|Born||Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.|
Tom Wall is an American singer-songwriter, musician and activist from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wall is known for being the lead singer, guitarist, and bandleader of the progressive rock band Cosmic Knot, and for his collaborations with Muruga Booker.
Wall prefers to play in alternate tunings, such as Verdi tuning (A = 432 Hz)[ citation needed ] as opposed to the A440 (pitch standard) in the hopes of promoting a healing and overall calming effect on listeners.
Wall began playing guitar as a teenager, and was soon writing songs and performing in local bands. In 2013, he began playing with Hannah Rose Graves and the GravesTones.In 2015 Wall played guitar on the Skee-Town Stylee album All You Want.
In 2015, he formed the band Cosmic Knot and that same year they headlined at the annual Wish You Were Here festival in Fremont, Michigan, where he also jammed with P-Funk All Stars members Muruga Booker and Tony "Strat" Thomas.Tom Wall and Cosmic Knot headlined the 2016 and 2017 Wish You Were Here festivals as well.
Booker and Wall have collaborated on several musical projects together, including The Muruga Band "Mystic World",which was nominated for a 2015 Detroit Music Award , and Muruga Blues Band "Fool's Blues", which was nominated for a 2016 Detroit Music Award.
In 2016 Wall also recorded a song with Muruga Booker and Grammy Award winning harmonica player Peter Madcat Ruth, written by and featuring his father Tom "T" Wall, called "Deer Camp",and was also nominated for a Detroit Music Award.
In 2016, Cosmic Knot recorded their debut album called Inner Spaceat Third Coast Recording Studio, in Grand Haven, Michigan. Inner Space was released in August 2017, with all of the songs having been written by Wall. In 2017, even before their debut album was released, Cosmic Knot won the Best Song contest at Grand Haven's Walk the Beat festival for their song "Like a Gypsy".
At the 2017 Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wall performed the Star Spangled Banner on guitar, to start the event, and afterwards Cosmic Knot performed a full set for over 10,000 people.
The music of Michigan is composed of many different genres. The city of Detroit has been one of the most musically influential and innovative cities for the past 50 years, whether in Michigan or anywhere else in the United States. Impressively, for 48 straight years (1959-2007) a greater Michigan-area artist has produced a chart-topping recording. Michigan is perhaps best known for three developments: early punk rock, Motown, and techno.
Mitch Ryder is an American musician who has recorded more than 25 albums over more than four decades.
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This is a discography of Japanese rock band Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and related projects.
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Tony Thomas, is an American funk and rock guitarist from Highland Park, Michigan U.S., and is best known for his work with George Clinton, Parliament, and the P-Funk All-Stars. Thomas has also recorded extensively with Muruga Booker, and is a guitarist in Muruga Cosmic Boogie and Muruga Blues All-Stars.
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