Bluegrass Night! Thunderwüde Live
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Bluegrass Night! Thunderwüde Live

For Acoustic Routes, hosting a bluegrass show just before Christmas is an annual tradition and the show is mandolin and guitar virtuoso Jason Dennie's for as long as he's vertical. 

If you've never seen Thunderwüde - the trio of Jason Dennie, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel - your in for a treat. 
With decades of collective touring behind them, Thunderwüde's live show is one that charms with impeccable songwriting, melodies and vocal harmonies, with seasoned instrumental chops and musical improvisation. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdW2AXXIXA8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6vqkEVqUG0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQvj4ydQdo

Thunderwüde members have shared the bill with many notable artists including Arlo Guthrie, Keb Mo, Sam Bush, David Wilcox, LeAnn Rimes, The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crowe, and Taj Mahal, to name a few. 

Cover is $15 at the door (100% to the artists)

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Double Bill: Timothy Monger & Gifts or Creatures
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Double Bill: Timothy Monger & Gifts or Creatures

Acoustic Routes presents a double bill featuring two of Michigan's most creative musicians. 

Tim Monger, co-founder of Great Lakes Myth Society, is celebrating the one year anniverary of Amber Lantern, his most ambitious record to date. It's an inward musing, outward bound cascade of gently expansive, warmly detailed songcraft. Melding subtle synth textures with elements of psych, folk, and jangling power pop, Monger explores themes of hope, struggle, and personal revelation in poignant observations that celebrate the weird odyssey of the self. 

Gifts or Creatures is the musical pursuit of husband-wife Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple fuses a blend of Midwestern folklore, old-world history and cinematic soundscapes to create a trove of antique Americana.

Their latest release, Fair Mitten (New Songs of the Historic Great Lakes Basin), is a tribute to their Great Lakes home. Recorded in Kalamazoo alongside Seth Bernard, Dan Rickabus (The Crane Wives) and Max Lockwood (Big Dudee Roo, May Erlewine), the album offers up a collection of songs that celebrates the rich history and timeless significance of the Great Lakes Basin. 

$15 cover at the door. 100% to the artists!

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Cape Breton Fiddle Night in Saline via Boston
Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

Cape Breton Fiddle Night in Saline via Boston

Acoustic Routes presents an evening of Cape Breton fiddle music – the music of the Scottish Highlands brought to Canada by impoverished immigrants in the early 19th Century – featuring three of the Northeast’s most acclaimed traditional musicians. 

Called the “The new face of Scottish fiddling in the USA” (The Living Tradition), Katie McNally has made waves in both the American folk music scene and abroad since the release of her debut album, Flourish, in 2013. Katie attended both The University of Glasgow and The National Piping Centre in Glasgow Scotland where she studied ancient and modern Scottish Literature and Scottish traditional music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZCFmiZcMyY

A Michigan native living in Boston, fiddler Rachel Reeds has immersed herself in the Cape Breton and Scottish musical traditions and has become a familiar face at sessions, camps, workshops, and house parties around New England. Rachel is the 2013 New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Champion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6askWfrRRkE

Neil Pearlman is emerging as one of the traditional music scene’s most innovative young artists. Legendary Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland said that “watching Neil’s hands on the piano is like watching two spiders on crack!” His piano style is rooted in Cape Breton traditions while drawing on Latin, jazz and funk influences. The result is an exciting new sound that remains true to its traditional roots. An accomplished Cape Breton step dancer and mandolinist as well, Neil grew up in the family band Highland Soles. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wroMWgfeGkI

Cover is $15 at the door ($10 for members of the Saline Fiddlers) and 100% goes to the artists.

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Luke Winslow-King Live at Stony Lake
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Luke Winslow-King Live at Stony Lake

Bloodshot Records recording artist Luke Winslow-King is a hard man to pin down. Between the New Orleans Jazz Festival, European tours and major music festivals and clubs across the United States, he's always on the go. But when he finds himself back home in Cadillac enjoying family or a great trout stream, he knows that Acoustic Routes Concerts always has a stage waiting for him just a car ride away. 

