MusicTown Detroit

MusicTown Detroit A dynamic space located on the 2nd floor of Hockeytown Cafe and featuring a recording studio, broadcast suite, and intimate performance spaces for 40-400.
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A dynamic space, forged for Detroit's rebirth to celebrate the community through collaboration, education, entertainment, and service

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MusicTown Detroit
06/02/2020

MusicTown Detroit

MusicTown Detroit will be going on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak: https://bit.ly/2xOWKlxDuring this unprecedent...
04/02/2020

MusicTown Detroit will be going on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak: https://bit.ly/2xOWKlx

During this unprecedented time, we must first think about the safety of the community and the safety of our employees, so we will be temporarily closed until further notice.

While we're on hold, we encourage you to keep creating.

Practice your instrument. Finish that song you've been working on. Brainstorm about that podcast you've been meaning to start.

We're already looking so forward to hearing your music and your ideas.

MusicTown's mission will always be to support and encourage Detroit's creative community, and we can't wait to get back to it.

Stay safe and be well. We will see you all again soon.

-The MusicTown Detroit Team

04/02/2020
MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day: Olivia Dear - "Brickstory"

Today's MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day is"Brickstory" by Olivia Dear.

Olivia is still at the start of her career, but if you looked at her long list of accolades, you'd think she'd already been at it for decades.

The 24-year-old singer/songwriter, who hails from metro Detroit, is a two-time John Lennon Songwriting Award winner, which allowed her to be featured on the mainstage at NAMM 2018. She's also won the Great American Song Contest, made it to the quarter finales on America's Got Talent, and even lent her voice to the 2018 Olympics' Ice Dancing competition.

Along with all of that, she has written songs for TV and movies, including some of Mitch Albom's projects, released two full-length albums, and tours regularly across the country with her band.

Recently, Olivia was selected as one of the five Detroit artists to be involved with TIDAL Unplugged; a $1 million endowment program from the streaming service Tidal that supports emerging artists.

Here she is performing in the MusicTown Detroit studios in 2019 on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi: https://www.musictowndetroit.com/blogs/olivia-millerschin-how-her-songwriting-has-led-incredible-experiences

Tonight (Thursday, April 2), at 7pm, Olivia is hosting her first "Settle Session" - a collaborative live-streamed show on her Instagram featuring herself and six other local artists.

Support Olivia Dear by downloading her music on Tidal, and by checking out her website: https://www.oliviadear.com/

Follow the Artist-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OliviaDearMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oliviadearmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviadearmusic/

My Country Tis of Thee is tonight's #playontheporch song! Do it for the sweet land of liberty --Ram Trucks and MusicTown...
04/02/2020

My Country Tis of Thee is tonight's #playontheporch song! Do it for the sweet land of liberty --
Ram Trucks and MusicTown Detroit are standing strong with you.

04/01/2020
Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds

Tonight’s #HeadlineFromHome is a double-bill from Alex & Erin (featuring Alex Holycross of The Native Howl & Erin Zindle of Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds), performing in the series, "Live From The Birdhouse."

Led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds have been making genre-bending, dance-inducing music together since 2005.

Based in Ann Arbor, the group, which is also made up of Erin’s brother TJ Zindle, as well as Shannon Wade and Loren Kranz, has developed a reputation as one of the most high-energy folk-rock bands around. They continue to impress and grow their grassroots fanbase as they reinvent themselves year after year, and tour their entertaining live show all across the country.

Find out more and purchase their music at https://theragbirds.com/shop/

The Native Howl was formed in its earliest incarnation in 2013 by Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki. The band released its debut album, “Inukshuk,” in 2015, followed by the critically-acclaimed EP “Thrash Grass” in 2016.

With a unique blend of rock, folk, bluegrass, alternative and experimental sounds in their music, The Native Howl looks to everyone from Metallica to the Dave Matthews Band for inspiration. Their double-length album "Out of the Garden and Into the Darkness,” dropped in 2018 and peaked at #3 on the U.S. Bluegrass Billboard Charts.

Find out more and purchase their music at https://www.thenativehowl.com/shop

Support the Artists:
VENMO: @Erin-Zindle
PAYPAL: [email protected]
Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theragbirds/
The Native Howl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNativeHowl/

04/01/2020
MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day - Jacob Sigman: "Play With Fire"

Today's #FeelGoodSong of the Day comes from Jacob Sigman!

Jacob grew up in Ann Arbor, performing in bands throughout high school and college. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Jacob moved to Detroit and further developed his solo career.

A mix of Mowtown funk and contemporary pop pair with catchy melodies, sure to get stuck in your head for days to come.

