Season 5

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    Having a Ball: Best of Season 5

    Highlights from season 5 of the television series featuring music made in Michigan.

    Having a Ball: Best of Season 5

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    Funktion

    Funk powerhouse from Kalamazoo. Recorded live at Albert White Auditorium in East Lansing.

    Funktion

    Video thumbnail: BackStage Pass Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday

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    Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday

    Hard-driving blues from Jackson, Michigan. Recorded live at BluesFest 2013.

    Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday

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    Lowdown Brass Band

    Second-line New Orleans sound meets hip-hop, reggae and funk.

    Lowdown Brass Band

    Video thumbnail: BackStage Pass Big LLou and the Bluesville Revue

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    Big LLou and the Bluesville Revue

    Big LLou Johnson hosts some of Chicago's hottest blues acts, recorded live at Bluesfest

    Big LLou and the Bluesville Revue

    Video thumbnail: BackStage Pass Phil Denny

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    Phil Denny

    Contemporary urban jazz led by blazing sax from Lansing native Phil Denny.

    Phil Denny

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    Simien the Whale

    Break-beat rock and indie-pop.

    Simien the Whale

    Video thumbnail: BackStage Pass Maurice Davis Quartet

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    Maurice Davis Quartet

    Party blues from Flint, Michigan. Recorded live at BluesFest 2013 in Lansing's Oldtown.

    Maurice Davis Quartet

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    The Hard Lessons

    High-energy indie-rock from Detroit.

    The Hard Lessons

    Video thumbnail: BackStage Pass Rodney Whitaker Quartet

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    Rodney Whitaker Quartet

    Jazz from a true master of the double bass, with some of the best players in the land.

    Rodney Whitaker Quartet

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    Mustard Plug

    Ska-punk dance party music from Grand Rapids.

    Mustard Plug

    Video thumbnail: BackStage Pass Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

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    Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

    Sizzling blues harp from the legendary Sugar Ray. Recorded live at Lansing BluesFest 2013

    Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

    Video thumbnail: BackStage Pass Mardra and Reggie Thomas

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    Mardra and Reggie Thomas

    Jazz vocals from Mardra Thomas, Reggie Thomas and the Rodney Whitaker Quartet.

    Mardra and Reggie Thomas

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    Elliot Street Lunatic

    Indie rock from Michigan's capital city.

    Elliot Street Lunatic