Poor Player/Jackie Stahl & The White Russians/Anthony Retka

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Poor Player/Jackie Stahl & The White Russians/Anthony Retka says
January in Michigan is a long dark cold ass tunnel. Let there be some light near the end of it! And warmth, laughter, music and good times. No better place to come in out of the cold than the Eastside's Cadieux Cafe with Michigan beers and fine Detroit music.

9:45 Anthony Retka
10:20 Poor Player
11:30 Jackie Stahl


Homegrown folk rock Americana straight outta the Eastside, Poor Player is a five piece band that takes to the stage with barrel house rambles, neo Dustbowl yodels, Tecumseh strums, and a hopped up grab bag of American riddles and laments. Saluting the guy flying a sign beside the highway exit, zigzagging through the post-industrial prairie, Poor Player is all about finding the roots beneath the rubble, the green beneath the ruin, the country blues in the pothole concrete, the folk in the f***d up, and the beauty in the city gone to seed.


Jackie Stahl and the White Russians plays what they describe as "Dirty Americana" music, influenced by Detroit rock, country, blues, jazz, and soul. Stahl's various musical influences range from local folk hero, guitarist Rodriguez to the classic sound of composer Burt Bacharach, the blues stomp of The Black Keys, jazz legend Miles Davis and troubadour Tom Waits.


Detroit-born singer, songwriter, and musician, Anthony Retka, has spent the last fifteen years writing and performing material that has helped etch his place in the Detroit music scene. Anthony recently released “Fields & Fortresses”, his most direct and expressive solo work to date. The new album features the strong vocal styling and lyrical abilities that people have come to expect from Anthony’s recordings. His newly formed band, Big Parade, backs him up on the new release and the album also features a few special guest appearances by notable Detroit-area musicians.
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