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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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Metro Detroit Business Owner Mike Ryan Talks Starting GuitarGrip Guitar Hangers

Mike Ryan comes from a family of creative-types, and it shows. In fact, it was the combined interests and talents of him, his mom (an artist) and his dad (a musician), that led to the creation of GuitarGrip Guitar Hangers . Based out of Plymouth, the popular invention allows musicians to mount a...
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Ivan Kral Talks Performing with Patti Smith and Recording 'Horses' on Behind the Mic

Ivan Kral kicked off a new year of Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi in the best way with a slew of great stories and songs. The musician and filmmaker stopped by the MusicTown Detroit studios on Monday (January 7) to talk about his extensive career, which included a five-year stint as the bassist in...
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Mike Skill of The Romantics Reveals the Best Career Advice He's Ever Received

Mike Skill has been making music with The Romantics for over four decades, and in that time, he's learned a lot about writing music, touring and performing. But when it comes to being a musician, there's still one piece of advice that resonates with Mike above the rest. While recently appearing on...
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Arlen Talks a Lifelong Music Career in Detroit and the Importance of Giving Back on Behind the Mic

Arlen Viecelli has been making music in Detroit for many years now. First rising to popularity with the group Salem Witchcraft in the 1970s, Alren was able to share the stage with big names such as KISS, Aerosmith , REO Speedwagon and many others. Eventually tiring of life on the road, the singer/...
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