Saturday, January 19, 2019

Acoustic Café to feature Julianne Ankley & The Rogues at Jan. 25 concert
    Acoustic Café will feature Julianne Ankley & The Rogues at the upcoming concert on Friday, Jan. 25, at The Howell Opera House.
    Acoustic Café is an annual music series that features outstanding performers from across the country and is now celebrating its 11th year!
    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 six Detroit Music Awards and 43 nominations, 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 three albums and two 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.
    As a songwriter, Julianne has written with Platinum hit songwriters, Gary Hannan, Dave Gibson and Amanda Williams. She has performed at many songwriter shows alongside hit writers including Aaron Barker Sr., Chas Sandford, Gary Hannan, Dave Gibson, Heidi Newfield, Kristen Kelly, Bernie Nelson, and Barbara Cloyd. 
    Her single release "Raining For You" earned her three 2018 Detroit Music Award nominations for Outstanding Country Recording, Songwriter, and Vocalist.
    She's been the celebrity host and performer for the Hard Rock Cafe stages in Nashville during the CMA Fest for several years, and continues to perform at Nashville’s top songwriting venues such as the world-famous Bluebird Cafe, the Listening Room, Douglas Corner Cafe, Tootsie’s, and more.
    Admission for this performance is $10 and available at the door. The Acoustic Café series runs every Friday night from January 4th – March 1st. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 7:30 pm. 

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