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Posted on Wed, May 12, 2010 : 12:30 p.m.

Green Wood Coffee House to host benefit concert

By Freelance Journalist

The Green Wood Coffee House series will hold a benefit concert Friday, with proceeds going to the concert series and to Friends In Deed, an interfaith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. Friends In Deed provides information, referral, and screening services to congregations and agencies as well as resources to people in need.

Performing will be local artists Kitty Donohoe, All About Eve and Dan Reynolds.


Green Wood Benefit

  • Who: Kitty Donohoe, Dan Reynolds, All About Eve.
  • What: Benefit concert for Green Wood Coffee House series and Friends in Deed.
  • Where: Green Wood Coffee House, First United Methodist Church Green Wood, 1001 Green Road.
  • When: Friday, 8 p.m.
  • How much: $20. Details: 734-665-8558 or

Donohoe, a singer-songwriter and Michigan Emmy recipient, doesn't perform "Celtic music," per se, but she clearly draws from her Irish heritage, as well as from the American singer-songwriter tradition. Her songs demonstrate her talents as a storyteller, her love for language and her ear for a melody. On her recordings, Donohoe integrates accordions, whistles, pipes and bodhran, as well as guitar, bass or piano. Some of her originals sound as if they could have been written 100 years ago, while others have a more contemporary feel.

Vocal trio All About Eve (Katie Geddes, Debra Gerber Goodell, Deb Wood) offers up a variety of close-harmony pop covers, as well as traditional and contemporary folk and gospel songs, accompanied by Dan Reynolds on guitar.

Reynolds, also a singer-songwriter, will perform a set as well, singing his original songs about life, love and loss, as well as tunes celebrating island life in northern Michigan.