Detroit's Pat Smillie Talks First New Album in a Decade on Behind the Mic

October 15, 2019

It's been ten years since Pat Smillie has released an album, but in that time, he has never vacated the music scene.

The Detroit rocker has spent decades performing, both here in the Motor City and in Chicago, and often collaborates locally with the likes of Jim McCarty and Dennis Coffey. Through the years, he's opened for Bob SegerMitch Ryder, Robert Cray and many others.

His new EP, Lonesome for a Long Time, shows off a collection of six songs, which range from rock to blues to soul, and beyond. He dropped the record this month during a release party at The Token Lounge, but before that, Smillie appeared on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi to perform music from the new album and discuss his long and dynamic career.

Watch the full interview and performance below, and check out Pat Smillie's website to listen to Lonesome for a Long Time and to see his listing of upcoming concert dates.