Green Wood Coffee House Event Listings

Due to COVID-19, there will be no Green Wood Coffee House concerts this fall.

So sorry! We hope to see you in 2021!

Join us for exceptional music, coffee, and dessert in an intimate setting at one of our Friday night Green Wood Coffee House events.

Reservations are highly recommended!  (1) Online reservations/purchases may be made though the paypal links found with each concert listing, (2) Conventional reservation method is to call Green Wood (665-8558) and leave a message with your name, no. of tickets, and performance date; then write a check to “FUMC” for the total, with “GW Coffee House” in the memo and send to: GREEN WOOD – 1001 GREEN RD., ANN ARBOR, MI 48105.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. No tickets mailed; simply give your name at the door. Tickets will be available online through 6pm the day of the show. We are unable to accept credit cards at the door.

Times are tough — money is tight. Music brings comfort and joy. If your budget prevents you from paying admission, please don’t stay away! At the door, simply pay what you can, or mention that you are on the guest list. It’s just not the same without you!

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Nathan Bell

    8:00 pm

    Tickets $12
    Purchase tickets using PayPalnathanbell

    In his own words: I've been playing music since I was 12. The first album I bought myself was Neil Young's Harvest. I still think it is the greatest single album ever produced. I learned to play blues by listening to Lightnin' Hopkins and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. I learned to write lyrics by reading Jack London, William Carlos Williams and Frank Herbert. By the time I was 25 I had worked as many jobs as a gypsy laborer. I never paid attention in school. I went to college for a year and made a real mess of it. During the 80's I played acoustic music all over the country and in Canada with my partner, Susan Shore. We had a wonderful band, dubbed the Honky Tonk Dogs. We put out two albums, one on Flying Fish records and one on an independent label call ROM Records. I come by this naturally, by blood. My father writes poems about everything and takes the Marxist approach to art: that if you aren't saying something about something then you are saying nothing about everything. He might disagree, but I know this is true. He writes love poems that look like something else. I, too, can only write about love by surprise or accident. I've been writing songs again. I record them in one day, play all the parts, mix them and move on. Like my first influence, Neil Young, I'm always working on something new. I'm musically restless. I love the work. I look angry but I'm deeply happy. I'm grateful.