October 18 - Co-Bill - Brooks Williams and Shari Kane & Dave Steele
Admission for this show is $15 general and $13 senior.
Brooks Williams
Brooks Williams is a genre defying guitarist singer songwriter.  He walks the line between blues and Americana, but there’s a bit of jazz and rockabilly thrown in for good measure. Brooks is the proverbial triple threat: playing a fiery guitar, commanding a rich and silky voice, and writing hook-laden songs. He is one of the most diverse and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene and is ranked one of the world’s Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.

A road warrior, in the truest sense, Williams has toured throughout the world including the USA, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Turkey, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Africa. With 20 albums to his name, including his 2013 favourite New Everything, Williams' music has been featured on the BBC, RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations.

“How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique” - Blues Revue

 Kane and Steele
Shari Kane & Dave Steele first met in the summer of 1991, crossing paths as performing blues musicians and have been playing together since their first date.  They’ve been finding ways to put guitar parts together for years, whether stomping out a blues on the front porch, deciphering a rag in the basement, or swinging on a lazy day in the back yard.

Shari and Dave throw a four handed guitar party of original and time-honored blues, gospel, swing and ragtime. Their music is steeped in Dave’s smoky vocals, percussive rhythm and innovative lead lines along with Shari’s crisp picking style, rootsy leads, and stinging slidework.  Their music is a testament to sounds once heard on the streets of Harlem, the juke joints of Mississippi, or from the jug bands of Memphis.

“...they both have a deep understanding of true blues tradition and what to say and play to take the music into the next century. Their give and take, interplay and harmony are instinctive. Their songwriting and story-telling skills set them apart.” - Linda Yohn, Program Director, WEMU 


Upcoming Shows 
November 22 - Mike Agranoff.  Admission is $12 general / $10 senior.
December 13 - Dr. Swing Holiday Show.  Admission is $15 general / $13 senior.



- MAMA's Coffeehouse is an outreach program of and held at Birmingham Unitarian Church. Click here to view a map to the church.

- Admission is indicated for each show. Children 12 and under are free.

- Shows begin at 8:00pm unless otherwise specified. Doors open at 7:00pm.

- Open mic starts at 7:15pm with 2 reserved spots available. Please e-mail Jim Bizer at if you wish to reserve a spot. Walk-ins can sometimes be accommodated.

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