BB &Co. Band PhotoSaturday April 4th 2:00 pm Graubner
With songs both traditional and original, and a sound that’s at once as comfortable as old jeans and as fresh as a new blade of grass, Bill Bynum & Co. is a band that’s easy to love and hard to quit.

The band’s core instrumentation of acoustic guitar, fiddle, bass, pedal steel guitar and harmony vocals can lean into country, veer toward bluegrass, or take listeners on a unique journey through Bill’s original songs.

Although a Detroit native, Bill Bynum’s musical roots are in the South. His parents migrated from Black Oak, Arkansas, to work in Detroit’s steel industry in the 1940s, bringing—like many others—their love for bluegrass and country music. Bill grew up listening to artists like Johnny Cash and Buck Owens on Detroit’s country radio station, “The Big D.”

Detroit rock drove Bill’s early musical career. But in 1999, Bill turned on the radio and heard “Yours Forever Blue” by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band. From that moment on he found himself with a “nonstop desire to hear and play those songs.” Soon he was writing them too. Bill is a first-prize winner in the Metro Detroit Songwriting Showcase with his song “Lovin’ You.” He has collaborated with bluegrass legend Pete Goble, an International Bluegrass Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Bill lives for the joy of entertaining his audience. He is a true showman!

419225_10150654402735071_930551297_nThursday April 9th 2:00 pm – 8 pm Graubner
Afraid of needles? You are not alone. Many people share that fear but find that they can still give blood. What most say is that the slight initial pinch pales in comparison to the feeling of accomplishment they get at the end of a successful donation! Focus on the lives you may be helping to save by donating blood. By giving a single pint of blood you may help save as many as three lives. You will feel just a slight pinch and it’s over in seconds. The difference you can make may last a lifetime. So come on out to the library or make an appointment. It’s that easy to save a life!
To register for an appointment call the Graubner Library (586)752-0603 opt. 4 or go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/home

Untitled2Wednesday April 22nd 7:00 pm Graubner
Come enjoy a fun-filled evening with the vocal harmony of one of the area’s best local Barbershop Quartets. “Limited Edition” has been entertaining audiences for years with their cheerful lyrics and pleasant melodies; so pull up a barber chair and join us.
No registration required, but seating is limited.

823829Thursday April 23rd 7:00 pm Graubner
Join us for a free class in which ideas for brunches and dishes to serve for the commemorative honoring of matriarchs are presented (and samples provided)! Please call to register by April 16th, as slots are limited.

Motown-pic-2Thursday May 14th 6:30 pm Graubner
Detroit is known the world over for the music that came out of a small studio on West Grand Boulevard during the 1960s and 1970s. But the Motown Sound wasn’t born from thin air. It had its roots in other music that was being made in Detroit and around the country in the years before the company’s founding in 1959. This presentation by the Detroit Historical Society’s Director of Marketing and Sales, Bob Sadler delves into the city’s history of music making, and the elements that contributed to the unique stylings of Motown and Tamla Records.

No registration required but seating is limited.