This live version of "Play With Fire" was recorded at MusicTown Detroit in 2018 for our Artist Spotlight series.

Since this recording, Jacob has numerous EPs and singles to his name. He has performed all around the state and opened for multiple national acts including Cory Wong and Antwaun Stanley of Vulfpeck.

His current project involves releasing a new single every month. Check out Jacob's music on all streaming services including his latest single, "Get Your Love", just relased today!

Follow The Artist:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jacobsigmanmusic/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/afterdinnersig/

See both episodes of Kylee Phillips's performances on The District Sessions now!And keep your eyes out for the next epis...
04/01/2020
The District Sessions: Kylee Phillips

See both episodes of Kylee Phillips's performances on The District Sessions now!

And keep your eyes out for the next episode featuring a new artist, dropping on Tuesday, April 14 at 11am.

Kylee Phillips was one of the first local artists to record her episodes of The District Sessions, and her performances continue to blow us away.See her stunning versions of her original songs "Out There Somewhere" and "Song For Sam."

American Pie is tonight's #playontheporch song! Ram Trucks and MusicTown Detroit are standing strong with you.
04/01/2020

American Pie is tonight's #playontheporch song!
Ram Trucks and MusicTown Detroit are standing strong with you.

03/31/2020
Neenuh

Tonight's #HeadlineFromHome comes from Neenuh of Nina & The Buffalo Riders!

Neenuh has been performing since she was 12 years old, first getting her start playing at Simon's Bar in Allen Park. She then landed recurring gigs at The American Legion and Denny's Gin Mill, eventually meeting guitarist, Adam Enriquez.

The two formed Nina & The Buffalo Riders in 2013, and the bluesy/psychedelic band has gone on to perform at venues and festivals all around Michigan.

Watch her performing at MusicTown Detroit back in 2018: https://www.facebook.com/MusicTownDetroit/videos/316050468930291/

Find out more about Neenuh by visiting her website, and stream Nina & The Buffalo Riders on Spotify, Google Play and iTunes.

Support the Artist-
Venmo: @nina-sofia
Website: https://ninasoulfia.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neenuh27/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cominh0me/

Hour long City and Colour set❤️

MusicTown Detroit
#HeadlineFromHome

Venmo @nina-sofia
PayPal.Me/NinaLedesma

03/31/2020
MusicTown Detroit

Today's #FeelGoodSong of the Day is also the latest episode of The District Sessions from Kylee Phillips!

Originally hailing from the Plymouth/Canton area, Kylee started playing piano at the age of 6, and has been involved with music ever since.

From early days gigging at the Plymouth Coffee Bean to performing at the Village Theatre, to becoming a headlining act in her own right, Kylee Phillips has experienced multiple roles within the industry.

Kylee wrote "Song for Sam" for her little brother, and its encouraging message feels really appropriate for the moment: https://www.musictowndetroit.com/blogs/musictown-detroit/the-district-sessions-kylee-phillips

Find Kylee Phillips' music, including her newly released single "Out There Somewhere," on her website, and stream on Spotify and iTunes.

Follow The Artist:
Listen: https://linktr.ee/kyleephillipsmusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyleephillipsmusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyleephillipsmusic/

In Episode 4 of The District Sessions, metro Detroit-based singer/songwriter Kylee Phillips performs "Song For Sam" in the MusicTown Detroit studios.

Learn more about the artist here: https://bit.ly/33w7Ibx

Are you an artist or member of the creative community who has been financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak?Here is...
03/31/2020
Resources for Artists in the Wake of COVID-19

Are you an artist or member of the creative community who has been financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak?

Here is a resource guide that could help you find funding and relief.

The entertainment industry has been greatly affected by the coronavirus outbreak, leaving many musicians and freelance artists out of work entirely.With the cancellation of tours, and closure of bars and venues across the country, artists who make their living primarily through live performances are...

Livin' on a Prayer is tonight's #playontheporch song! Ram Trucks and MusicTown Detroit are standing strong with you.
03/31/2020

Livin' on a Prayer is tonight's #playontheporch song!
Ram Trucks and MusicTown Detroit are standing strong with you.

03/31/2020

In Episode 4 of The District Sessions, metro Detroit-based singer/songwriter Kylee Phillips performs "Song For Sam" in the MusicTown Detroit studios.

Learn more about the artist here: https://bit.ly/33w7Ibx

03/31/2020
Audrey Ray Music

Tonight’s #HeadlineFromHome featured artist is Audrey Ray!

Ray, who grew up in the Milford area, has been playing music her entire life, getting her start performing in church choirs. She later transitioned to singing and playing guitar, and released her first single, "Reckless," in 2012.

