'Artists like Blowtop make the world of Indie music a paradise' -Mark Lush, MidwestBands.com February 2006 This record is a perfect example of the great things that can happen when you get a group of inspired and gifted musicians in a recording studio, give them great songs, turn on the machines, and let 'em do their thing! Produced by the songwriting team of Patrick Shanley and John Jacobs, the duo assembled some of the finest musicians in the Detroit area for this project. The result is a work rich in musical textures and craftsmanship, making for a record that can be listened to again and again -- the songs are catchy and instantly memorable, with fine arrangements and lyrics that will make you think. Blowtop is a hybrid mix of a musical train with intermittent stops along the way ... from Rock to Roots, Pop to Jazz, Blues to Ska, along with a few stops in between. Groove to the full tilt drive of Hasting Street Jive ... The power pop of Open Roads... The funky So Sad ... and the melodic The Island. These songs are just the beginning of the musical journey this band will take you on. Click on the samples and turn up the volume!!! Fans of the Tangerine Trousers should check out this CD -- 3 members of the Trousers are featured on this recording!! This CD is available for Digital Downloading. 2002 Detroit Music Award Nominee 'Outstanding Alternative/Indie Artist/Group Other CD Baby Artists featured on this album: Robert Tye - Unbelievable Jazz Guitar on 'Her Reply' Chris Codish - Hammond Organ - The Brothers Groove Jeff Reynolds - Upright, Electric Bass & Cello - Jo Serrapare & The Willie Dunns Michael Hacala - Drums & Percussion - Tangerine Trousers & Blowtop Mark Iannace - Accordion, Backing Vocals - Tangerine Trousers & Blowtop Pat Shanley - Lead Guitars, Vocals (that's right...Vocals!) - Tangerine Trousers, Blowtop & The Woebegones John Jacobs- Guitars, Vocals - All around cool dude; member of The Weathervane Cocks & Blowtop.