Matt deHeus


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Those who follow the original music scene in this area are very likely to be familiar with Bob Hausler. Known as a singer, songwriter, sideman and mentor to many who aspire to create music on their own, Bob has developed a circle of fans and friends in the local, regional and national music communities.

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It probably wasn’t their intent when they recorded their second CD, Lost Your Love, but today Bay City based Blues Mobile performed a rescue mission. In this case, the cast of veteran area performers used their ample skills to drive away a case of the “Friday in the office on a sunny day” blues. I am here to tell you that I think they just may have found a cure.

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Every great adventure starts someplace. In the case of Andy Reed, his musical journey had a pretty inauspicious beginning. Reed’s grandmother, Joan Kozuch, taught catechism classes at Visitation School to children from special education classes. It was in these classes that Andy played his first “gig,” as he provided piano for the hymns and other songs of faith that his grandmother used to teach her weekly lessons.

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There seems to be a recurring theme, of late, in entertainment and media: “What’s old is new again.” We are seeing comebacks for everything from vinyl records to “bridge nights.”

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Joseph Caldwell is a Sanford based singer / songwriter known for his passionate approach to performance and a unique ability to connect with his listening audience.

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Moving on up, to the west side. And a little bit North. No, this is not the 1970’s sitcom family The Jeffersons, we are talking about, but Tri City Brewing and their sparkling new Tap Room in Bangor Township.

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The familiar phrase “What’s old is new again” is clearly on display at Radio Wasteland, a new vinyl record store that opened January 13th in Midland. Owned by the father/daughter team of Jim & Katie Gleason, the store is located at 718 George Street

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Little Bighorn Music in Midland just got a little bit bigger. The independent musical instruments and supplies vendor has moved down one door, to a larger showroom at 419 ½ Saginaw Rd.

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue ... Jasper Creek is classic country made just for you.

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National touring act the Marcus King Band returns to Bay City for one night at Arbeitoer Hall on 12/27, supported by regional favorite Barbarossa Brothers.

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Bay City native returns to Michigan for two shows and the release of his solo album, "End Of The Day."

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Many will tell you that jazz is the quintessential American art form. It is a quixotic mix of standard songs used as platforms for improvisation and musical rules than can be studied at length, mainly for the pure joy of understanding how beautiful it is to break them. It is as much about tradition as it is innovation. Just like America.

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Local favorites Tweed & Dixie and ADABOY! rocked the State Theater in Bay City on November 11.

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If the third time is supposed to be the charm, you have to feel good about the prospects for Tabula Rasa, the third release by Big Brother Smokes. The band first burst onto the radar of local music buffs when they took several prestigious categories in the 2014 Review Music Awards, including the awards for Best Original Band and the Critic’s Choice Award for their EP “Waves.”

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The Legal Matters started in 2014 when long time collaborators Richards and Klingensmith reached out to Reed to record an album at his Bay City studio. The trio noticed some real chemistry during the initial session, which culminated in the Detroit-area pair staying around afterwards with Reed to “sing a little bit.”

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