Live/Concert

The Understorey

When: Fri., Jan. 8, 8 p.m. 2016

As the Understorey, Ann Arbor husband-and-wife duo Jess and Matt McCumons perform a “mainstream-style lo-fi” brand of folk that’s influenced by everything from gospel to jazz. Jess may be a classically trained vocalist, but her soulful singing style melds easily with the folksy sounds of Matt on guitar, often backed by a full band (and even backup singers). That sound is captured on 2013’s Tending Embers, and they’ve been heard on stages at the Ann Arbor Art Fair and Hollerfest, as well as the stage at the Ark, which finds them performing again this week, with Misty Lyn opening.

Price: $15