The concert, “Jeff Daniels & Friends,” will take place Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. The concert features Michigan-bred artists Rachael Davis of Cadillac, Wayne David Parker of Dearborn (anyone have a web link for him?), Ann Arbor based Peter ‘Madcat’ Ruth, Lansing’s Steppin’ In It and Neil Woodward of Howell (he’s Michigan’s Troubador). Daniels and company will perform original songs and several tunes celebrating the Great Lakes State. Members of the Purple Rose Theater Company will also share the stage throughout the evening.
Daniels explained “I’ve wanted to do something like this since hearing about Arlo Guthrie’s annual Thanksgiving shows in New York. Arlo and his friends get together and take over Carnegie Hall each year and put on a celebration of folk music. We’re looking forward to doing the same here at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor; and, hopefully, to continuing the tradition each year.”
Tickets are on sale at the Michigan Union Ticket Office 734-763-TKTS or through Jeff’s web site. Additional concert information is available by contacting Karla Rice at Fleming & Associates 734-995-9066.
Fun fact: you may not know that Jeff Daniels can sing and play guitar. Or do both at the same time. Truth is, he can and has been writing songs and playing guitar for 30 years!