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Now I don’t pretend to be an expert on local music. Sure, I’ve seen Joe Reilly and my husband owns a couple of his CDs.
You can see some of these folks (and others) at the new Cold Pork Thursday’s at the Blind Pig.
But what really blew me away this week was checking out the Metro Times and seeing that two Ann Arbor musicians/music groups made it onto the Times’ 2007 critics picks list. The article compiled the top ten picks from all of the Metro Times music staff.
Chris Bathgate’s “A Cork Tale Wake” made Hobey Echlin’s list. Echlin’s comments about A Cork Tale Wake are so Ann Arbor I just have to post them:
“Michigan folk so real in its autumnal glory — think Nick Drake via George Winston — that it made me want to grow a beard, move back to Ann Arbor and work at Zingerman’s.”
Apparently the Metro Times isn’t the only one who recognizes Bathgate’s talent. Another blogger calls Bathgate one of the Most Deserving Artist of 2007.
Local group Great Lakes Myth Society’s “Compass Rose Bouquet” made it onto two critics lists.
So what’s your take on Ann Arbor music. Who do you love and what do you know?
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