David Alan Grier returns to Detroit for concerts in Palmer Woods

Who knew Detroit native David Alan Grier was a master blues guitarist?

The Cass Tech and U of M alum, who went on to “In Living Color” stardom and currently headlines “The Carmichael Show,” returns home to perform in the Palmer Woods Music in Homes concert series.

Grier will play the steel guitar during two dates, June 18-19, and perform a medley of Delta Blues, jazz, Gershwin favorites and more. Accompanying Grier on stage is  guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, one of the organizers of the ongoing concert series (and childhood friend of Grier), and bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Djallo Keita.

The concert series is a production of the Palmer Woods Association and Creative Arts Collective, which celebrates nine seasons of Palmer Woods Music in Homes this year. with a two-day concert filled with eclectic jazz performances. Attendees are invited to take in music from around the world in the living rooms of the westside Detroit historic district, known for its prestigious homes.

Prior to Grier’s dates, South African jazz and world music artist, Planet D Nonet will perform. During intermission, concert attendees will enjoy a delectable meal to compliment their musical palates.


Planet D Nonet will perform June 17; tickets are $45. The David Alan Grier Quartet will perform June 18-19, tickets are $50. though the June 18 show is sold out. For tickets, visit palmerwoods.org or contact 313-574-6847. 

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