Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen this week!

Bob Seger

Seger and his Silver Bullet Band will perform Tuesday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" at 11:35 p.m. on ABC (WXYZ, Channel 7 in Detroit) and Thursday, Oct. 16, on "Ellen," 10 a.m. on NBC (WDIV, Channel 4). More TV appearances will be announced soon.   Be sure to tune in! Click Here for Tickets >> … [Read more...]

For Kids, Many Voices Become One at “Twenty Feet from Stardom” Benefit Screening & Concert

Gia Warner, Thornetta Davis, Barbara Payton, Doug Blush, Ann Delisi and Bobby Lewis

Originally posted in Kevin Walsh's blog, MyMediaDiary. Few third graders have been overheard bragging to their classmates... "I hope to be fourth cellist in the New York Philharmonic." "I'd like to be a situational middle-inning relief pitcher for the Yankees." "I want to be in charge of the front-left tire for an Indy pit-crew." or... "My dream is to be an editor." Not … [Read more...]

Barbara Payton receives Women in the Arts Award from Outstanding Women Awards

Barbara Payton receives Women in the Arts Award from Outstanding Women Awards

On September 11, 2014,  influential community leaders, business women and entrepreneurs gathered for the first annual Outstanding Women’s Gala Awards Dinner in Berkley, Michigan to honor the winners and learn from their inspiring stories. One winner of the Outstanding Women’s Gala Awards is chosen for each of the following 10 award categories: Woman of Achievement is a woman who has attained … [Read more...]

“20 Feet from Stardom” Benefit Screening & VIP Afterglow with Editor Doug Blush & Host Ann Delisi

"20 Feet from Stardom" Benefit Screening & VIP Afterglow with Editor Doug Blush & Host Ann Delisi

Here it comes everyone! What an amazing night it's going to be on September 19th at the Royal Oak Emagine! Special thanks to "Twenty Feet from Stardom" editor Doug Blush who will be joined by WDET's Ann Delisi with a special panel discussion and performance from Thornetta Davis, Barbara Payton and Gia Warner with her father, Motown recording artist Bobby Lewis! Proceeds benefit DAFT and … [Read more...]

Artistic Womens Entertainment presents…Blood Sisters at Como’s in Ferndale on Friday, August 22

Artistic Womens Entertainment presents...Blood Sisters at Como's in Ferndale on Friday, August 22

On Friday, August 22, 2014 from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM, the Blood Sisters (Michelle Chenard, Mary McGuire and Barbara Payton) will be playing Como's in Ferndale, MI with emcee Ann Delisi. There are only a few tickets left. Get yours at only $12/each (+ $1.29 fee)! Event organizers do not expect any to be left at the door. Brought to you by Artistic Womens Entertainment (AWE). Click here to … [Read more...]

Join The Blood Sisters in our Season Kick Off at Lone Oak Vineyard Estate

Join The Blood Sisters in our Season Kick Off at Lone Oak Vineyard Estate

Mary McGuire, Michelle Chenard and I are excited to kick off our season of concerts at Lone Oak Vineyard Estate in Grass Lake on April 19th. We hope to see you there! … [Read more...]

Silver Michaels Reviews Bobby Murray’s: “I’m Sticking With You”

Bobby Murray's: "I'm Sticking With You"

If you’re a blues fan, Bobby Murray is one of those guys you’ve already heard and appreciated a lot...whether you know it or not. His professional resume is almost ridiculous - he was a high school bandmate of Robert Cray, spent over twenty years as the guitarist for The Roots Band backing Etta James, he’s worked with luminaries such as Albert King, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Taj Mahal and oodles … [Read more...]

Living Blues Magazine Reviews Bobby Murray’s: “I’m Sticking With You”

Living Blues Magazine

...The disc opens with a new version of Finders Keepers, a terrific mid-tempo soul song he co-wrote and recorded with Lee for the Blind Pig label in 1994. Wiley “Red” Redding takes the tune’s vocal helm this time around—and on the Tyrone Davis–inspired Baby Needs Some Lovin’ Too and the slow blues Bad Case of the Blues—singing in a gritty low tenor not unlike that of Lee. Singers Paul Randolph and … [Read more...]

Barbara Payton joins Bobby Murray at his “I’m Sticking With You” CD release party

Bobby Murray

Bobby Murray celebrates the release of “I’m Sticking With You” on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Barbara Payton will be a special guest. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Call 248-546-3696 or visit www.lovingtouchferndale.com. To read more, follow the links … [Read more...]

Review from Riveting Riffs’ Magazine’s Joe Montague

Barbara Payton Photo by Joe Montague

Barbara Payton "Rock My Soul" by Joe Montague Some singers and musicians rely on gimmicks or prancing around the stage in a fashion that in no way connects with their music and they do so to cover up deficiencies in their performance. Detroit singer and songwriter Barbara Payton simply let her outstanding and soulful vocals tell the story when she performed at the Saline, Michigan SummerFest … [Read more...]