Blunk Street Music is pleased to announce the debut EP by Detroit artist, Brandon Calhoon. The 5 song EP, “Detroit City” represents Brandon's rock/soul songwriting skills, partnered with the Blunk Brothers - Chris Plum & Jeff Hupp (Brendan Benson, The Atomic Numbers) engineering and producing 'Neo-Motown' sound. The EP was mixed by Zach Shipps (the Electric Six, Brendan Benson) and Mastered by Tom Baker (Buckcherry, Velvet Revolver, Modest Mouse).
A Michigan native, Brandon moved to California in July of 2004, on a whim to pursue a lifelong dream. Calhoon’s debut CD is the culmination of themes from Brandon’s road back to Detroit after being a finalist on the Rockstar: INXS reality show. The 5 songs represent his various musical influences: From the gritty rock inspired “Detroit City”, to the Kravitz-like blend of Motown Soul of “Golden Boy”, Brandon crosses many genres, creating contagious sing-along choruses that tie it all together.
musicians on the album:
drums - mike alonzo (the electric six)
bass - chris plum (brendan benson and the wellfed boys)
gtrs - brandon calhoon, zach shipps (the electric six), augie v (the hard lessons)
keys - aric karpinski (deadstring brothers)
slide - pistol pete (deadstring brothers)
backing vox - koko louise (the hard lessons) & Kristin von Bernthal (Taproot backing vox)
After spending 2008 honing his songwriting skills, he’ll kick off 2009 with his record release party in Detroit on January 23rd, and immediately hit the road. From there, Brandon will start an East Coast swing in early February, and head back to the West Coast in March.