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Music at the Market


Oct. 1           Nick Fugedi – This Michigan-based singer-songwriter is gaining a reputation for writing simple, honest songs full of emotion. He started his musical journey early on playing trumpet in elementary school but, after discovering the guitar, his interests quickly changed. In high school, he began playing at local clubs and bars, which continued through college at Western Michigan. In 2006, his original song “This Old Town,” was chosen to be featured in the independent film, “Kalamazoo?” Nick says one of his greatest joys about writing and performing is connecting with people.

Oct. 8           Mike Freeman – Mike delivers acoustic rock and roll, including original and cover songs from a diverse range of eras and genres. Mike is 100 percent live – no backing tracks, no overdubs, no loops. Just a man with a microphone and a guitar kicking out jams!

Oct. 15         C-4 Band

Oct. 22         Mark Reitenga – The four-time Detroit Music Award Final Ballot Nominee plays an energetic brand of acoustic pop/folk/rock throughout Metro Detroit. His music has been selected to be played on some great international radio shows as well as Lonely Oak Radio, WOA Radio, Christopher Ewing's "The Radio Cafe Top 10 Countdown" radio show and Artie Martello's: Mostly Folk. Come enjoy Mark’s welcome-to-my-living-room quality on originals and “human jukebox” covers.

Oct. 29         Billy Brandt – This multiple-award-winning Detroit area singer-songwriter offers rootsy, folky, psychedelic alt-country background underpins strong songwriting and an adventurous spirit. A mainstay of the local Detroit scene, Billy's collaborations with other artists are near-legendary - and you're as likely to find him out playing with former protegee Jill Jack, or his 'Celticana' duo with Sarana VerLin, or his roots rock combo Grievous Angel, as you are to find him solo. His excellent solo album 'The Mission Band' showcases both his songwriting and his performance collaborations, and is well worth more than one listen. Billy's love for music is infectious, and his embrace of different genres brings a richness and an expanse to his shows. Be prepared for a genial, convivial, and musically rewarding evening with songs you know, songs you might know, and songs you will discover and treasure. And will earworm you unmercifully.

Nov. 5          Bob Monteleone – Bob has been a mainstay on the Detroit music scene for decades, first with the grounding-breaking reggae band Black Market and later with the '90s reformation of The Look. He formed the recording act Luck & Trouble in the early 2000s with Replacements' guitarist Brian Blush and also founded the indie record label Hanzie Records around that time. He currently performs regularly with the trio Acoustic Madness and with top Midwest Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band Carry On, as well as the blues rockin' Stumbling Mice. He also plays in an acoustic duo with his wife, April Monteleone, a.k.a. Bob & April. Bob and his teenage son Coltrane (pictured) have been performing at the Market for more than 10 years now and look forward to playing there for years to come!