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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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Singer/Songwriter Michael Tocco Showcases Stellar Talent on Behind the Mic

Michael Tocco already has a ton of talent, and he's just getting started. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter, who recently graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in music, is wasting no time launching his career. In fact, Tocco has already dropped his first EP, And/Or , which boasts...
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RG Dempster Talks Music, Art and Soul on Behind the Mic

RG Dempster has been performing and making art around Detroit for decades in various musical outfits and as a solo artist. A singer, songwriter and founding member of the Detroit-based band, The Wha? , Dempster is also an extremely active member of the local art community, having started several...
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Strange Heart Explains How Hard Times Led to their Debut Album

Strange Heart isn't afraid to incorporate emotion into their music. In fact, all of the members of the new four-piece outfit has found it both necessary and therapeutic. The group, which formed just about a year ago after lead singer Joshua Clemons and guitarist Bryce Carrol-Coe both returned to...
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Five Ninety Five Performs Stripped-Down Acoustic Set on Behind the Mic

Local alt-rock outfit Five Ninety Five recently appeared on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi for a stripped-down, acoustic set that was certainly memorable. Inspired by the likes of U2 , OneRepublic and Third Eye Blind , the band, who hails from mid-Michigan, chatted with Pam Rossi about everything...
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The Dirk Kroll Band Performs on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi

The Dirk Kroll Band kicked off another great week at MusicTown Detroit when they stopped by for a special appearance and performance on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi on Monday, October 29. The group, which featured a 5-piece lineup, performed three original songs and chatted with Pam Rossi about...
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