Luke's work is an eclectic mix that combines Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll. His alchemical songs blend contemporary ideas with styles from bygone eras, producing a sound that is rustic and urbane, elegant and entirely his own. It looks to the past to move to the future. This along with his burgundy voice, dapper attire and versatile guitar playing have earned him a reputation as a musician who delivers soulfully energetic and dynamic performances.

His show tonight is a solo effort, which provides an intimate window into the true power of his best songs. 

The cover is $15 at the door and 100% goes to the artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdnvqBV9SNc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdnvqBV9SNc

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Cosa Sabrosa Food Truck
Nov
24
5:30 PM17:30

Cosa Sabrosa Food Truck

"All natural, locally sourced Latin American cuisine and specialties..." Join us for hands down the best tacos you'll ever eat. Incredibly fresh, organic ingredients....Amazing flavors.....Great presentation. Do yourself a favor and get one of each!!

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Cosa Sabrosa Food Truck
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Cosa Sabrosa Food Truck

"All natural, locally sourced Latin American cuisine and specialties..." Join us for hands down the best tacos you'll ever eat. Incredibly fresh, organic ingredients....Amazing flavors.....Great presentation. Do yourself a favor and get one of each!!

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Scotland's North Sea Gas Live in Concert
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Scotland's North Sea Gas Live in Concert

Acoustic Routes Concerts and Stony Lake Brewing present North Sea Gas, one of Scotland's most popular folk bands.

Hailing from Edinburgh, this award-winning trio delivers traditional and self-penned material driven by three-part harmonies and wide range of instruments. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbsEAlBD2HU&list=PL8279E9D1F15BB052

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj7JKgl-E8k&list=PL8279E9D1F15BB052&index=5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fewghOUR6Cc

The cover charge is $15 and like all Acoustic Routes Concerts, 100% of the door goes to the musicans for gas money, guitar strings and bail.

Arrive early because seating can get scare by show time!

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An Evening with Luke Winslow-King
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Luke Winslow-King

Fresh from a summer tour of Europe, Acoustic Routes presents Bloodshot Records recording artist Luke Winslow-King of New Orleans.

Luke is a singer, composer and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and the New York Times describes his music as, “A boiled-down live, almost improvised sound that seamlessly melds Delta blues, gospel and jazz themes with personal, simplified lyrics that speak to his personal and artistic evolution.” Offbeat Magazine said, “Like all good troubadours, Winslow-King balances that blatant power with the sexy, sweet come-on lilt.” 

Here are just a few examples: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYoZwFdGrf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdKjMjaU9QY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hf1Ay6cJQs

A native of Cadillac, Mich., Winslow-King is especially well known to audiences in Ann Arbor and Saline, with regular appearances at The Ark, Sonic Lunch and Acoustic Routes. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Jack White, Pokey Lafarge and Taj Mahal.

The cover is is $15 at the door and all proceeds go directly to the artist.

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Cosa Sabrosa Food Truck
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Cosa Sabrosa Food Truck

"All natural, locally sourced Latin American cuisine and specialties..." Join us for hands down the best tacos you'll ever eat. Incredibly fresh, organic ingredients....Amazing flavors.....Great presentation. Do yourself a favor and get one of each!!

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Clarence Bucaro Live at Stony Lake Brewing
Jul
1
8:00 PM20:00

Clarence Bucaro Live at Stony Lake Brewing

Acoustic Routes presents acclaimed Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro live in concert.

A two-time finalist in NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Music Contest and praised in the pages of Rolling Stone (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-clarence-bucaro-and-allison-moorers-haunting-strangers-20160519) for his penetrating and melodic observations about relationships, Bucaro has had musical homes in New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York City, not to mention on the road throughout the year. There's no question the singer-songwriter has sharpened those skills with his latest album, Pendulum.

Here are just a few of his varied catalog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XoMWUxIoLA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGCVrTvzz6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cQ0Z9Jdu_o

Cover is $15 at the door and 100% of the proceeds go to the artist.

