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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Metro Detroit rock mainstay Pat Smillie releases first record in a decade at Token Lounge

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:51 PM

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Now with Bob Seger retiring from the road, it’s up to some other Motor City artists to keep the soulful multi-faceted rock flame a-burnin’. Leave it to longtime performer Pat Smillie, who will return with his first record in a decade, Lonesome for a Long Time, to do some heavy local lifting. The six-song record has hints of Motown, with Joe Cocker-inspired vocal moments and a pinch of Chuck Berry-style guitar. While Smillie can be seen regularly playing with Jim McCarty and local legend Dennis Coffey, his latest step into the solo spotlight proves he can hang with the big dogs. For proof, his single “Boulder City Breakdown” finds the Detroit native digging his heels into some Rolling Stones “It’s Only Rock ’N’ Roll (But I Like It)” energy.

Doors open at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Token Lounge; 28949 Joy Rd., Westland; 734-513-5030; tokenlounge.com. Tickets are $10-$15.

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