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Jill Jack

Jill Jack Talks Annual Birthday Bash and New Music on Behind the Mic 100th Episode

Behind the Mic celebrated its 100th episode this week with Detroit's own, Jill Jack ! The singer/songwriter, who has opened for everyone from Loretta Lynn to Bob Seger , stopped by the MusicTown Detroit studios to perform three songs, and to talk about her upcoming birthday bash at The Ark in Ann...
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Music Students: Apply to Record Music School Applications for Free at MusicTown Detroit

If you're a student studying music or theatre in metro Detroit, you can submit to record at MusicTown Detroit for free. Whether you're applying for an undergraduate program, graduate program, festival or camp, most applications now require a high-quality audio file, and often video as well. At...
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Nadir Omowale

Nadir Omowale Brings the Funk and the Fun to Behind the Mic

Nadir Omowale and his band bring the funk and the fun wherever they go. That much was clear when they performed in the MusicTown Detroit studios earlier this month on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi . Originally from east Tennessee, Omowale moved to Detroit in 1999 and has been making music in the...
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SonReal Records Episode of 'Acoustic Cafe' at MusicTown Detroit

SonReal is an artist in transition. The 34-year-old hip hop artist (who's given name is Aaron Hoffman) built his career through a series of successful mixtapes between 2008 and 2014, eventually releasing his first full-length album, One Long Dream , in 2017. Now, with a little more life under his...
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Detroit's Pat Smillie Talks First New Album in a Decade on Behind the Mic

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...
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Joseph Records Episode of 'Acoustic Cafe' at MusicTown Detroit

To say the members of the band Joseph are musically in sync is an understatement. The talented trio are sisters, consisting of Natalie Closner Schepman and twins, Meegan and Allison Schepman. They originally hail from Portland, Oregon, but have been spending a lot of time on the road since dropping...
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Raye Williams on her Ever-Evolving Career and New Tidal Partnership

Every time Raye Williams thinks she's got her music career figured out, another curveball comes her way. The Belleville-born singer/songwriter has always had roots in both Michigan and Tennessee, but made the move to Nashville when she was just 17 to try to forge her way as an artist. After many...
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From The Netherlands to Nashville: How Myspace Changed Mark Blomsteel's Career

Mark Blomsteel has had an interesting path. The country singer was born and raised in The Netherlands, and was already working hard towards a career in music when a little website called Myspace changed his life. A producer named Fred Vail , who previously worked with the Beach Boys , came across...
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Jade Bird Records "Acoustic Cafe" Episode at MusicTown Detroit

Singer/songwriter Jade Bird recently visited the MusicTown Detroit studios for a live recording session and interview on Acoustic Cafe . The 21-year-old British artist spoke with host Rob Reinhart about her life and career, and performed four songs: " Uh-Huh ," " Lottery ," " Side Effect " and " I...
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How Apropos Crossed Genres to Create a 'Modern Motown' Sound

Apropos doesn't subscribe to just one musical genre, and that decision has paid off. Born in Baltimore and raised in Detroit, the singer has been influenced by everything from alternative, to soul, to gospel, to hip-hop, and he has incorporated all of those sounds into his debut album, Verse(...
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