On the day of the 2017 Jammie Awards, Local Spins on WYCE spotlighted nominees, debuted two new tracks from Michigan bands and hosted singer-songwriter Joe Shields for an in-studio performance.
Joe Shields has had two careers and both have paid dividends.
As cartoonist Joe Cartoon, he created a popular and irreverent cartoon series that became a runaway Internet hit.
As singer-songwriter Joe Shields, he was one of six winners of the Kerrville New Folk competition in Texas last year and has earned attention far and wide for his clever songs and musical tales. (Read more about him in this Local Spins Artist Spotlight feature.)
But he’s also a huge fan of other West Michigan singer-songwriters, so getting his first opportunity to perform at the 2017 Jammie Awards — considered West Michigan’s biggest night for music — at The Intersection in Grand Rapids is a real thrill. Shields plays The Stache stage at 7:05 p.m. Friday.
He visited Local Spins on WYCE earlier in the day — along with producer and musician Michael Crittenden — to preview his Jammies performance, performing a new song, “Brooklyn Bridge,” and a Shields classic, “Tarzan.” Check out a video of “Brooklyn Bridge” here and listen to the full Local Spins on WYCE podcast below.
VIDEO: Joe Shields, “Brooklyn Bridge”
The Feb. 10 edition of Local Spins on WYCE also boasted the premiere of two songs — “It’s the Little Things” by The Verve Pipe (from an upcoming new studio album being released on Feb. 17) and “Lonely” by Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers (from an album being released on March 31) — as well as music from The Turnips and Jammie nominees Jesse Ray & The Carolina Catfish, Alexander Lynch, PARTS, Norty, Public Access, The Moxie Strings and Red Tail Ring (winner of the Local Spin of the Year award).
Listen to the full podcast here.
PODCAST: Local Spins on WYCE (Feb. 10, 2017)
Get the full performance schedule and more information about Friday night’s Jammie Awards online here.
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