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Music Roundup: Carrie Underwood, Dionne Warwick, Kodi Lee, Stephen Pearcy, more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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If you're going to release an album of spirituals, what better day to sing them than Easter Sunday? That's how Carrie Underwood feels, at least, as the "American Idol"-bred star spotlights her latest album, "My Savior," at noon Sunday, April 4, from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and free via Facebook Live. Guests include Detroit-born gospel great CeCe Winans, Bear Rinehard of NEEDTOBREATHE, Mac McAnally and Buddy Greene. Donations will benefit Save The Children.

Other events (all subject to change):


A benefit for guitarist Jason Becker in his battle with ALS continues through April 23 on Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li's Twitch channel. Steve Vai, Mark Tremonti, Kiko Louriero of Megadeth and Dream Theatre's John Petrucci are among those taking part, with proceeds going to Becker's continuing treatment.

Self-described "psychedelic bloos" outfit the Minks play at noon. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

British rockers Travis host a global listening party and band Q&A for the vinyl reissue of its debut album, "Good Feeling," at 2 p.m. via Instagram.

"America's Got Talent" winner Kodi Lee performs at 6:30 p.m. Tickets via tixr.com.

Jesse Malin plays the final "Art of Self Distancing Show" at 7:30 p.m. from Bowery Electric in New York. Drivin' & Cryin's Kevin Kinney will be his special guest. Tickets via rollinglivestudios.com.

The Metropolitan Opera's Love Triangles week concludes with a trio of favorites: a 2013 performance of Massenet's "Werther" on Friday, April 2; Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" from 2012 on Saturday, April 3; and Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" from 2016 on Sunday, April 4. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.

Pearl Jam brings its 2010 concert from Hyde Park in London online at 8 p.m., for free via Facebook, YouTube and nugs.tv.

String Cheese Incident streams a 2003 show from Tokyo at 8 p.m. Free via nugs.tv.

"American Idol" vet David Archuletta hosts an Easter special performance at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Billy Pilgrim, featuring Sugarland's Kristian Bush, streams its concert from Wilmington, N.C. at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Gopsel singer Israel Houghton commemorates his new live album, "Feels Like Home Vol. 2" with a live performance streamed at 7 p.m. from the Coachella Desert. Tickets via FeelsLikeHomeConcert.com.

Israel Houghton, "Feels LIke Home Vol. 2" (District 11)

New York's Village Vanguard restreams bassist Larry Grenadier's solo performance starting at 8 p.m., through Sunday, April 4. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

Members of the Sphinx Virtuosi perform a "Lift Ev'ry Voice" show, featuring works by Dvorak, Andrea Casarrubios and others, at 8 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.

The Blind Boys of Alabama gather for an "Easter Weekend Special" concert at 9 p.m. Marcus King is special guest. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Femi Kuti, Nigerian great and son of Fela Kuti, plays a Bandsintown Plus show at 9 p.m. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.

Paul Overstreet, Lee T. Miller and Wendell Mobley play for the "Bluebird on 3rd" series at 9 p.m. from 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets via nugs.tv.

Israeli singer, songwriter and rapper Norga Erez plays her new album "KIDS (City Slang)" at 9 p.m. Tickets via nocapshows.com.

Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy and his solo band Ratt Bastards go "Round and Round" at 10 p.m. from the Whisky a Go Go on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Tickets via stephenpearcy.veeps.com. For an interview with Pearcy, visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

Soul singer Raheem DeVaughn is back for another "1st Fridays Ladies Night" concert at 10 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Multi-genre singer Kenneith Perrin performs at 10 p.m., highlighting his new album "Blind Oblivion." Tickets via launchglobal.tv.


Brandi Carlile is featured on this week's edition of PBS' "Austin City Limits." Check local listings.

eOne Records gathers bands such as Within the Ruins, the Contortionist, Bodysnatcher and more for "eOne Heavy Live" at 3 p.m. Tickets via eoneheavy.live.

Death metal favorite Obituary plays its 1992 album "The End Complete" in its entirety at 5 p.m. Tickets via obituarylive.com.

Jimmy Buffett's "Nothin' But Time" series streams a 2017 concert from Eugene, Ore., at 8 p.m. Free via nugs.tv.

Mustard's Retreat plays live from the Ark in Ann Arbor at 8 p.m. as part of the Ark Family Room Series via Facebook Live. Free, with donations for the band and venue; theark.org.

Michigan rock quartet Van Go Go celebrates its self-titled new album with a livestreamed release part at 8 p.m. via Facebook and YouTube. For an interview with the band visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment

Groundbreaking all-female jazz quartet Straight Ahead plays at 8:30 p.m. from the Blue Llama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Rosie and the Rivets play old time rock 'n' roll at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.

Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle team up for some Americana paradise at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The Head and the Heart streams a Bandsintown Plus concert at 9 p.m. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.

"American Idol" champ Lee DeWyze plays "The Last Bookstore" at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Ricky Skaggs and Steven Curtis Chapman are featured on "Opry Live" at 9 p.m. from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, via circleallaccess.com. Repeat at midnight and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 4.

Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is back online at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


It's a Dionne Warwick holiday two-fer as the singing legend performs at 2 and 8 p.m. from Newark, N.J. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com. For an interview with Warwick, visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

Norwegian heavy rocker Ihsahn plays his EPs "Telemark" and "Pharos," and more, at 2 p.m. Tickets via munin.live.

"Eric Clapton: Story of His Songs," a new documentary, focuses on three of the the three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's songs "Cocaine," "My Father's Eyes" and "Tears in Heaven" at 5 p.m. on Reelz.

Gopsel singer Israel Houghton commemorates his new live album, "Feels Like Home Vol. 2" with a live performance streamed at 7 p.m. from the Coachella Desert. Tickets via FeelsLikeHomeConcert.com.

Verzuz takes a break from hip-hop in the next episode of its battle series, instead pitting the Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire "against" each other at 8 p.m. via the VerzuzTV Instagram Live page or the Triller App.

Josh Groban, Ryan Tedder, Jason Aldean, Katharine McPhee, Joss Stone and Jewel are among the artists featured on "American Idol's" All-Star Duets Round at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 4-5, on ABC (WXYZ-Channel 7 in Detroit). In addition to the duets the episodes will also trim the competitors list from 24 to 16 for the live shows that begin April 11.


The Metropolitan Opera begins its "From Page to Stage" week of virtual performances with Gounod's "Faust" from 2011, at 7:30 via metopera.org. Themed shows run through April 11.

Christian singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson is joined by Taylor Leonhardt and others for an 8 p.m. Easter Monday concert from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


Brandi Carlile begins a virtual tour to promote her new book "Broken Horses" with a conversation with Leslie Jordan in conjunction with Books-A-Million. More dates and tickets via brokenhorses.veeps.com.

The traditional Welsh group Calan plays at 3 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Rufus Wainwright moves to a new livestream home with concerts at 7 tonight and 9:30 p.m Wednesday, April 7. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The Sam Bush Band picks and grins through a "Spring Training" show at 8:30 p.m. from 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets via nugs.tv.

Distrokid hosts "Isolation: Concerts For No One" featuring Andy Frasco, Shawn Eckels, Kitchen Dwellers and Mihali at 9 p.m. via fans.live/isolation.


Dolly Parton's MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony from 2019 comes to Netflix, featuring tribute performances by Willie Nelson, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton and others.

Grammy Career Day events start, virtually, with a session featuring co-CEO's of nonprofit Title 9. Events run through May 26 and are targeted to middle-and high-school students and teachers. Register via grammymuseum.com.

The Detroit Jazz Festival announces its 2021 lineup with a Livestream Preview Event at 6:30 p.m. via detroitjazzfest.org, the festival's YouTube page and the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app. The show will also feature performances by Artist-In-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and Wayne State University jazz students.

"Rock the RoC" supports the Realm of Caring charity with performances from the Avett Brothers, Graham Nash, Glen Phillips, the Lumineers' Wesley Schultz, Ruthie Foster and more at 8 p.m. Free via nugs.tv.

The Oshima Brothers celebrate the new "Dark ep. 1" at 8 p.m. live from their studio in Portland, Maine. Tickets via oshimabrothers.com.

Jordan Davis appears on "Country Now Live" at 9 p.m. from Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, streaming via the CTRL_MUSIC_ channel on Twitch.


Omar Sosa begins a three-night live stand with the Havana-Detroit Jazz Project, 7:30 p.m. at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms; 313-882-5299 or dirtydogjazz.com.

Singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot plays an Ark Family Room Series concert at 8 p.m. via Facebook Live. Free, with donations for the artist and venue. theark.org.

British singer-songwriter Ben Howard spotlights his new album, "Collections From the Whiteout," during a livestream concert at 8 p.m., live from Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, U.K. Tickets via shops.ticketmasterpartners.com.

Singer and educator Bobby Wilsyn presents "Chicago Jazz: A Tribute to Inspiration at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.

Los Angeles alt.rockers Mt. Joy play at 9 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.

Toronto R&B-pop singer Ali Gatie is on the virtual stage at 9 p.m. Tickets via momenthouse.com.

Canadian alternative folk artist Chad VanGaalen plays at 7 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

Americana favorite Blind Pilot plays at 8:30 p.m., with a VIP session at 10 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Texas country troupe Midland begins a three-show run at 10 p.m. from Billy Bob's in Fort Worth. Tickets via nocapshows.com.

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