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Summer in the Studio: John Latini

In addition to being a serious crafter of clever, literate songs, John Latini is the purveyor of a slick, blues-soaked, economically hard-driving guitar style.  With an honest, straight-ahead, no-nonsense commitment to real songs about real people, he knows that all the best American music flowers from blues roots; folk and blues go arm in arm in his music like the blood brothers they are.  Three-time Detroit Blues champ, he’s an intense, incandescent performer.  "Recalling the raspy, liquor-soaked growl of Tom Waits, Latini's soulfully controlled vocals animate the stories of the songs.  At once smooth and rough, his singing sounds alternately celebratory, remorseful, seductive and dangerous,” says the Ann Arbor Observer.

Summer in the Studio: John Latini