Music & Art in the Gardens 2019-Lady Sunshine & The X Band
June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lady Sunshine and the X Band (Blues, Funk and R & B) Lady Sunshine was born to sing the blues. Born on a plantation near the Mississippi Delta in West Helena, Arkansas, Lady Sunshine grew up singing gospel music as a little girl and is definitely the ‘real deal’! Sunshine is the consummate entertainer and that deep soulful southern hunger that drives her is apparent both on and off the stage through her heartfelt originals and down-to-earth demeanor. She moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1975 and began performing professionally in genres such as Blues, R&B, Gospel, Soul & Jazz. Although Sunshine lives in the heartland of the University of Michigan Wolverines, the chants of ‘Let’s Go Blue’ take on a whole different meaning for her.
The Rhythm Section, includes (‘Slick’) Rick Humesky on guitar, Antonio “The Groove Boy’Jacobs” on drums, Matt Macchiarolo on bass. They’re a rock steady groove machine with such a deep pocket that no matter what style you ask for, be it Blues, Funk, R&B, Soul, Rock, or Jazz you’ll get a groove that is authentic, precise and pumpin’.
The 2019 Music & Art in the Gardens performances cover a wide variety of genres and will appeal to almost everyone. The concerts are held outdoors in the Gardens (or at the Heritage Park Sheridan Pavilion in bad weather). Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. There is a limited amount of seating available. Food and drinks for sale, starting at 5:30. No outside food and drinks, please. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.