Billy Brandt of The Sugarees – a mainstay of the Detroit music scene and one of Michigan’s most awarded songwriters – will be live in concert at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, on April 22 at 8 pm.
Brandt’s rootsy, folky and sometimes psychedelic brand of alt-country has been influenced by the likes of Gram Parsons and the Grateful Dead. In his long and storied career, has shared the stage with icons like Pat Benetar and Jethro Tull, and he was won multiple Detroit Music Awards, including Best Acoustic Vocalist, Instrumentalist and Songwriter.
His songs tend to linger with the listener long after the song is over:
Time is Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miUPPI2hOh8
The Lash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtRqciPyzsk
Ain’t Far Left to Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izb5aGJOOt4
Sun Go Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCfeto4kfkw
Beyond songwriting, Brandt's knack for surrounding himself with the region’s best backing artists sets him apart, and his Saline appearance will feature master guitar and mandolin picker Jason Dennie of Thunderwüde and John Holk of The Sequins on bass.
Be prepared for a genial, convivial, and musically rewarding evening with songs you know, songs you might know, and songs you will discover and treasure.
The cover charge is $15 at the door (100% to the artists).