Born & bred Downriver, singer/songwriter Ryan Dillaha is truly a product of Detroit. Educated at Wayne State, he worked at Rouge Steel while working on his PhD in American Literature. Growing up he was surrounded by Motown and the classic country music his father brought with him as he made his way up the "Hillbilly Highway" from Tennessee to Detroit for work. These influences are unmistakable in Dillaha's heartfelt self-released, "Love Alone". As the cover promises..."solid gold heartbreaking hits".
John Holk & The Kinfolk were formed to further the songwriting partnership of DMA-songwriter nominees Carrie Shepard (Some Velvet Evening) & John Holkeboer (The Sequins). Strongly influenced by Honky Tonk, Indie folk and protest rock, the Kinfolk bring together famed Detroit alt-country sidemen Gary Indiana (Chisel Brothers) on guitar and Brian Ferriby (Dale Watson) on drums. Drawing mainly from Shepard & Holkeboer’s considerable country-folk-rock catalog, the Kinfolk also add a number of well-known and lesser-known honky tonk and close harmony covers. Mainstays of the legendary “Honky Tonk Tuesday” series at Club Bart in Ferndale, John