecords.com

Past Dates

Music in the Cafe' w Tom Kitzman
Tom Kitzman and Friends Second Thursdays - 7:00 pm
Price: $7.00

EVERY second Thursday 

Music in the Cafe

TOM KITZMAN and FRIENDS

Tom Kitzman is joined every month by a great combination

of Musical Friends sharing Favorite songs

that pull from Old Country and Blues!   

This is a wonderful night, intimate, fun and full of Laughs!

 

LARRY McCRAY Howlin' Crow Blues Night
Hosted by Zig Zeitler / Concert & Jam - 7:00 pm
3736 Mackinaw
Saginaw, MI 48602
United States
9897902118
Price: 15.00

Howlin’ Crow Blues Nite Featured Artist LARRY McCRAY Hosted by “Smokin’ Sleddog Artist” ZIG ZEITLER

"Interviews, Rare intimates sets with Legendary Blues Artists all in a beautiful Listening Room. Outstanding!"
IF you are a PLAYER bring your Instrument as often and Informal Jam will Follow off stage the session will end by 10pm.. Audience members welcome to stay!

LARRY McCRAY's heart and soul are in the blues. Of that, there's no question. It's been 25 years -- award-winning ones at that -- of scalding-hot and tasteful blues from the Arkansas-born, Michigan-based singer, guitarist, bandleader, songwriter and heir apparent to a lineage that includes personal influences and heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all of whom he's had the chance to meet and play with. McCray's eight albums have blended reverence for that tradition with his own soulful spin on the form, and those achievements have been noted with an Orville H. Gibson Male Blues Guitarist of the Year award as well as the Top Guitarist prize in International Blues Matters' 2014 writer's poll. But there's a part of McCray here that has a rock 'n' roll beat too, and he's following ‚Äčthat on his latest release,

THE GIBSON SESSIONS, a 12-song set featuring some of his personal favorites by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, ZZ Top, Gregg Allman, the Doobie Brothers, the Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival and others, with help from six-string brethren such as Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts, Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Eric Clapton), Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Allman Brothers Band, The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends). "The blues is my favorite, for sure. I get more out of it, feeling-wise, but I've always been a rock 'n' roll fan and I've always tried to write music that was rock 'n' roll friendly," McCray explains. He adds, THE GIBSON SESSIONS is as much a Larry McCray album as the 1990 or 91 debut AMBITION or any of the others that followed in its wake. "I always try to move forward and remember where I came from," McCray says. This album is a way to do these songs I love and maybe get them heard by people who like that music already, but do it in my own way so I can have some of my personality and self-identity within the music."

LIKE him on FACEBOOK

LARRY McCRAY's WEB

 

Michigan’s Long Standing “go to” Blues & Zydeco man, ZIG ZEITLER Hosts the Howlin’ Crow Blues Nite Every Last Friday from Sept through May.

ZiIG ZEITLER is known for his own branding of Blues, Cajun and Zydeco and has been touring, recording and teaching since 1969.

He has hosted multiple radio shows, and is sought after frequently as a multi-instrumentalist in recording sessions as well as for touring musicians.

The founding artist and co-owner of the White Crow Conservatory of Music, Zig is a veteran artist on the Smokin’ Sleddog Records Roster and has over 2 dozen CDs of original music to his credit. He has played with Music Luminaries such as Lazy Lester and has opened for Legendaries such as Buckwheat Zydeco.

Each month the Howlin’ Crow Blues Nite will feature one of the hottest blues musicians in the State of Michigan and it will give Audiences a Rare opportunity to hear some Legendary Players in a Listening room environment!

The 7 to 8:30 pm Show will feature a short personal and informative interview, a great Set from a Featured Blues Artist and “the Howlin’ part” begins when Zig joins his featured guest artist on stage to finish off the evening with some great improv’d arrangements of crowd favorites and screaming blues originals.

Nothing homogenized about this night except the coffee creamer.

IF you are a PLAYER bring your Instrument as often and Informal Jam will Follow off stage the session will end by 10pm.. Audience members welcome to stay!

The Crow Bar is open for this event as well Wet Drinks Dry Bar “non alcoholic Adult Beverages” Tickets on Sale in Advance on Eventbrite and at the Door The White Crow 3736 Mackinaw Saginaw MI 989.790.2118

 

ZIGs WEBSITE

LIKE ZIG on FACEBOOK

FIND him on SMOKIN SLEDDOG RECORDS

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No and kids 12 and under are free

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is ample Free Parking on site and additional parking 1/2 block away Those individuals requiring Handicap accessible please let us know and we will allow for Back door access

What can I bring into the event?

IF you are a PLAYER bring your Instrument as often and Informal Jam will Follow off stage the session will end by 10pm.. Audience members welcome to stay!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

thewhitecrow@hotcrowpie.com or 989-790-2118

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

NO silly rabbit.. your online sale is recorded and sent to us.. your name will be on a list at the door!