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Fortune Cooking Food Truck
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Fortune Cooking Food Truck

Fortunecooking Food Truck specializes in Asian-Fusion cuisine…we combine elements of different culinary traditions like SE Asia and marry them together to create the most delicious and unique flavors. Owner and Executive Chef Tom Lin, is a restaurateur, culinary instructor and Television Celebrity Chef. Inspired by his appearance on this season’s The Great Food Truck Race (on the Food Network), Tom purchased a food truck and expanded on his Fortunecooking Brand. We are honored to bring this Food Truck to Saline and share our love of food!!

Signature Dishes

Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl

Tender chicken in a sticky glaze that is sweet, salty, and a bit sour. Served with steamed vegetables and over rice. Loaded with color and texture, this is a food fan’s favorite.

Asian Taco

An Asian-inspired dish that get you out of your taco rut. Umami rich marinated meat, with layers of guacamole, pico de gallo, Asian slaw and topped with spicy mayo and cilantro.

Teriyaki Chicken Egg Roll

These unique, homemade egg rolls are filled with succulent teriyaki chicken, with fresh mixed vegetables and served crisp with plum sauce and hot mustard.

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Olivia Millerschin Live at Stony Lake Brewing wsg Jake Enos
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

Olivia Millerschin Live at Stony Lake Brewing wsg Jake Enos

Olivia Millerschin wrote her first song before she turned 14. She won a Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting contest sponsored by Yoko Ono and that same year she made it to the finals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, where she performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVWncskO02I).

One Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m., Acoustic Routes Concerts is bringing her to Saline, where she’ll perform in front on an intimate crowd at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave. 

"Look Both Ways," her second full-length album, which was released last year, infuses all of the clever lyrics, haunting melodies and colorful folk, pop and soulful elements she’s noted for. The album’s title reflects Olivia’s quest to “look both ways”– relish in the good and proceed with caution when necessary – in a complex music industry and world. 

The song “Long Weekend” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqY92Ys52FQ) is an ode to love found and quickly lost and features artist Michael Grubbs, known to his fans as Wakey Wakey, from the hit TV show “One Tree Hill.” 

The song “When” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_ljY2BN-HE) features Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of The Voice. 

Her version of the 1920’s French song “Parlez-Moi D’Amour” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGTwjo5NNO8) is featured on a Republic Records companion album to author Mitch Albom’s book “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” alongside musical greats Ingrid Michaelson and Tony Bennett. 

Jake Enos is a singer-songwriter from Saline who has performed at The Ark, Grillin' and been a guest on Tree Town Sounds on 107.1 WQKL-FM. He has opened for artists including Grammy-winning guitarist Al Petteway and Luke Winslow-King.

The cover charge is $15 at the door and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the artists.

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Fortune Cooking Food Truck
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Fortune Cooking Food Truck

Fortunecooking Food Truck specializes in Asian-Fusion cuisine…we combine elements of different culinary traditions like SE Asia and marry them together to create the most delicious and unique flavors. Owner and Executive Chef Tom Lin, is a restaurateur, culinary instructor and Television Celebrity Chef. Inspired by his appearance on this season’s The Great Food Truck Race (on the Food Network), Tom purchased a food truck and expanded on his Fortunecooking Brand. We are honored to bring this Food Truck to Saline and share our love of food!!

Signature Dishes

Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl

Tender chicken in a sticky glaze that is sweet, salty, and a bit sour. Served with steamed vegetables and over rice. Loaded with color and texture, this is a food fan’s favorite.

Asian Taco

An Asian-inspired dish that get you out of your taco rut. Umami rich marinated meat, with layers of guacamole, pico de gallo, Asian slaw and topped with spicy mayo and cilantro.

Teriyaki Chicken Egg Roll

These unique, homemade egg rolls are filled with succulent teriyaki chicken, with fresh mixed vegetables and served crisp with plum sauce and hot mustard.

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