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Billy Brandt Talks the Fall of Record Labels and the Rise of Streaming on Behind the Mic

In the years that Billy Brandt has been making music, he's seen the industry go through a lot of changes. Specifically, in the way that music makes its way from the studio to the ears of fans. During a recent interview on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi , the singer/songwriter opened up about the...
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How Spending Three Months in a Secluded Cabin Led to Ryan Neal's New Record

Everyone sometimes dreams of going off the grid to unplug and reset, but Ryan Neal really made it happen, and it led to his new record. The Detroit-based musician had been living in Nashville and working on his music career when he decided to return home to do some songwriting. Initially, Neal...
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Act Casual Breaks Down the Anatomy of a Jam Band on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi

Jam bands might be experts in improvisation, but that doesn't mean that they're without structure. During a recent appearance on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi , local Detroit group Act Casual broke down how they manage to keep things loose when they're making music, while still being productive and...
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Strictly Fine Combines Funk and Fun on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi

Don't let their name fool you: Strictly Fine is so much more. The 8-piece band, which has roots in funk, jazz and even soul, has played around the midwest under a few different incarnations for the past several years before settling on their current lineup, which includes: Dave Vessella on trumpet/...
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Olivia Millerschin on How Her Songwriting has Led to Incredible Experiences

Olivia Millerschin is still at the start of her career, but if you looked at her long list of credits and accomplishments, you'd think she'd already been at it for decades. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter, who hails from metro Detroit, is a two-time John Lennon Songwriting Award winner, which...
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Detroit's Beth Griffith-Manley Talks Competing on 'The Voice'

Detroit has some seriously great representation on this season of The Voice ! Local artist Beth Griffith-Manley , who is competing as a member of #TeamLegend , has made it to the Battle Rounds, and will sing her heart out in order to make it to the next level of the show. Griffith-Manley, who grew...
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How Acoustic Ash Uses her Music to Make the World a Better Place

If you're ever feeling down, do yourself a favor, and give Acoustic Ash a listen. Originally hailing from Warrington, England, which is located between Manchester and Liverpool (or "something between Oasis and the Beatles ," as Ash says), the singer/songwriter made the move to metro Detroit three...
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Pete Fetters Sings the Blues on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi

Pete Fetters wants you to know it's okay to have the blues. The Michigan-based singer has been performing in the genre for three decades, having started his career at the age of 13 as a stand-out in his church choir who could hit impressive high notes as a soprano. Fetters' voice and musical style...
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Detroit Rocker Dave Edwards Talks Opening Up for Pope John Paul II at the Silverdome

Dave Edwards recently celebrated 40 years of being a professional musician, and in that time, he has had some incredible experiences. From touring alongside Bob Seger as the lead singer of Tantrum , to forming the group The Look and sharing the stage with the likes of John Mellencamp , Jefferson...
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Sara Marie Barron Brings Stunning Vocals to Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi

Sara Marie Barron already feels like a modern classic. The Detroit-based soul singer, who grew up in metro Detroit and was trained at the Rochester Conservatory of Music, brings an eclectic mix of old and new to her music, giving it a retro-vibe that still feels at home in 2019. Stopping by the...
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