Homegrown Happy Hour

Joe Jaber on How his Music Inspired his Charity 'You're Not the Only One'

It's been a few weeks since Joe Jaber launched his charity You're Not the Only One at MusicTown Detroit , at a sold-out event that also served at the release party for his latest record, Made it On My Own . This week, the Detroit-based singer returned the the MusicTown studios for an appearance on...
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Brian James Schram Brings Northern Michigan Country to Homegrown Happy Hour

Brian James Schram is making waves in country music with his distinct sound and unique songwriting. The singer/guitarist, who has played with the likes of Uncle Kracker , Kenny Chesney , Kenny Wayne Sheppard and more, dropped by MusicTown Detroit this week for an appearance on Homegrown Happy Hour...
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Homegrown Happy Hour Host Frank Williams Jr. Helps Local Country Artists Take the Next Step

Following this year's Country Music Awards, Homegrown Happy Hour host Frank Williams Jr. was featured on Channel 7 Action News in Detroit for his efforts in helping local country artists take the next steps in their careers. Williams, who hosts the night show on 99.5 WYCD, has made it one of his...
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Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band Returns to Homegrown Happy Hour

Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band made their return to Homegrown Happy Hour this week, marking a trifecta of appearances on the show. The band performed two original songs from their recent album, Renegade Road , as well as a brand new track co-written with fellow local musician, Greg Stryker...
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Audrey Ray Performs Live on Homegrown Happy Hour

Audrey Ray stopped by the MusicTown Detroit studios this week for a live performance and interview on Homegrown Happy Hour with Frank Williams Jr. Ray, who grew up in the Milford area, has been playing music her entire life, first learning on the piano and later transitioning to singing and playing...
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Ray Williams on How Returning to Detroit Changed her Music Career

Ray Williams is an artist who knows what she wants, but for a few years in her career, things seemed less certain. The Detroit-born singer/songwriter spent her late teens and early '20s shopping demos and performing around Nashville, all while writing songs for other artists, serving as a...
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Kin Faux Brings Texas Country to Detroit on Homegrown Happy Hour

Kin Faux wants to bring country music back to its roots. That was the message that shone through during their recent appearance on Homegrown Happy Hour with Frank Williams Jr. The four-piece band, which has ties in both Lapeer, Michigan and San Antonio, Texas, stopped by to play songs from their...
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Kyle Jennings on How Discovering his Grandfather's Guitar Led to a Country Music Career

Growing up in west Michigan, Kyle Jenning 's hockey teammates used to joke that he might someday have a future in country music because of his constant singing in the locker room. Years later, it would turn out that they were right. For the past 16 years, the Kalamazoo native has been making it...
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Meet the Michigan Artists Performing at Arts, Beats & Eats This Weekend!

During the course of the annual three-day festival, Arts, Beats & Eats packs in a ton of music, and many of the featured artists hail right here from Michigan. At MusicTown Detroit, we've had the opportunity to experience a lot of these talented musicians first-hand when they've visited our...
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Todd Michael Band Brings Michigan Country to Homegrown Happy Hour

It was a full house in the MusicTown Detroit studios this week on Homegrown Happy Hour! The Todd Michael Band dropped by on Tuesday, August 7 for a live performance and interview with host Frank Williams Jr. Frontman Todd Michael hails from Munger, Michigan (just outside Bay City), and has served...
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