Barbara Payton cashes in as top recipient at Detroit Music Awards

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The Detroit music community came together Friday night, April 19, 2013, at The Fillmore for the 22nd Annual Detroit Music Awards. Barbara Payton, currently on the road as a member of Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, won three Detroit Music Awards. The awards are as follows: Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist - Barbara Payton Outstanding Blues Artist/Group - Barbara Payton & The … [Read more...]

Jack White, Rodriguez, Barbara Payton top winners at Detroit Music Awards

Barbara Payton from The Oakland Press

The top DMA recipients — with three each — were Barbara Payton, currently on the road as a backup singer in Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, in Blues/R&B and Rock categories, Scott Gwinnell in classical and jazz categories and Marq Speck of the band Sweet Crystal in the Gospel/Christian field. Sweet Crystal also won a pair of awards. To read more, click on … [Read more...]

Bob Seger hits the road again with renewed energy

It’s one of those weeks when the rock ’n’ roll world feels like it’s spinning the way it’s supposed to. One of Detroit’s most cherished music traditions will come to life tonight and Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills, where Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band will hit the stage for a packed arena of hometown fans. Read complete article: … [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 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...]