Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it.
Todd’s vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve string player in his genre.
Todd began playing the blues while still a teenager, some twenty-five years ago. Initially, he was drawn to the sound of the finger-picked style and has since immersed himself in the foundational music and narratives of American culture. Over the years, Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.
Todd’s first full-length LP, Fourth Floor Visitor, was released by Jett Plastic Recordings out of Detroit, Michigan (2017). His latest album, Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags, is out now on Third Man Records (2017).
Singer/songwriter Lilly MacPhee writes songs that are intimate, yearning, and ethereal. Her extraordinary voice will remind you of Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. MacPhee is a registered songwriter for BMI and she’s found an audience on Metro Detroit stations 93.9 The River, Ann Arbor’s 107.1, 101.9 WDET, etc. She recently played The Ark, The Michigan Theatre, and Arts, Beats & Eats. Aside from performing at venues and festivals, Lilly enjoys performing for all kinds of benefits. She has performed for organizations such as: Make A Wish Foundation, Miles For Medics and Hospice Centers. She also released the EP From the Start.