Although they never released a record during their existence, the Prime Movers were a pivotal band in Southeastern Michigan during the mid- to late '60s. Where many of their Michigan contemporaries played straight rock & roll suitable for teen clubs and frat houses, the Prime Movers were a blues band. They were purists, inspired first by classic Chicago blues and then by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and other acts that found white rock fans taking on the blues with credibility. Led by brothers Michael and Dan Erlewine, the Prime Movers set out on the same path as Butterfield, playing countless gigs at clubs, frat parties, and festivals around the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas. They were a bit older than contemporaries like the Rationals, the MC5, and the Amboy Dukes, and at heart they were a blues band, though they also touched on folk ...
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