All the fun happenings at your friendly neighborhood Raven Cafe…

May 2022

May
3rd
TUESDAY2022
Readings by AhlorenAhloren reads tarot and pendulums to patrons for a fee. https://www.facebook.com/ahloren
5-7:00 p.m.Table 3
May
5th
THURSDAY2022
Julianne Ankley (Live Music)Julianne Ankley’s soulful country style hails from a small Michigan border town close to the shore of Lake Huron and within earshot of the musical influences of Detroit. With seven Detroit Music Awards, including the 2019 award for Outstanding Country Artist/Group, Julianne has been writing heartfelt songs and delivering electric performances, both solo and with her band The Rogues, for years. To date, she has released 3 albums and 4 singles with her sophomore album “Vivid” garnering the 2012 DMA for Outstanding Country Recording. Her song “Lead Footin’ In the Left Lane” was used nationally by WXYZ (ABC) for the 2015 annual Woodward Dream Cruise televised special. From her debut solo album, “No Place For a Lullabye” was used by HomeAid of America for years in their PSA campaign to raise funds for housing the homeless. Julianne performed her song “Christmas In Your Heart” for the 2016 nationally televised “America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” She’s currently working on her 4th album.
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
6th
FRIDAY2022
Dan Shepherd (Live Music)“The music that I play is an eclectic blend of classic Americana roots music with a country and folk rock perspective.”

For more information, please visit Dan’s Facebook Page
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
7th
SATURDAY2022
High Flyers (Live Music)
Aim High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan is a private school for students with social disabilities – autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety disorders, and attention deficits. Over the last few years, the students have worked to put together a musical group called @the high flyers The High Flyers.

The High Flyers celebrate neurodiversity through music. Some of these students weren’t able to talk until age six or seven, others struggle with crippling anxiety and self-doubt, all struggled to relate to others. Three years on, the group is a talented, vocally strong group with a large repertoire. They have come together through music and, when they perform, they have a lot of fun!

They have been playing a variety of shows at restaurants and coffee shops. Most recently, the band performed for a bill signing on special education with the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan as a special guest on keyboard and vocals. They do a variety of covers.

They have a large draw with students from the school and family members. It’s a great opportunity to support learning and growth and amazing music too.
Join us for an evening of stories of thriving with different learning styles and original music.
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
10th
TUESDAY2022
Readings by AhlorenAhloren reads tarot and pendulums to patrons for a fee. https://www.facebook.com/ahloren
5-7:00 p.m.Table 3
May
12th
THURSDAY2022
Robyn Marriot (Live Music)Heart meets Sheryl Crow with these strong vocals and mix of country/rock and 80’s style.This CD features power ballads and upbeat tunes. It’s a great mix of 80’s and modern pop/rock.Robyn has enough energy to power a small fleet of motor vehicles and her vocals captivate an audience. You can hear her music at https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robynmusic  
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
13th
FRIDAY2022
Yeddie Woods (Live Music)Getting loopy in the Raven’s nest. Come enjoy your choice of brew, drink, what-have-you and enjoy the jams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBzKLNM4OnQ&feature=youtu.be
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
14th
SATURDAY2022
Blue Ridge (Live Music)
Blue Ridge is a band with a long history of traditional Bluegrass music. Three of the members have been playing together for 34 years. With two and three part harmonies and driving banjo they can generate energy and excitement along with softer ballads and gospel music. Members include Kerry Sutton on banjo, mandolin and dobro, Ed Orr on guitar, vocals by Terry Trudell and Bob Pokriefca on the bass.
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
17th
TUESDAY2022
Readings by AhlorenAhloren reads tarot and pendulums to patrons for a fee. https://www.facebook.com/ahloren
5-7:00 p.m.Table 3
May
19th
THURSDAY2022
Norm & Sandy (Live Music)Campfire vibe with your fave songs and some of our own originals with dual vocals and acoustic guitars..
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
20th
FRIDAY2022
Jennifer Westwood & Dylan Dunbar(Live Music)Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar form the heart of Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils, perform soulful americana and have toured primarily as an electric/acoustic duo since re-openings for audiences of 20 to 2,500. Blues guitar licks and soulful vocals blend influences from Texas Blues to Muscle Shoals, with a dose of Gospel and rustbelt sensibilities, showcasing Dylan’s skillful playing and Jennifer’s dynamic vocals.

In 2021 Jennifer was invited by producer Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, Willy Nelson, Rolling Stones, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros) to perform in his all-star band.

“Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils sound like they made a serendipitous wrong turn on their way to the juke joint and wound up in a countrypolitan cathedral instead. It’s beautiful and ever so haunting. Westwood’s voice is sexy and strong as it applies the seduction over the band’s groove and thoughtful reserve….It packs a wallop” Rochester NY City Newspaper See less
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
21st
SATURDAY2022
William Henry Russell III (Live Music)William Henry Russell is an award winning classical / fingerstyle guitarist, conservatory trained classical musician, and an established composer and arranger. He is the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, 2018 Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, and the third place finalist at the 2018 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in Winfield, Kansas. “Bill” received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Music from Florida State University. Performing in countless churches, cafes, concert halls, and festivals he has honed his craft while entertaining audiences for almost 40 years. Bill has perfected his own distinctive solo guitar style that bears a deeper understanding of the music conveyed through an impeccable classical technique. He enters into every performance with this J.S. Bach quote in his heart and mind: “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
24th
TUESDAY2022
Readings by AhlorenAhloren reads tarot and pendulums to patrons for a fee. https://www.facebook.com/ahloren
5-7:00 p.m.Table 3
May
26th
THURSDAY2022
Coffee @ Midnight (Live Music)Check out Coffee @ Midnight Thursday March 24th @7:00 – 9pm. More dares to be announced soon.
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage
May
27th
FRIDAY2022
Supa Salad (Drag Show)What does “house down boots” even mean? Why has drag become a mainstream phenomenon? Join the legendary- Port Huron’s own – Haus of Salad as they explore the HERstery of drag. Everything from lipsyncs to ballroom Supa Salad and her family offer a full experience into todays definition of drag and where it came from!
7:00 p.m.
May
28th
SATURDAY2022
Still Running (Live Music)Still Running is the Port Huron-based acoustic duo of Mike Mercatante and Jenna Reed. They have been performing together since February 2006, and have played extensively throughout the Thumb area of Michigan. Still Running blends roots, rock, country and folk into an eclectic style sounding both unusual and familiar. They are known for their honest and intimate performances of their own songs, as well as fresh arrangements of cover material. Jenna has classical training in singing and theater; she is originally from the Chicago area. Mike is an award-winning guitarist from Detroit.
7:00 p.m.Raven Stage