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stacia petriePerforming in Detroit since 1993, Stacia Petrie has just released her fourth CD, once again garnering wonderful reviews and awards for songwriting.  Her detail to lyrics underscored with beautiful melodies warmly sung is a testament to her talent.  Stacia easily has crossed the genre lines of Acoustic Folk & Bluegrass with High Flying Bird to Acoustic and Electric Blues with the best regional players in the Detroit area to the show stopping “Detroit Women” allowing her to belt it out. In recent years, she has been nominated for 11 Detroit Music Awards and has appeared with Solomon Burke, Buddy Guy, Terrance Simien, Bobby Rush and Roy Young (played Keyboards with the Beatles).  Stacia is also featured in the soon to be released film, Sassitude.  In describing Stacia’s music it can be described as a modern blend of acoustic-based rock and blues, with innovative lyrics that embody a fresh perspective on imaginative, vital themes with heart-felt delivery.

Background Info

·          Top honors in the 1996 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

·          Released Torch Song Trilogy 2003

·          Released Sessions from the Mission 1995

·          Released A Milestone a Minute 1998

·          Finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival (Selected by Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary fame)

·          Top honors in the Fort Bend, Texas Songwriters Awards.

·          Honorable Mention in the Detroit Songwriting Contest.

·          Heavy Rotation on blues radio stations including Satellite Radio for Long Cold Lonely Night and What You’re Looking For

·          First place in Blues Category for Face the Blues from Ruby Blues  Unisong International Song Contest

·          3rd place in the Great Lakes Song Contest for Face the Blues from  Ruby Blues

·          Nominated for Best Blues Songwriter for the Detroit Music Awards 2003.

·          Nominated for Best Blues Songwriter. Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Album; Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Vocalist and Outstanding Folk/Blues Songwriter for the Detroit Music Awards 2004. 

·          Received five nominations at the 2005 Detroit Music Awards in the following categories:  Outstanding Blues Songwriter, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter, Outstanding Acoustic Artist, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist and Outstanding Instrumentalist (Guitar).  She was the recipient of two awards – Outstanding Acoustic Folk Songwriter and Outstanding Acoustic Folk Vocalist

§          Winner with Detroit Women of the 2004, 2005 & 2006 Detroit Music Awards for Best Rhythm and Blues Band, Best Rhythm and Blues Recording and Outstanding Live Performance.  Nominated for a collective 28 Detroit Music Awards!  Recipients of 23.

§          2006 Tour filmed for documentary with Emmy-Award-winning director.

§          Featured on America’s Thanksgiving Parade viewed by 100 million households.

§          Performed at the Superbowl for the NFL owners and players!

§          Perform national Anthem on Fan Appreciation Day for the Detroit Tigers

§          After only one year, Stacia, along with Detroit Women were included as one of the influential musical groups in the Metro times 100 year musical genealogy chart.

§          Featured in national publications such as Living Blues Magazine, Blues Revue Magazine, Blues Wax and Blues Beat

§          Blues Foundation Promoter of the Year, Ted Boomer, signs Detroit Women to his roster.

§          Featured on one-hour television show with Olympic Figure skating and Christmas tree lighting in Detroit.

§          Take part in national women’s charity event and included in upcoming women’s feature film

§          Partner with film company, Streetlamp Studios.

§          Star in play, We Are Not Good Girls, penned by Kate Hart, which ran in major Detroit Theatre.

§          Featured on Nationally Syndicated Radio shows and receiving airplay all over the world.

§          Endorsement deal with “Dancing Dingo” all natural beauty products, where each girl has a personalized name/flavor lip balm – i.e. Strawberry Stacia.

§          Launch “Detroit Women” clothing line along with national merchandising campaign mentored by NGI who also handles Dolly Parton, Wynonna, Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks.

§          Along with Detroit Women, the only Silk City Recording Artist to move on to their third pressing.

§          Added to the Detroit Public Library’s catalogue of music.