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The best kept secret in music


"WKLT - Terri Ray Interview"

Currently WKLT is in the middle of their Northern Michigan Rocks Showcase that features record label executives and some rock legends like Mark Farner as judges.
“We already have some interest from the labels with first round winners Blisstripp..." said Ray. - Northern Express


Featured on 89X Radio's "Homeboy Show" with Kelly Brown - 89X

"101.1 WRIF"

Featured on "Motor City Riffs" with Doug Podell and Jay Hudson. - 101.1 WRIF

"Northern Michigan Rocks Compelation"

"Fill Me Up" was a track on the compelation and was featured on WKLT - WKLT

"The Zone"

Featured track on Traverse City's 95.5 The Zone - The Zone


Forevers Not to Long (Released Feb. 2006)
1.) Sellout
2.) Closer
3.) Come and Get it
4.) Fill Me Up
5.) One More Day
6.) Somewhere in Between
7.) About to Leave
8.) R.O.T.
9.) Headlights
10.) Keep Your Distance
11.) Never Forget
12.) Inside


Feeling a bit camera shy


When he picked up the phone, singer Jeff Linsell wasn't sure what he'd be getting himself into. He had just got home from a failed attempt with a short lived band in California and found himself calling his ex-guitarist Steve Dresser to see if he could get yet another project together. Jeff asked his former Cali bandmates guitarist Josh Mitchell and bassist Jon Stoye to jump onboard, who were both more than excited to start playing again. The four of them knew they had to make this one count. The group decided upon the name Blisstripp, a name Jeff, Jon, and Steve had used in a band right out of high school. Rehearsing previously written material, the band took their act on the road in the winter of 2005 playing a few shows a week.

"We were all just happy to be in a band and playing shows again," Linsell says. "The chemistry between us is unlike any other band I have been a part of. The response we got from everybody at the shows was extremely encouraging, which drove us to keep playing as much as we could .The band had become much less of a hobby for all of us, and slowly turned into something we realized we wanted to do with our lives."

By the end of spring the band had generated an extatic buzz all around Michigan, won several battle of the bands, and gained a respectable fanbase. After playing the first few months of shows with various drummers, Josh Holton joined the group and the band went into the summer playing a number of festivals and even earned themselves opening slots for bigger named acts such as Alterbridge, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Seether and more. The bigger shows proved that the band had what it took to make some noise in the music industry.

"Summer time turned out to be great for the band. The turnout at the shows kept getting a little bigger each time and we knew we couldn't keep up the momentum without a product," Dresser comments. "We had a couple new songs that we were thrilled with, but definately needed a few more for a new recording."

With new material already in the works, the guys made the desicion at the end of summer to reside back in their hometown of Traverse City, MI and start preparing for a full length record. Spending hours upon hours rehearsing and writing, a full song list started to take shape. The new songs have a more mature and diverse sound compared to the previous demo work. The band is currently working on getting the recording started and plan on touring extensively once the record is finished. Fans will not be disappointed, Blisstripp is poised to take the next step with their first full-length record