Blues Nite 2017
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00amView event on Facebook
Saturday, October 14 / 8pm doors, 9pm music / $10
Mike Leslie: In late 2014, Mike was asked to be a permanent member of legendary Seattle grunge band, Candlebox. While touring sold out shows across North and South America, Leslie helped write and record Candlebox’s sixth LP “Disappearing in Airports” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Rock Charts.
When not touring the world with Candlebox, you can find Mike playing solo acoustic shows and fronting the Detroit power trio Mike Leslie Band. Their unique sound combines the raw fury of fellow Detroit natives The Stooges and the MC5. The Heaviness of Nirvana and Led Zeppelin. The American roots of Chuck Berry and Robert Johnson. And the elegance of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake. With a brand new album coming in 2017, Mike Leslie continues to surprise and amaze fans and critics.
The Black Drops: Chris Degnore is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from the Metro Detroit area. He has been creating and playing music for nearly two decades. Chris is a young man with an old soul with influences in countless genres. He has played all over his home state of Michigan and all across the USA. Chris has played and recorded in the “Music City”, Nashville,TN where he was awarded “Best Emerging Writer” in 2004, After dropping out of music for a few years in 2008 he toured solo in the U.K. and Ireland. He then realized the importance of music to his life. Chris came back to the States and decided to pursue a career in music. Besides leading the Black Drops Chris also lends his talents to other Detroit musicians in studio and live settings. 2014 will see him putting out 4 solo E.P.’S ranging in 4 different styles he has been influenced by, the First is due out in May. Chris was nominated in 2013 and this year 2014 as one of Detroit’s best Pop/Rock instrumentalist at the Detroit Music Awards.
Chris Degnore and The Black Drops is a Detroit based rock band that combines blues meets power-pop influences. The end result is a very catchy unique sound. Chris Degnore (vocals, guitar, songwriter) has traveled the country and world winning songwriting awards and growing cynical until he met Joe Bagozzi (bass) and John Porter (drums) in 2011. The magic between these three boys is indescribable. They have been leaving audiences blown away since their first gig together. It is something that you have to see and hear for yourself. Don’t let this band pass you by because they’ll be stuck in your head sooner or later!
Delta Twins: Old school rock, soul, & blues meets modern. Classic covers carefully mixed with outstanding originals.
Delta Twins is a four-man blues/rock/soul band that is known around southeast Michigan for their soulful vocals, passionate guitar solos, and poignant original lyrics that explore and celebrate the human condition. Songs like “Work My Blues Away” and “Workingman” pay homage to the hard-working blue collar ethic for which Detroit is known. “Stirring Up The Muddy Waters” melds blues, rock, and jazz into a tantalizing stew, while songs like “Fool For You” will leave you breathless.
Though Delta Twins’ sound is broader than just the blues genre, they have been a finalist in the Detroit Blues Challenge, as well as a nominee for Outstanding Blues Artist in the Detroit Music Awards. Several of their songs have also won songwriting competitions.
Lead singer Bob Young “digs deep and lets lyrics fly with a salt of the Earth gusto that is as true as the music he’s playing.” (Heath Andrews, album review). He also handles keys and occasionally wails on harmonica. His “twin brother of another mother” Tom Kozanecki provides a steady rhythmic anchor as he locks in on bass with rock-solid drummer Doug Austin. Veteran guitarist Terry Birkett brings both the tasteful ambiance and the scorching fire.
Delta Twins is currently working on their fifth album. Their most recent album – Nothing Left But Hope – had a funkier rock edge to it, while The Seasons & The Scars (recorded live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit) has more of a Blues/Americana feel.
Delta Twins will take you on a wild musical journey and bring you back home safely… but different… better.
Detroit Trouble: Ray Kaan’s band is all about the soul of the men who bring it to ya! It’s an emotional roller coaster of the trials, and troubles of every day life.