Zero, Flint Michigan will not hail in the Midwestern city that’s it’s namesake, however the music group plays a make of rock that could not really be considered a stranger towards the Heartland. Located in Shirt City, NJ, Flint Michigan state they select their name honoring Flint native, sociable critic Michael Moore. In the event that’s not really already plenty of to mistake, their music pulls from roots-rock, rock and roll & roll, nation, zydeco, blues, improvisation, and…psychedelia? The music group came collectively in 1996. Apart from drummer Fred Roberts, the music group members experienced known one another for a few years. Acoustic guitar, vocal, and songwriting responsibilities are distributed by Jim Asherman and Dennis Katsanis, who 1st met and began playing collectively after conference in film college. Flint Michigan was created a couple of years later once the duo enlisted Dave Carta (bass), Tom DiPaolo (lap metal acoustic guitar), and Roberts to circular out the lineup. They authorized with NJ label Purchase Or Die quickly thereafter and garnered a pursuing on the brand new Shirt/NYC club picture (actually Hackettstown, NH–home of Purchase Or Die–awarded them an integral to the town). In 1998, the band’s 1st recording, Amber Waves, premiered.