David and I had a great time playing this morning on WKQL, 107.1fm in Ann Arbor, MI. We’re longtime fans of program host Martin Bandyke, who used to work at Detoit’s NPR station (before they went to all news) and know commands a great morning show that features wide variety of music. This morning’s performance was much better than last Thursday’s in-studio at IMPACT in East Lansing. For that one, my voice was blown out from a cold and a long practice the night before and I sounded awful. Great time this morning though and I hope those of you who heard it enjoyed it.
We’re looking forward to playing the Ark this Thursday with Chuck Prophet, formerly of Green on Red. David worked with Chuck several years ago while making a record with Simon Bonney. This is our first time at the Ark, so we’re jazzed.
I got to see Sunshine Doray this past Sunday night at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit. Sunshine is David’s wife Kate, who sings and plays piano, and Deanne Iovan, who plays drums and sings back-up. I honestly think Kate is the best songwriter in Detroit (and beyond) and everytime I see them I’m left speechless for a few hours. Their debut record just came out last week on the Feeny-run Gangplank label (a little nepotiz) and I would strongly encourage everyone to check it out. Find them on myspace here and their record on Gangplank here.