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Name: The Firewalkers

Line up: Laura Mendoza, vocals and acoustic guitar; Rudy Varner, stand-up bass; David James, guitar; Loney Charles, drums. 

Sound: This newly formed combo performs R&B, soul, blues and rock and roll that compliments their polished, vintage look.  

Next: The Firewalkers play live June 15 at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward in Ferndale with the Corktown Popes. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 via Ticketweb.com. The Firewalkers make their Whitney Garden Party debut on July 11 with a 7 p.m. set at 4421 Woodward in Detroit. Cover charge for the Whitney's weekly summertime series is $5. For more information on the band visit facebook.com/thefirewalkersdetroit. 

Melody Baetens

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