‘The Love Hangover’ Celebrates the Love Song

2017 benefit concert posterThree of Michigan’s hottest Americana bands and a moonlighting priest will explore the love song in all its guises at The Love Hangover, a benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s at The Ark on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

This is the 8th annual benefit at The Ark for the Breakfast program, with about $65,000 raised to date.

Throughout the night, the artists will mine their catalogs and favorite covers for love songs that make people laugh, swoon, dance and cry in their beer.

Featured Artists

The Whiskey Charmers (Detroit) feature Carrie Shepard, the Detroit Metro Times’ best singer/songwriter of 2016, with Lawrence Daversa on guitar. Critics call their bluesy, Western-influenced sound “silk and steel…heartache and whiskey.”

Plain Jane Glory (Muskegon) is husband and wife duo Michael Boxer and Laura Crosswait. Performing with a full band for The Love Hangover, their harmonies and arrangements are honest, passionate, heartfelt, eclectic and nostalgic all at once.

The Flutter and Wow (Detroit), a five-piece band led by singer-songwriter Tasha Lord, have been nominees for multiple Detroit Music Awards since 2012, including Best Folk Band, Best Acoustic Band and Outstanding Americana Vocalist.

The Very Rev. Dr. Lisa Tucker-Gray (Ann Arbor) By day the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Plymouth, Lisa Tucker-Gray’s adventures in music have taken her from the off-Broadway stage to cabaret and musical theater productions in Europe and around the country, including the national touring company of “Some Like it Cole,” a Cole Porter tribute. She is also the daughter of Rev. Svea Gray of Ann Arbor, who led the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s for 30 years.

Tickets are on sale now for $30 (all general admission) at The Ark box office, http://theark.org and through the Michigan Union Ticket Office by calling 734-763-TKTS. While quantities last, tickets may also be purchased by check at the St. Andrew’s parish office.

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