Detroit Music Awards 2015

The Music Industry of the Motor City gathers each year to honor its outstanding performers at The Fillmore Detroit.  I was assigned to cover the event for National Rock Review.

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This year’s celebration of Detroit music was hosted by comedian J Chris Newberg, with several Detroit local music acts providing entertainment. Leading off the Detroit Music Awards performances was Terrie Lea & the Mustangs–which was their final performance as a band.  The entertainment continued with the Infatuations, Los Hermanos, and Phredley Brown (Music director for Bruno Mars).  Following Bettye LaVette’s touching award acceptance, Bettye took the stage and gave a powerful performance.  Jimmie Bones, (Kid Rock / Twisted Brown Trucker Band) performed with some help from Derek St. Holmes on “Stranglehold” with Twiztid closing out the night.

See the original article with the list of winners here:  National Rock Review.