Annie Bacon, Michelle Held & Jan Krist
Doors: 6:30pm, Show time: 7:00 pm
Admission $20 (suggested donation)
100% of proceeds go to the performers.
Annie Bacon is a writer and songwriter living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With her OSHEN she merges a literary writing style and folk-rock/Americana sound to create rich and emotionally complex music. She has also composed a Folk Opera, written a forthcoming novel on themes of motherhood & war, and is currently working on an original full-length musical with collaborator Kyle Rasche (Chain of Lakes) called The Keeper.
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Michelle Held is a contemporary folk musician with a distinctive voice and style of songwriting that explores life’s mysteries and reveals a startling wisdom hidden below the surface. She earned National Honorable Mention recognition in Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Telluride Troubadour Contest in 2018 and 2019 and has been welcomed on renowned stages, such as Kansas City Folk Festival, Wheatland Music Festival and The Ark. Brett Callwood of Detroit Metro Times writes, “Held plays gentle folk with oft-scathing lyrics. It’s her voice that adds the X-Factor; that little bit of welcome strange.” Held’s forthcoming self-produced debut single is an evocative and hopeful folk song that realizes the fragility of life.
Jan Krist was raised on rock, and cut her teeth on folk music of the 60’s and 70’s.
Her work travels from themes of social justice, to self examination, relationship, and regret, all while maintaining a sense of wonder, and a seed of hope.
A veteran of the club scene in Detroit, Jan describes her style as “Midwest urban folk”.
She is a two time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition, and a 4 time Detroit Music Award winner.