Heather Wisda, Musician
Reichlan Small, Musician
February 28, 2020
The Flint area has produced an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talent. Most know of the athletic talent that has emanated from Flint.
The business talent is legendary as well. But when it comes to music the Flint area can hold its own. From Blues legend Dr. Ross, to Motown superstars the Velvelettes, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mark Farner and Grand Funk Railroad, Ready For The World, MC Breed and The Dayton Family, and most recently Greta Van Fleet.
The one thing you learn being around talented artists is that for every big name you see listed there are at least a dozen more just as good who just haven’t found their opportunity yet. Elvis and The Beatles had The Ed Sullivan Show, Michael Jackson was already a huge star when he jettisoned to superhuman status on the prime time Motown 25 Special, and Adele had Saturday Night Live on the same night that Sarah Palin and Tina Fey appeared. Opportunity knocks and they answered with stunning performances.
Today it’s a little harder to land the few big marquee events that offer breaks to musicians because there just isn’t a single medium that everyone watches, but it’s far easier to get the word out with the myriad of social media and internet based portals. So the key is to get your work out there!
To that end, and to help keep the Flint style musical river flowing, Fish invited two of the Flint areas super talents in to the Aquarium to showcase their musical talent and skills.
Heather Wisda, a product of Flint’s East Side, Grand Blanc and a graduate of Atherton HS, has been singing around the area for a while to great acclaim. Her style, panache, and vibrance resonant with audiences and her flair for audience connection is legendary. When you factor in her unique delivery style and songbird tones, you have a magical formula for delivering a stellar performance. And she does!
To accompany her on guitar Heather is joined by another area musical pillar - Reichlin Small, an alum of the Flint Academy. Reichlin’s musicianship, skill, and presence are well known in the Flint area and beyond. Few who have ever seen him performance forge the experience, and he never disappoints.
It’s a truly unique experience to have both of them live and unplugged in The Aquarium, and it just might be the start of another big Flint musical story!
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