She is extremely active around the Michigan country music scene, and has opened for the likes of Chris Lane, Granger Smith, LOCASH and Uncle Kracker, among many others.

Defining her sound as “country music with a touch of outlaw roots,” Ray draws inspiration from a variety of musicians, ranging from Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn, to Miranda Lambert and Ashley McBryde.

Her latest single, “Truth Serum,” dropped in November, and is available on Apple Music and Spotify, as well as her website: https://audreyraymusic.com/

Check out Audrey Ray performing in the MusicTown Detroit studios back in 2018: https://www.musictowndetroit.com/blogs/audrey-ray-performs-live-homegrown-happy-hour

Follow the Artist-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AudreyRay/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/audrey_ray
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audrey_ray/

#HeadlineFromHome 💙 I’ve just been relaxing and staying at home, like all of you during all of this... and the one thing that I can always run to for cover, is #music. Here is me, raw and real... no makeup... no shiny lights, glasses on and nothing done to my hair... but it’s just me singing with my guitar. This song just rings so true to everything going on currently in the world. Beautiful song by Miranda Lambert: “And if the whole wide world stops singing, and all the stars go dark, I’ll keep the light on in my soul, keep a bluebird in my heart” 🐦 💙

I hope you enjoy, and are staying safe and healthy out there! Miranda Lambert MusicTown Detroit
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#AudreyRayMusic #CountryMusic #CountryArtist #CountrySinger #PositiveVibes #MusicIsMedicine #MirandaLambert #Bluebird #FemaleCountrySinger #GibsonGuitars #StayHome

03/30/2020
MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day - Tom Butwin: "Josephine"

Today’s MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day comes from Tom Butwin!

Tom is a singer, actor, guitarist and songwriter from Metro Detroit.

He has released four full-length albums and multiple EPs, the most recent being 2016’s collection of classic musical theater songs, “A Different Stage,” and 2018’s “The Superstar EP.”

Watch his entire performance on Behind The Mic with Pam Rossi here: https://bit.ly/3dFLmsG

Find more music from Tom on his website: www.tombutwin.com

Follow the Artist-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomButwinBand/
Instagram: @tombutwin
Twitter: @tombutwin

03/30/2020
MusicTown Detroit Masterclass Mondays: Kacey Musgraves - Women in Music

The Women in Music Masterclass is an informative session hosted by 99.5 WYCD's Rob & Holly focusing on careers in the music business.

Learn from three professional women who've made their mark in the music industry!

Panelists include:

Kacey Musgraves - Singer/Songwriter, Grammy/ACM/CMA-Award Winner
Samantha Borenstein - Manager Regional Promotion, Columbia Nashville
Katie Dean - Senior Vice President, MCA

Made Possible by "Milk: Fuel Your Greatness"

Don't Stop Believin' is tonight's #playontheporch song! Because we'll get past this and one day #coronavirus will be a m...
03/30/2020

Don't Stop Believin' is tonight's #playontheporch song! Because we'll get past this and one day #coronavirus will be a memory.
Ram Trucks and MusicTown Detroit are standing strong with you.

Join us here on our page today at 12pm for MusicTown Detroit's Masterclass Mondays!First up is the Women in Mus...
03/30/2020

Join us here on our page today at 12pm for MusicTown Detroit's Masterclass Mondays!

First up is the Women in Music Masterclass featuring:
Kacey Musgraves - Singer/Songwriter, Grammy/ACM/CMA-Award Winner
Samantha Borenstein - Manager Regional Promotion, Columbia Nashville
Katie Dean - Senior Vice President, MCA

More info here: https://bit.ly/3dK25LN

Made Possible by "Milk: Fuel Your Greatness"

03/28/2020
MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day - Goodweather: "Can O' Worms"

Today’s MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day comes from GOODWEATHER!

Formed in early 2019, Goodweather blends genres of jazz, funk, r&b and soul for a truly unique sound.

When not playing with Goodweather, band members can be found performing in many other groups throughout metro Detroit, including The Social Bandits and Shepard Tone.

Watch their entire performance on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi here: https://www.facebook.com/179010975967575/videos/479373926171924/

Support Goodweather by streaming their music on all streaming platforms and checking out their website: https://datgoodweather.com

Follow the Artist-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DATGOODWEATHER/
Instagram: @datgoodweather

Today's #playontheporch song is the National Anthem.America is in this together, and we'll get through it together.Ram T...
03/28/2020

Today's #playontheporch song is the National Anthem.
America is in this together, and we'll get through it together.
Ram Trucks and MusicTown Detroit are standing strong with you.

