Artist Spotlight: Kevin Devine

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Kevin Devine will perform Sunday at Winter Blast.

A weekly showcase featuring local musicians.

Name: Kevin Devine

Sound: Depending on what kind of gig he’s booked, Ann Arbor’s Devine performs solo for children, and he also has a full band, Kevin & the Glen Levens, which plays a blend of Irish, Americana and roots music. Devine says he’s written more than 1,200 songs.

Kids pop: For the past three decades, Devine has entertained children with his upbeat and participatory songs, of which he has five albums worth.

Next: Michigan’s Devine — not to be confused with the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter of the same name — will be featured at this weekend’s Meridian Winter Blast at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit on the DTE Energy Family Stage, which is indoors. He’s scheduled to perform at 1, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit for details. See him with the Americana band 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl, #100, in Ypsilanti.

Melody Baetens