Every Wednesday Cliff Bell’s brings you the new sounds of Soul in Detroit. Hosted by DJ Nick Austin of WDET’s “New Soul Sunday’s”, CURRENT will feature the new crop of soul musicians performing in and around Detroit. DJ Nick Austin starts at 8 p.m. and the live band starts around 9:30 p.m.
Al Bettis is a singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan who started writing and playing guitar late in life at the age of 30.
In the summer of 2009 while on vacation and in need of something to kill the boredom, he picked up an old guitar he had purchased some years before. By the end of that evening a song was born and along with it, a songwriter.
Al loved the feeling of digging deep inside of himself to create lyrics to connect with others. It is this passion that drives him today.
In summer of 2013 he recorded his first single called “It is Beautiful”. Unsure of how his indie sound would be received he released his single and received amazing feedback. The song shot up the charts on 103.5 the light landing at number 7 in the top 30 countdown.
Al’s influences include Jason Mraz, Glen Hansard, James Morrison, William Fitsimmons and Kim Taylor just to name a few.