Artist Spotlight: Willa Rae & the Minor Arcana

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Name: Willa Rae & the Minor Arcana

Line up: Willa Rae Adamo, vocals and guitar; Kaylan Mitchell, cello; Mackenzie Satro, percussion; Alexandria Berry, bass; Ramiro Romero, banjo and guitar; Craig Adams, guitars and keyboards; and Carmel Liburdi, vocals and percussion.

Sound: Songwriter, singer and guitarist Adamo has a velvety-but-tough, soulful voice. The band is a mix of haunting country, folk and rock.

History: Adamo started in music with classical opera vocal training.

Future: The group will release its first recording, a 45 rpm single with the songs “Bad Ideas” and “Freight Train.”

Live: The group’s record release party is Friday at PJ’s Lager House with folk pop artist Ilsa; burlesque performer Gala Delicious; musician Vernon Tongues, and country band, the Scrappers. 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Melody Baetens