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Absolutely.. send a friend in your place. We will make certain they feel at home!

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yep.. Just tell them to let us know who they sitting in for. THANKYOU for making LIVE MUSIC part of your LIFE!

an Evening with AMY PETTY
Michigan Songwriter - 7:00 pm
Price: 12.00

A Native of Detroit Michigan , Amy Petty’s sound and songwriting are compelling, complex and original soundscapes weaving a lush tapestry of folk, pop, rock and blues. Art, mystery, and spirituality influence and infuse her poignant, evocative and sensual songs. These sonic canvases showcase the heartfelt emotion behind her lyrics and provide a foundation over which her voice and choral harmonies soar. This night should prove yet again.. Michigan is the home to some of the most incredible Talent! dont miss it and Be a Friend and Bring a Friend

FIND AMY ONLINE HERE

Annie Sellick & Pat Bergeson
Jazz night at the Crow w Annie Sellick & Pat Bergeson - 8:00 pm
Price: 15.00

 

Jazz Night at the Crow 
A Smokin' Sleddog Artist Event

The White Crow Conservatory of Music is Thrilled to present
ANNIE SELLICK & PAT BERGESON

Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson a duo far beyond the standard artistic measure. 
Jazz vocalist phenom, Annie Sellick teams up with her husband, master guitarist and renowned harmonica player, Pat Bergeson, to present a live performance not soon forgotten by any audience. With exquisite vocal capabilities, exceptional musicianship, body percussion and extraordinary stage presence this pair comes together to more than double the wow factor of their performance as a duo. Amazing to watch, Annie is fully involved artistically, emotionally and physically in every performance and has graced stages around the globe in clubs, festivals, and theatres. She has received the high praises of Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times and the LA times to name a few.
Pat Bergeson, at the request of Chet Atkins, made the move to Nashville to record and tour with Atkins and his legendary band. He is considered one of the most talented guitar player’s, guitar player and is recognized worldwide as one of he finest harmonica players of our time. He co-wrote “Mountains Of Illinois” and “That Kind of Love” with Michael McDonald for Allison Krauss’ album “Forget About it”. He has performed and recorded with a long list of chart toppers and cult favorites including, Lyle Lovett, Madeline Peyroux and Dolly Parton. 
Annie and Pat together on stage cover an incredibly wide swath of music with rootsy cover songs, jazz standards, soulful originals and cabaret classics. They reach out to an equally wide audience base and and have an incredibly fast growing population of fans and followers who leave their performances totally inspired by their high level of skill, confidence, ease and charm. 
Currently Annie and Pat are touring with the Tommy Emmanuel Show for the 4th year in a row along with John Knowles. Catch them when you can!

The Crow Bar will be open for this event.. 
Dry Bar.. wet drinks!

JT Sunden & Bradley Myers
Buzz and Buster - 7:00pm
Price: $7.00

 

"Im Harmonica Buzz                                                                                       Im Buster Bradley                                                                                           Buster plays the harmonica                                                                           and I play guitar...it's just the way it worked out."                                             JT Sunden        

Returning to the Crow for one of the last Music events of the 2017/18 season Crow favorites "Buzz and Buster"

JT Sunden, known to many as Harmonica Buzz, is a dynamic force that crosses the predictable boundaries of the timeworn and well loved genres of acoustic music and firmly believes that "Songwriting is the Bridge that connects the Blues to the gospel".   JTs identifiably unique take on songwriting is only bested by his approachably marked savvy on Guitar and Harmonica.   Building bridges of his own to connect audiences everywhere to his words and music.

Bradley Myers, known to many as Buster, is a Michigan Native that moves seamlessly from Music to visual Art.  Picking up the Harmonica as a young Teen, Buster started appearing at Open mics and Street Musician festivals where an uncommon alliance grew between Buzz and Buster.  Both sharing a love of the Blues this became the starting point for one of Michigan's Favorite Raw Blues Duos.  

They challenge the boundaries of a predictable genre and they bring a genuine delivery to the stages they appear at whether its grand or small. The Buzz and Buster show is too cool to be Blue!

You can LIKE them and FOLLOW them on Facebook at

  https://www.facebook.com/buzznbuster/

 

Bottle Rocket Cabaret
A Night at the Firefly - 7:00 pm
Price: 18.00

 

SPECIAL EVENT:

Final Ticketed Concert of the 2017/18 season

A Night At The Firefly: Jazz & Blues Standards with John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seal of Bottle Rocket Cabaret 

Bottle Rocket Cabaret is the duo comprised of award winning musicians John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal. With dedicated followers around the country, audiences are deligthed with their irresistible chemistry.

