With everyone staying home, the day can get a little quiet. The Explore Flint & Genesee editors curated playlists full of local musicians to help liven up your day.
If you like Rap and R&B
This playlist features songs from locals like The Dayton Family, Jon Connor and Tunde Olaniran who’s album Stranger, “fiercely addresses matters of the heart, systemic injustice, and self-esteem over clanging, wildly experimental electronic arrangements, and rapped and sung verses,” according to Paper Magazine. To listen to this playlist, click here.
If you like Rock music
This eclectic playlist features many genres of rock with artists such as Grand Funk Railroad, Big Donut and Chiodos who’s album Illuminaudio was listed number six on the Top 20 Albums Turning 10 in 2020 by AltPress. To listen to this playlist, click here.
If you like Blues and Jazz
This playlist features jazz greats like Dee Dee Bridgewater who was named Artist-in-Residence for the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival, and blues from artists like Issac Ryder and Tim Bowman. To listen to this playlist, click here.
If you like Folk and Country
This playlist features music from Whitney Morgan and the 78s whose music was described by Noisey Music by Vice as, “raw, gritty, and honest, tailor-made for the honky-tonks your daddy used to frequent and hewn from the same solid bedrock as Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.” Others featured on the playlist include Katie Stanley and Miko Marks. To listen to this playlist, click here.
Note: Some songs featured on playlists may contain explicit language.