Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Sandy Mulligan

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Born in Buffalo NY, singer/songwriter Sandy Mulligan took the scenic route to the metro -Detroit area – raised in Iowa, living in Alabama, New Jersey and as an artist in the mountains of West Virginia. Although she’s been an artist and singer/songwriter she’s also always been an activist involved in organizing Latino Farmworkers and active in the Catholic church at a time when women were not supposed to be involved in church activities. Sandy began her art career at an LGBTQ artist colony in West Virginia making melted glass art, stained glass, fresco paintings, mobiles, plaques, and walking sticks. She sold her work throughout West Virginia and eventually in the Washington DC area. Sandy fell in love with Michigan and moved here 10 years ago. Her daughter, who is also a musician, encouraged her to resume her music career in earnest. Her solo career eventually led to her founding a group called The Gypsies. The group performed over 100 gigs in 5 years. They were a finalist in the Detroit Blues Society competition. Sandy continues to perform as a solo artist and with her daughter. She was chosen as one of a dozen women to sing the blues at the “Blues Girls of Summer.” Sandy was nominated for an outstanding woman’s award and won an award with her daughter for their contributions to the Detroit music scene.

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