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Ms. Carmen

Ms. Carmen Shows her 'Greatness' on Behind the Mic

Ms. Carmen is honest, real, and very talented. The Philadelphia native has been making her way in the Detroit music scene over the past several years, and thanks to her unstoppable hustle, she's gaining a lot of traction,
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Audra Kubat

Audra Kubat Talks Opening Detroit House of Music and Her New Album

Audra Kubat has built a career out of constructing visions and making them happen, and her latest project - The Detroit House of Music - is a perfect reflection of that. The singer/songwriter, who is also an instructor at DIME and works with the InsideOut Literary Arts program for youth, is...
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Honey Monsoon

How Honey Monsoon Mixes Music and Visual Arts in Every Performance

Honey Monsoon is certainly not a band that can be pigeonholed. The Detroit-based group fuses together soul, indie and jazz for a unique sound that is seemlessly executed through impressive musicianship.
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Chrissy Morgan

Chrissy Morgan Plans 2020 Release for First Solo Album 'Simple Love Songs'

Chrissy Morgan spends a lot of time lending her voice to the projects of others, but these days, she's ready to step into the forefront. During a recent episode of Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi , Morgan, who came to Detroit from New Jersey with her family as a young adult, says that the city has...
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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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Tom Butwin

Tom Butwin Talks Bringing his Show 'Brushes with Broadway' to Life at the Baldwin Theatre

Tom Butwin is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor, in that order. That's according to the artist himself, who recently appeared on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi to discuss how he's bringing all of those talents to the stage with a new show in partnership with Stagecrafters next month...
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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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Tom Cridland Aims to Be the Biggest Pop Star in the World

Tom Cridland is on a mission to become the biggest pop star in the world. It's a lofty goal, no doubt, but the British singer/songwriter is certainly putting forth the appropriate effort, releasing one single or podcast a week, indefinitely. He and his band are also currently in the midst of a U.S...
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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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Aspen Jacobsen Talks New Album 'Love Each Other Right' on Behind the Mic

Aspen Jacobsen is a young musician who already knows what she wants. The 15-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is making all the right moves towards a career in music, and has been doing so for the past decade. After getting her start in theater and as a member of the Michigan...
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