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Posted on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 12:39 p.m.

Abigail Stauffer, playing at Mash, expands her folky blues to include electronic dance music and rap

By Roger LeLievre

Ann Arbor’s Abigail Stauffer brings her folk-blues-pop-soul to Mash, beneath the Blue Tractor downtown, on Saturday night.


Abigail Stauffer

Her latest CD "No Contradictions" is grounded in the world of heartfelt indie-folk, with added elements of electronic dance music and rap.

“It totally fit in with the concept of doing all these things all on one album,” she told earlier this year when asked about the touches of hip-hop and rap.

“At first it was going to be on separate EPs, and then we thought why don’t we throw it all together. It fit in with the idea of branching out a lot and the uniting theme is doing different things. It’s united in its diversity,” she explained.

In addition to her signature dreadlocks, she is known for her advocacy of healthier foods. Her song "We are Never Ever Eating Bad Together" is a take-off on a Taylor Swift breakup tune.

She cites Sufjan Stevens, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Jennifer Knapp, Brooke Fraser, Corinne Bailey Rae, Iron and Wine, India Arie and Feist as influences.

Abigail Stauffer plays Saturday, Aug. 31. From 6-9 p.m. at Mash, 211 E. Washington St. Admission is free. Details at


Jack Gladney

Fri, Aug 30, 2013 : 3:29 a.m.

She really likes the tree in that video.


Fri, Aug 30, 2013 : 1:36 a.m.

this basically sound like every other radio song out today which boring for me.


Fri, Aug 30, 2013 : 1:35 a.m.

seems she's missing a lot personally going harsh as any cretic she has lyrics however she need put more emotions into hear words and give something we feel so we contact with her


Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 11:58 p.m.

I don't see here as maga star something missing...mmm


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 5:11 a.m.

Maybe I did and just chose to ignore it in favor of more valid issues...


Fri, Aug 30, 2013 : 1:33 a.m.

had no idea what I was referring to at all....


Thu, Aug 29, 2013 : 3:10 p.m.

The typical Hollywood lack of talent made-up for by shallow personalities and raunchy dancing? Some people are getting sick of that type of mega star and want something more. Someone who isn't missing the substance most of Hollywood's current mega stars have.

Jaime Magiera

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 9:49 p.m.

Ms. Stauffer has a strong desire for success and a lot of energy to reach for it. Wish her the best moving forward.

Ashley Zimmerman

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 8:12 p.m.

yay abby! You go girl.