Timothy Monger & Julianne Ankley – March 7, 2018
Michigan-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Timothy Monger first established himself as co-founder of seminal Ann Arbor folk-rock outfit Great Lakes Myth Society. In the mid-00’s the band earned a cult following rendering detailed art-pop with British folk undertones and a distinctly Midwestern rock sensibility. Concurrently, Monger’s solo career extended as a natural outgrowth with the lush chamber pop of 2004’s Summer Cherry Ghosts to the more rustic tonality of 2011’s The New Britton Sound. His third album, Amber Lantern, melds subtle synth textures with elements of psych, folk, and jangling power pop.
Julianne Ankley has been writing heartfelt songs for many years. She’s released 3 solo albums and two singles in 6 years which have earned her 6 Detroit Music Awards, and some national accolades. “Lead Footin’ In the Left Lane” was used nationally by WXYZ (ABC) for the 2015 annual Woodward Dream Cruise special. Her song “No Place For a Lullabye” was used by HomeAid of America for years in their PSA campaign to raise funds for housing the homeless. She’s written songs with Platinum writers Gary Hannan and Dave Gibson, as well as Michigan Emmy winner, Michelle Chenard.