Ashley Campbell (daughter of Glen Campbell) at Tequila Cowboy
Thursday, March 3 @ Tequila Cowboy (Lansing Mall), 5660 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. $15, 9 p.m.
Singer/songwriter Ashley Campbell, 29, got her start performing alongside her father, Glen Campbell, a country-music icon known for hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind.” In her father’s band, the multi-talented Ashley Campbell performed as banjo player, keyboardist and harmony vocalist. Last year, the Los Angeles-based artist signed to Dot Records and launched a solo career, performing her own blend of classic country, rustic Americana and polished pop. Her debut single, “Remembering,” appeared on the soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” The emotional film chronicles Glen Campbell’s final tour and his fight with Alzheimer’s disease. Thursday, Ashley Campbell headlines at Tequila Cowboy in the Lansing Mall. Opening the show is Chris Bandi, a Nashville-based country artist.
May Erlewine at the Robin Theatre
Saturday, March 5 @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. $12, 8 p.m.
Earthwork Music singer/songwriter May Erlewine performs an intimate show Saturday at the Robin Theatre in REO Town. Joining her on guitar is Phil Berry. Erlewine, half of husband-and-wife Americana duo Seth & May, has been a fixture on the Michigan folk music scene for over a decade. And she’s not only a vocalist/guitarist, but a multi-instrumentalist who also plays fiddle, viola and piano. After spending time in her late-teen years hitchhiking, train-hopping and busking across North America, she met Bernard at the 2003 Ann Arbor Folk Festival. By 2006, the pair released their debut collaborative LP, “Seth Bernard & Daisy May.” Back in May 2015, her work reached the top of the iTunes singles charts after one of her songs, “Shine On,” was performed on NBC’s “The Voice” by Sawyer Fredericks.
Neak at Mac's Bar
Sunday, March 6 @ Mac’s Bar, 2600 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12, $10 adv., 7 p.m.
Chicago-based rapper Neak (real name Dominic Kelly) headlines Sunday at Mac’s Bar; openers are James Gardin, Miles Young and Apollo. Neak’s brand of classic, heartfelt hip-hop is reminiscent of renowned Rawkus Records’ emcees like Talib Kweli and Mos Def. The rapper’s love of music started at an early age — his father Robert Kelly was in the R&B/gospel group the Kelly Brothers, which performed alongside the likes of James Brown and Sam Cooke. After five years of performing, Neak has released four full-length LPs and toured the country. Later this month he heads to South by Southwest festival in Austin. His new record, “Paura/Amore,” is a 13-track, synth-heavy hip-hop album with heavy doses of EDM and soul music vibes. A video for the album’s opening track, “King Deferred,” is available at youtube.com/84Neak. Fans of Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco or Common might want to check out this show.