"BILLY BRANDT" performing LIVE on "Motor Live Drive @ 5" 5-6pm, Thursday, Oct. 21st

Having spent decades in the music business supporting other bands and artists, Billy Brandt has now found his own musical voice and steps into the spotlight as a singer-songwriter for the first time in his amazing career.

Influenced by the likes of Gram Parsons to the Grateful Dead, Billy Brandt has molded his sound by creating his own unique guitar picking that creates a haunting melody which stays with the listener long after the song is over.

Billy’s road to success reads like a captivating novel that is still being written. His musical journey has taken him to every corner of the country in a very diverse variety of roles – everything from solo acoustic artist, to rock-and-roll tour merchandiser, to manager, and headlining performer at major outdoor music festivals.

In 2002, Billy started his latest music endeavor called Grievous Angel, an all-star caliber band of Detroit’s top musicians that blends the best elements of roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, and country. Grievous Angel took the area by storm and quickly became a staple on the Detroit music scene, winning two Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Folk/Acoustic group in 2004 and 2005.

Billy Brandt is the winner of the 2006 Detroit Music Award for Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist. He has been recognized with 11 more DMA nominations for Songwriter, Guitarist, and Vocalist in both the Acoustic/Folk and Country categories, as well as almost two dozen additional DMA nominations as a member of Grievous Angel and the Jill Jack Band.