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Posted on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 : noon

Indie-folk's Misty Lyn headlines Blind Pig show that also includes opener Dan Henig

By Roger LeLievre

A mainstay of the Ypsi/Ann Arbor indie folk scene, Misty Lyn and The Big Beautiful has been drawing crowds at festivals and venues across Michigan for the past several years.


Misty Lyn


Among those gigs were the 2009 Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Top of the Park, Sonic Lunch and appearances at The Ark. They play at the Blind Pig Friday night.

Bergeron says she cut her teeth at various open-mics around Ypsi/Arbor with her acoustic guitar, eventually solidifying into a two-piece with singer/songwriter Matt Jones on drums. The Big Beautiful eventually expanded with Jim Roll on bass, Carol Grey on violin and Ryan Gimpert on guitar.

“I love the idea of a band. I love being on stage with these people - they lift me up,” Bergeron told the Ypsilanti-based iSpy magazine in a 2012 interview.

“I hated playing solo or even as a duo. I don’t perform because I need to perform. I do it because I feel like I have to. I don’t get off on it. Some people really enjoy it, but I’m fighting every time. Sometimes it’s really fun, but it’s something I have to work at. Playing with my friends, doing music together, it brings out the best in what I do.”

The band’s fourth album, “Twinkle Twinkle,” was released this past April.

Ann Arbor native Dan Henig, whose acoustic, coffee shop rendition of Lil John and the East Side Boyz's raunchy “Get Low” went viral near the end of 2012, opens the show.

Misty Lyn and the Big Beautiful play at the Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Friday, Sept. 13. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $10. Dan Henig opens. Details at ot 734-996-8555.