Artist Spotlight: Brunswick Brawlers

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

A weekly feature showcasing local artists.

Name: Brunswick Brawlers

Line up: Jarrod Champion, piano and vocals; Liz Mackinder, vocals; Niko Pittman, guitar and vocals; Rudy Varner, bass and vocals; Loney Charles, drums.

Sound: They call their style “vintage American music.” It’s a blend of roots, swing, jump blues, rockabilly and honky tonk.

Garden gnomes: The Brunswick Brawlers are a favorite at the annual Whitney Garden Parties, which kickoff Thursday at the historic mansion and restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 and music is 7-9 p.m. There’s a $5 cover charge and food and drink are available for purchase. The Whitney is at 4421 Woodward in Detroit. Call (313) 832-5700.

Melody Baetens