03/28/2020
Rick's Basement

Tonight's #HeadlineFromHome comes from Rick Enrico Morrone!

Rick, who performs in several local bands including Holly and the Johnnies and Strictly Fine, started the streaming show Rick's Basement from his house to feature other artists, and to jam with those artists online.

Here's what Rick told us:

"I invested in streaming gear in early January with the intent of having a show like Pam [Rossi]’s where I bring in other artists to my basement, well obviously that has changed but now I’ve got all this gear and all this time to learn how to use it! So I did. Then as I started doing audio tests I realized there are endless people out there to jam with!! Over the last week I have jammed with hundreds of friends and strangers alike from all over and I am going to continue to do so live on my stream, and also play pre-recorded ones because I literally have hours of footage and this is only the beginning."

Support Rick by checking out his page - Rick's Basement

Follow the Artist:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rickenricomusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enricorick/

Forget jammin' by myself.
It’s getting too lonely.
On my show, I’m jammin with y’all.
And the stream has never been more plentiful to fish for jams.
🐠❤️🐟🎸🥁🎹🌊🔥

See you in the Basement.

#HeadlineFromHome #StayHome
#fishin4jams #positivity #smiles #livemusic #streamsabatoge

IF YOU ARE IN THIS VIDEO PLEASE COMMENT WITH YOUR MUSIC, BAND PAGES, PAY APPS, CHARITY OR CAUSE OF YOUR CHOICE, ETC.

Dan Mazur
Garret Schmittling
Ryan Neal
Steven Banks
This Life. We Lead.
Jon Howard
Tommy Sklut
Jason Longuski
Shawn Mayer
Gabriel Severn, Bassist
Steven Cooley
Richmond Punch
Atlas Maior
Tanya Dmuchowski Tanya Dmuchowski
Weekend ComeBack
Blockhouse Valley
Bonnie Schippling
Joseph Song
Lee Ross

03/27/2020

The Women in Music Masterclass is an informative session hosted by 99.5 WYCD’s Rob & Holly focusing on careers in the music business.

Learn from three professional women who've made their mark in the music industry!

Panelists include:

Kacey Musgraves - Singer/Songwriter, Grammy/ACM/CMA-Award Winner
Samantha Borenstein - Manager Regional Promotion, Columbia Nashville
Katie Dean - Senior Vice President, MCA

Made Possible by "Milk: Fuel Your Greatness"

03/27/2020
MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day - Nadir Omowale: "Love Thang"

Today’s MusicTown Detroit #FeelGoodSong of the Day comes from Nadir Omowale!

Originally from east Tennessee, Omowale moved to Detroit in 1999 and has been making music in the area since around 2001.

Omowale's sound spans from funk to rock to soul and beyond, and his taste in music is just as eclectic, having been influenced by everyone from Parliament Funkadelic to Rush.

When Omowale isn't making his own music, he's producing for other Detroit musicians, and works with the The Michigan State Fair, LLC to coach the next wave of up-and-coming artists through their Michigan State Fair Superstar program.

Watch his entire performance on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi here: https://www.musictowndetroit.com/blogs/musictown-detroit/nadir-omowale-brings-the-funk-and-the-fun-to-behind-the-mic

Support Nadir Omowale by streaming his music on Spotify and Bandcamp, and by checking out his website: https://nadiromowale.com/#store

Follow the Artist-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NadirOmowale/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NadirOmowale/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nadiromowale/

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Making Detroit MusicTown

A dynamic space, forged for Detroit's rebirth to celebrate the community through collaboration, education, entertainment, and service - MusicTown Detroit (located on the 2nd Floor of Hockeytown Cafe at Woodward Avenue & Montcalm) opened in September of 2017. Since that time we have had hundreds of artists wander through our doors whether to perform for the first time on our stage, to record a track in our recording studio, or to sit down and talk about their latest project or musical past with a host in our broadcast studio. We’ve had songwriting masterclasses with respected Nashville artists, sold out performances from rising stars, and offered a venue for area high school music students to showcase their incredible talents.

Come on down to MusicTown Detroit inside Hockeytown Cafe any given day and you’re bound to witness a recording session in progress, an intimate performance, a radio broadcast, or an interview being conducted and streamed right in front of your eyes. Always open to new ideas and ways we can serve the community we provide Open Mic Nights with professional sound where you can perform, recite, or just be in the audience. Education opportunities abound as we develop “Careers In Music” panels, Songwriting workshops, mentoring programs, and performer showcases. Most of our programs and events are free. Information is posted to Facebook so stay tuned.

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