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The Second Annual Winter Whizbang ft. Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men, John Holk & the Sequins, and Black Tie Circus
December 29, 2017
Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men are a working class rock and roll band that was formed in 2012 in Detroit Michigan. They immediately began making a name for themselves in the local music scene and gained a well deserved reputation for rollicking, whiskey-fueled performances. Critical praise for Dillaha’s songwriting has noted his careful word play and catchy hooks. The band’s members have been in some of the most respected and seminal bands of the Michigan music scene. They have toured all over the mid-western United States and opened for artists such as The Bottle Rockets, Justin Townes Earle, Lydia Loveless, JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers, Whitey Morgan, Mountain Heart, The Banditos, and Cale Tyson, while they continue to fill local venues.
John Holk & the Sequins were formed to be the world’s first psychedelic honky tonk band. Drawing equal inspiration from Hank Williams, Big Star and The Byrds, the Sequins helped galvanize a burgeoning Detroit Honky Tonk Scene as hosts of the legendary “Honky Tonk Tuesday” series at Club Bart in Ferndale ca. 2008-2011. Their self-released 2010 record “If You See Her” (Hole-Key) was described as “The twang-pop record of 2010” by absolutepowerpop.com, and was nominated by the Detroit Music Awards for Best Country Album. Boasting some of the area’s finest working musicians, John Holk & The Sequins are currently working on their second record and playing shows all over Michigan and beyond. The band’s stripped-down alter-ego, John Holk & the Kinfolk, play a folky blend of bluegrass, murder ballads and blood harmony favorites.
Black Tie Circus: Ferndale rootsy R&B band that draws influences from The Band, Elton John, Prince, The Police, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, John Mayer, Parliament-Funkadelic, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Bob Marley.