“A Night At The Firefly”, is filled with familiar standards, and songs from the blues and “light” jazz genres much like you would hear in a vintage supper club setting, embellished with stand out Originals that will keep you wanting more! It will be a festive and entertaining evening of music and humor, as the Crow transforms with firefly lighting, photos of Jazz and Blues Greats and mock Adult Beverages to set the mood. 

This is our Final Ticketed event of 2017/ 18 season.. Bring friends, they'll thank you for it!

Sample song list: Moon River, ‘Round Midnight, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Fishin’ Blues, Black Coffee, Summertime, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out, Stormy Monday, At Last, Smile, Misty Blue

More on Bottle Rocket Cabaret at:

www.smokinsleddogrecords.com 

www.facebook.com/smokinsleddogrecords

www.bottlerocketcabaret.com 

www.facebook.com/bottlerocketcabaret

MARDIS Gras at the CROW

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ZYDECO Ziggie and the BLASTERS

Brings Mardis Gras to the CROW

let the Good times Roll!

Opener to be Announced.

7:00 pm Tickets $15

 

Girls with Guitars / Sold out
Women of Music - 7:00 pm
Price: $15

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WHITE CROW FAVORITE / GIRLS with GUITARS                                                                               

FOUR of Michigan's Favorite women of Music sharing a night of Song, Stories, Banter and Laughter.   

This is a full house event so buy tickets in Advance!   

TICKETS $15 

Siusan Bayne O'Rourke

Jamie-Sue Seal

Sigrid Christiansen

Jaime Marvin

All Great Writers and Performers.. ALL in one night!

Learn more about them at 

www.siusanandzig.com

www.jamiesueseal.com

www.sigridchristiansen.com

www.jaimemarvin.com 

TICKETS at 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-with-guitars-2018-tickets-41836511131

An Irish Night before Christmas - 7:00 pm
Price: $15.00

 

An Irish Night Before Christmas w Siusan & Zig and Monday's Supper

Tonights Opener : Jean Marie Learman

Ringing in the Holidays as only the Irish can, Three Time Irish Music Award nominees, Siusan & Zig are only better when joined by Monday's Suppers' bandmates,   Katherine Bach Morris and Nellie Schrantz.

Fabulous night of songs of the Seasons and Irish Holiday Favorites.

This is also the White Crow Christmas Party so Desserts will be plentiful..        bring a favorite Holiday Sweet to share.

More on Mondays supper at http://siusanandzig.com/mondays_supper/ and 

LIKE them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MondaysSupper/

Tonights Opener is Mid Michigan Favorite Jean Marie Learman. anchor member of Equinox, Jean Marie and the Lads and La Compagnie will be sharing some of her favorite Songs of the Season!

More on Jean Marie at http://jeanmariemusic.net

 

Acoustic Thursdays First Thursdays - 7:00 pm
Price: $7.00

Acoustic Thursday's Presents

AnnMarie Rowland

AnnMarie’s music gravitates toward her values and experience: the simple life of community and friends, tradition and constancy, love and companionship, loss and reflection.  Whether it's an original song about the old family piano up on the auction block, or something borrowed from the great canon of musical Americana, her voice resonates with the strength and insight of someone who has lived both glory and sorrow, and has reflected, prevailed and gained. 

  She’ll make you laugh. She’ll make you cry. But mostly, she’ll do your heart good with her songs and stories.

 

 

 

 

French Canadian / Celtic - 7:00 pm
Price: 12.00 / 10.00 members

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La Compagnie

French Canadian / Celtic Music and Folklore

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tickets $12.00

NO Opener

La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe was founded in 2007 by Genot Picor in an effort to preserve French Canadian and Celtic folklore, music and dance of North America.  Over the years, "La Compagnie" has performed in several venues ranging from festivals, reenactments, museums, libraries and the historical rendezvous.  Made up of four core musicians, Including Katherine Bach Morris and Jean Marie Learman.  La Compagnie will include other professional musicians and dancers to provide your venue with an authentic, custom designed, performance experience.

 

Acoustic Thursdays First Thursdays - 7:00 pm
Price: $7.00

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Butch Runyon

Unplugged at its best

Intimate, Engaging Great Night of Music!

OCT 5th
Starts Promptly at 7pm 
Tickets $7.00

Butch Runyon, 
a real veteran of the acoustic experience, has played publicly for over 40 years. Former bands include The Few, Redeye & Streetcorner. Butch was born and raised in the poverty stricken hollows of West Virginia. He tells the stories of the hard times of his family and true tales of his Native American heritage. A recording artist, he plays acoustic music in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee & West Virginia. Butch features many original tunes and also serves up some very popular country, Americana, and light rock songs that are real crowd pleasers.
For several videos visit :
www.youtube.com/butchrunyon                                                                  First Thursday of the Month @ The White Crow
Unplugged at its best
Intimate, Engaging Great Night of Music!

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