A BENEFIT FOR THE BRAD PHILLIPS FAMILY with Brian Vander Ark, Joshua Davis, May Erlewine, Seth Bernard, Millish, & Drew DeFour A benefit for a treasured Michigan musician and familyDescriptionJoin us for an incredible night of Michigan music featuring Brian Vander Ark, Joshua Davis, Millish, May Erlewine and Seth Bernard, all to benefit the Phillips family.Brad Phillips is a treasured musician in this community, familiar to Ark audiences as a featured sideman toall of the artist on this bill as well as Jeff Daniels. Brad has also performed with Stevie Wonder, Pat Metheny and Iggy Pop and he generated quite a buzz in Ann Arbor after his first headlining Ark show last fall.He is a brilliant composer/arranger/copyist, andhis musical vocabulary is matched by his heart and generosity of spirit.Brad and his wife Kate are the parents of three beautiful kids. Their infant daughter Evelyn was diagnosed with stage 3 intermediate neuroblastoma at six months old. By the age of 15 months, Evelyn has undergone eithgt rounds of chemo and a major surgery and is currently doing very well. Brad and Kate (who is a nurse at Mott children's hospital) have had to take months off work, and the family is bound together, but stretched thin. Since Brad has been a cornerstone of our community and has backed up so many of us over the years, we want to have his back during this tough time. Please come help us ease the burden andlift the spiritsof a very special family and enjoy short sets by some of the Michigan's finest music makers. Who knows, maybe Brad will take the stage too!
Manager: Fleming Artists
Bio: Massive success and its aftermath have sent many artists into oblivion, forever trying to recapture the moment when the world first bowed at their feet. That moment came for Brian Vander Ark when, as the lead singer and principal songwriter for The Verve Pipe, he sold more than 3 million albums w...See Full Bio