Wagner Act

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The Wagner Act
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Background Information

Origin

Detroit

Genre

Folk, Country, Americana

Years Active

2013 -Present

Members

John Freeman
Nick Mansfield

About

The Wagner Act is a songwriting collaboration between John Freeman and Nick Mansfield. It came about one October a few years ago over some Canadian whiskey and Guy Clark tunes in Freeman's garage. Mansfield brought an idea to the table to write a tune about iron workers on Zug Island. They ran that tune and Guy Clark's "Stuff that Works" into the wee hours of the morning and left for their respective day jobs with worthwhile hangovers. This was the first of many songwriting sessions. After opening for Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men at the Magic bag in Ferndale, MI a few months later, the two songwriters became a performing duo.

Biographies

John Freeman

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John Freeman was born and raised in Detroit. He is a professor of writing at Oakland University. He currently resides in Dearborn, MI.

 






Nick Mansfield

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Nick Mansfield was born in Reno, NV and grew up in Dearborn, MI. He is a Firefighter on Zug Island in Southwest Detroit and a Bartender in Downtown Detroit. He lives in Detroit.

 




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