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Christina Morgan takes "Norah Jones" approach

When she isn't fronting her own band Bricktown Station, this vocalist works with the Sights, Frijid Pink, and more


"I’m not sure exactly how it happened. I just kind of put it out there, whenever I performed at an open mic, that I was willing to add harmonies as a backup vocalist if anyone needed. It worked better than I thought. The only band I front for is the alternative rock and soul band Bricktown Station. I also joined on with the Sights (now with Scott Morgan), Paul Miles, Sandy Mulligan & the Gypsies, and Kat Orlando as a backup vocalist. I’ve been doing the jazz duo thing with a couple of great musicians around town, including Jarrod Champion, Steve Szjana, and Evan Mercer. In the past I’ve worked with Steffanie Christi’an, Escaping Pavement, 1592, Hutchinson Enterprise, Frijid Pink, Bootsey X tribute band, Charles “Buddy” Smith, Emily Rogers’ Entertainment Realm, and Rare Standard. Lately, I’ve been working more on my songwriting skills and have a couple more projects in the works. Crazy. I know it. Even as I write it. Here’s the way I see it: Not every band plays every day. It usually comes in waves. There will be a whole month with nothing on my books and then weeks when there won’t be a single day that I’m not performing, practicing, or recording. Sometimes twice in the same day. I take the Norah Jones approach: Her compilation album included joining with everyone from Willie Nelson to Outkast. It keeps things fresh to work on multiple projects. It’s very fortunate that I live in a place with such a talent pool and wide variety of music styles. Thank you, Detroit!”

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