See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Jim Faulkner 

Plays in the Beggars, the Blueflowers, Kenny Tudrick, the Sugar Clouds.

click to enlarge 1704906.jpg

Currently, I play in the Beggars, the Blueflowers, Kenny Tudrick, the Sugar Clouds, and a new project with old friends called the Old Shatterhand. Balancing them all isn’t easy. It’s only possible because some bands that I’m involved with have a less regular practice schedule and only book shows when the timing is right. Gigs with all these bands can be a juggling act sometimes, and I realize how lucky I’ve been in avoiding conflicts. More than once, I’ve played in three bands on the same day. Mainly at festivals, though, all on the same stage, or venues near each other. The Blueflowers and the Beggars are both very active, and take up the majority of my time. Some bands, like the Sugar Clouds and the Old Shatterhand were more or less formed as recording projects around songwriting friends. But the live bug always bites.” 


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation