Artist Spotlight: Audra Kubat

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

A weekly feature showcasing local artists

Name: Audra Kubat

History: Since the release of her 1999 album “Stunning Amazon,” Kubat has been a name around town in the singer/songwriter scene and in other music circles because of her songwriting chops and calm, creative indie folk style.

Next up: Kubat will spend the weekend at the Detroit Institute of Arts. On Friday, she performs in Rivera Court. She’ll perform songs from her first five albums at 7 p.m. An 8:30 p.m. set will be dedicated to showcasing her new release “Mended Vessel.” Kubat invites the public into her process on Saturday with two songwriting sessions in the DIA’s Great Hall. The family-friendly workshops (age 5 and older) are at 1 and 3 p.m. She’ll return to Rivera Court at 2 p.m. Sunday to perform some of the workshopped songs and others, joined by students from the Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit. Admission to the DIA, 5200 Woodward in Detroit, is free for tri-county residents. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit

Melody Baetens