vienna teng wows ’em

Vienna Teng played the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. They liked her. A lot:

By the end of her quietly breathtaking 20-minute set that night, she was a star.

“We got up there and the response was just stunning, overwhelming, really,” said Teng, who brings her hushed, meditative, piano-based songcraft to The Ark for two shows on Friday (the first is sold out). “You could really feel the audience.

“I’d never experienced anything quite like it.”

Nor, apparently, had the sold-out Folk Festival audience, which roared its approval with an ovation that exceeded those offered even to the night’s headliners, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Indigo Girls.

“I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve been going to the festival for more than 20 years,” said Eric Nunamaker of Ypsilanti…

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