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!
Fri04Dec20158:00 pm1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Lee Murdock's Christmas Ship Concert with Blue Horizon Band
In this holiday concert, Lee Murdock and his band celebrate the Christmas holidays steeped in Great Lakes heritage. The story of the Rouse Simmons is a holiday remembrance of loss and renewal, love, and the resilience of the human spirit. The ship's captain, Herman Schuenemann, was well-known and loved on the Chicago River docks where he sold (and sometimes gave away) the trees brought down from Manistique. The ship was lost in Lake Michigan in November 1912, but the captain's wife and family kept up this tradition for 22 years more, well beyond the days of the tall ships on the Great Lakes. There were many Christmas tree ships on the Great Lakes, but the Rouse Simmons is famed for her family. Numerous books, children's stories, and museum exhibits have kept this story alive. Lee wrote and recorded his song about her in 1989, and has presented an annual concert ever since to remember this story and many other songs and stories about family ties, and the holiday season, against a backdrop of mariners and Michigan history.
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