Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
MonDAY, September 25 | 5pm & 8pm
Resident $30 | General Public $35
Rolling Stone Magazine has cited Mitch Ryder as one of
the five most influential rock and roll singers to ever come from
Detroit and has also published a special collectors issue entitled,
“The Five Hundred Greatest Songs of All Time” which includes Mitch Ryder’s “Devil With the Blue Dress / Good Golly Miss Molly”; which was cut during his short stint with the ever changing back-up group The Detroit Wheels. The fact that Mitch Ryder only has three gold records does a great disservice to the rich and full history of his musical and literary accomplishments as a writer, performer, singer, and author. Mitch Ryder is not an “oldies” artist from yesteryear, but is a vital and ongoing part of America’s and Europe’s continuing definition of creativity at its highest levels.
The year 2012 saw a cross-promoted self-penned autobiography and a new CD. The CD, entitled “The Promise”, was produced by
acclaimed Grammy Award winner Don Was and has met with unanimous acclaim and great reviews from press all over the world.
The autobiography entitled, "Devils And Blue Dresses" is continuing to climb upwards having already won a Gold Medal from the IPPY
Awards as well as taking 1st place in their Performing Arts category, a 1st place from The Indie Excellence Awards in their Autobiography
category, and was a finalist in the Performing Arts category of ForeWord Reviews annual BOTYA. A new CD will also be recorded
during the fall of 2016 in Berlin, and will be released during Mitch Ryder’s 2017 European Tour. By the end of 2017 Mitch will have
completed a new original musical stage play taken from a novel he has written called " Hide Your Love Away". With the release of the Berlin CD (title yet to be determined) in 2017, Mitch Ryder’s catalogue will number over thirty-four albums; most of which have never seen the light of day in America. The list of star performers and artists who credit Mitch Ryder with being an influence on their careers is mind-boggling, from “Medal of Freedom Award” recipient Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Rotten and a very long list in between.