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$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages (under 21 = + $5)
Description: DOORS OPEN AT 10:00.
Over 21 $10. Under 21 $15
Jimmy Lifton, born in Detroit, Michigan, has had a storied musical career. Beginning with Motown’s Groovesville Recording Studios and being one of Detroit’s eminent session players, Lifton was signed to Atlantic Records as a solo artist and sold numerous songs to Motown. Lifton has also directed and produced award winning music videos for Atlantic and Island Records. He has produced sixteen feature films, won five Golden Reels and won Emmy’s in 2011 and 2012. He also launched the Lifton Institute of Media Skills to great success.
Jimmy Lifton has put together an eclectic combination of musical instruments and vocal textures to create a familiar yet hauntingly unique sound. It is a combination of Delta Blues and Rock with a definite Gospel influence. Each instrument and vocal arrangement is given its proper due.
Jimmy Lifton’s lineup includes Ken Christianson on violin, Patrick Taylor on upright bass, Lucas Ventura on drums, Uli Sinn on pedal steel and Dobro, Ben Burget on Bass Clarinet and Tenor Sax, David Williams on Acoustic Slide and Mandolin. Providing mind-blowing vocals are Reverend Cookie Brown, Reverend Darlene Watley and Toni Jones, three of the most captivating Gospel, Blues singers of today. Lifton is on keys and lead vocals.
The musicians are currently in the studio with tracks to be released this year.
For more information:
jimmylifton.com, oraclepost.com, liftoninstitute.com.
One evening, three friends got together for an evening of delicious food and casual conversation. Being that all three met at Berklee College of Music in Boston, a dessert of "jam" was bound to happen. And in the hours of that music is where Indian Summer began.
Summer Mencher and Jon Lall have been individual singer-songwriters for years. Sometimes they would play shows together, and inevitably play some songs together. Their duets consistently spark interest among their fans, and of course, to each other as well. But coming from different musical styles made it a bit of a challenge writing together. Enter long time friend Toby Karlin, who brings a wealth of musical skill and a fresh perspective. The three began writing music that felt effortless to make, and refreshingly new. Recently adding another close friend and brilliant guitarist Sara Carter, Indian Summer is still growing in every way. We invite you to be a part of the story.