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Posted on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 10:42 a.m.

Russ Glenn plays his mix of acoustic rock-folk-funk at Crazy Wisdom Friday

By Roger LeLievre

You might say Detroiter Russ Glenn got into the music business by accident.

While studying resource and environmental management at a college in Australia, Glenn was at a club one night when the house band ran out of songs. They asked for volunteers to come up and play, and he jammed on one of his favorite songs, Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says.”

Nowadays Glenn, who performs at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room Friday, plays a mix of mostly acoustic rock-folk-funk that brings to mind such artists as Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. “A Brand New Earth” is his third and latest independent release.

According to critics, Glenn “writes melodic, soothing odes that crawl inside the recesses of your subconscious and root there for days at a time,” and have compared him to “a fiery version of Van Morrison” with a “Morrissey and Stipe vibe.”

Russ Glenn plays at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St., Friday, July 12 at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Details at or 734-665-9468.