Julianne and the Acoustic Rogues, featuring the award-winning professional singer/songwriter Julianne Ankley, will perform in the HVCA gallery on Saturday, April 27 from 7-9 pm.Julianne Ankley's soulful country style hails from a small Michigan border town close to the shore of Lake Huron and within earshot of the musical influences of Detroit. With six Detroit Music Awards to her name including twice for Outstanding Country Songwriter, Julianne has been writing heartfelt songs and delivering electric performances for over a decade. She has toured both solo and with her top notch band, The Rogues, for years from Alpena to Key West and everywhere in between. She has performed in Nashville at the famous Bluebird Cafe, and many other venues, and was the host for the Hard Rock Cafe Stages during CMA Fest for years.
To date, she has released three solo albums and three singles with her sophomore album “Vivid” garnering the DMA for Outstanding Country Recording. Her song “Lead Footin’ In the Left Lane” was used nationally by WXYZ (ABC) for the Woodward Dream Cruise televised special. Her song “No Place For a Lullabye” was used by HomeAid of America for years in their PSA campaign to raise funds for housing the homeless. Julianne performed her single “Christmas In Your Heart” on television for the 2016 America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and she’s currently working on her 4th album.