Live Performance

July 17, 2012 with The Thornbills

The Thornbills brought tight vocal harmonies to the forest and made their DJ debut with a strong love of Graham Nash, Elliott Smith and Ukrainian tunes.  I also played some songs in tribute to Kitty Wells and Bob Babbit, who had both passed away the day before. Check out the DJ set as well as […]

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May 8, 2012 with Eddie Baranek and Ian Saylor

This night marked the one year anniversary of taking over as host of Tuesdays at the Loving Touch, and I celebrated with old pals Eddie Baranek  (of the Sights)and Ian Saylor (of the Rants. Eddie and I DJed and then joined Ian for a special set of new tunes and old favorites. You can hear […]

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August 16, 2011 with Tim Monger [Cassette Archives]

Tim Monger, one of the primary songwriters of Great Lakes Myth Society, made the long trip all the way from Britton, Michigan (no, not Brighton!) to play his records and do an acoustic set from his new solo record. He remains the only guest to play either sea shanties or Janelle Monae! The first 90 […]

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June 14, 2011 with Augie Visocchi [Cassette Archives]

  Augie Visocchi, singer/songwriter/guitarist/roommate/father/cook was my guest DJ and also did a special solo acoustic set. The live set was recorded hot to cassette and can be heard below, along with the 90 minute mixtape recorded from our records that night. The setlist from the live set was: “My Little Brother Just Discovered Rock N […]

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May 24, 2011 with Matt Smith [Cassette Archives]

Matt Smith, leader of Detroit’s underappreciated groups Outrageous Cherry and the Volebeats, has a record collection that is vast and runs deep. DJing with him is always an education in great bands that I’ve never heard of, but good luck tracking down your own copy. He also played a special acoustic set, which was recorded […]

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