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Tomorrow, Wednesday April 17, 6:30-8:30, the Downtown AADL hosts a screening of High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music, followed by a discussion of Bluegrass with UM Music Professor Mark Clague. 

Horace Silver. This man created #HardBop Jazz. Hard Bop came after Be-Bop Jazz and it is the foundation for thousands of Jazz loops in our modern Jazz language and eventually HipHop. It was Horace Silver’s idea…to loop phrases and have the band jam and play solos over a series of looped phrases. Simple. It inspired the millions of Jazz musicians he leaves behind. He passed away at 85 years old. Rest in peace friend. #ALLiWantToDoisPlayMusic#HoraceSilver #Jazz #AmericasMusic

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  • Bill Bynum and & Co.

Join us Saturday, April 20, 1-2pm for a free performance by Bill Bynum & Co. at the Downtown AADL.

This show, celebrating country and bluegrass, is a part of the eight-week America’s Music project, which examines the history of American Popular Music through a series of films, discussion and concerts.

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Madcat, Kane & Maxwell Street play “Rollin’ & Tumblin” recorded live at the Creole Gallery in Lansing Michigan, January 11, 2009.

Tonight, 8-9 pm at Kerrytown Concert House, Peter Madcat Ruth offers up a set of harmonica-driven blues. There’s no admission fee for this performance, which is a part of AADL’s eight week America’s Music series exploring the history of American popular music.

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Tomorrow night, 6:30pm: UM Professor Mark Clague screens From Mambo To Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale along with Latin Music USA, Episode One: Bridges at the Downtown Library, with discussion to follow about Latin Music, Hip Hop, and their ties to each other.