Friday, November 12, 2010

Live blues music in the D

Callahan's Music Hall, at 2105 South Blvd. in Auburn Hills, has an exciting lineup of national talent booked in the near future. On Friday, Tab Benoit takes the stage. Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers follow Saturday. The lineup of guitar wizards continues with Duke Robillard on Nov. 18, Coco Montoya on Nov. 19 and Detroit's own Eddie Kirkland on Nov. 20. That's five reasons for giving thanks! For more info, click

Here are a few other happenings this weekend.

On Friday, The Chris Canas Band is at The Jazz Cafe inside The Music Hall for the Performing Arts,  350 Madison in Detroit; the Broken Arrow Blues Band performs at the at Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network Party at Fifth Avenue, 215 Fifth Ave. in Royal Oak; and Motor City Josh rocks Fishbone's in Greektown.

Fans of acoustic blues will dig the Rev. Robert B. Jones and Leonardo at Live! From The Living Room, in the atrium of The Oakland Arts Center at  7 N. Saginaw St. in Pontiac.  Odds are good they will play some fine Son House selections. Call 248-250-1796 for information.

On Saturday, the Detroit Blues Society monthy meeting and jam comes to the Harbor House, 440 Clinton St. in Detroit (313-967-9900). The Kenny Parker Band hosts and there are always a plethora of fine players onstage throughout the evening. As an added bonus, the event will be a Toys For Tots fundraiser. Bring a $10 toy or make a $10 donation and receive a free CD! For information on joining the Detroit Blues Society, click They are good people.

Northsiders will want to catch the bugs Beddow Band's horn-driven R&B at Hector & Jimmy’s, 780 N. Milford Road in Milford (248-685-8779).

On Sunday, the Attic Dwellers acoustic music club celebrates its 7th anniversary at Paycheck's Lounge, 2932 Caniff in Hamtramck (313-874-0909). The Attic Bar is no more, but the club lives on.

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