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From left to right, Dan Miller, Dave Feeny, Lisa Jannon, Patch Boyle, and Tracee Mae Miller.

Blanche is an American alternative country band from Detroit, Michigan. Their music is based in Americana, early country, and folk blues, with a touch of haunting Southern Gothic stylings and garage rock mentality. Blanche is known for wearing vintage fashion of the early to mid-20th century.

The band currently consists of Dan John Miller (guitar and lead vocals), Tracee Mae Miller (bass and vocals), Lisa "Jaybird" Jannon (drums), "Little Jack" Lawrence (banjo, mandolin, keyboards), and Dave Feeny (pedal steel, dobro, keyboards, clarinet, percussion).

The origins of Blanche can be traced back to the early '90s band Goober & the Peas. Led by Dan "Goober" Miller, the band was devoted to cowpunk, and dressed in honky-tonk attire. After the break-up of Goober & The Peas, three of the band's members -- Dan Miller, Jack White, and Damian Lang -- formed the garage rock band Two-Star Tabernacle with Miller's wife Tracee Mae Miller. The band split in 1999, after releasing one 7-inch vinyl with Andre Williams. White went on to form The White Stripes, Lang joined The Detroit Cobras, and Dan and Tracee Mae formed Blanche.

The band has opened for and toured with The White Stripes (including on one of the two dates in Blackpool recorded for Under Blackpool Lights), Loretta Lynn, The Flaming Lips, The Kills, and Brendan Benson, among others.

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