Ask Detroiters to list their favorite musicians and you’ll hear names from Motown to classical music,
Sunday night’s concert in the series was a tribute to New Orleans, whose musicians have many ties to Chicago (think Louis Armstrong and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings).
The night featured the Rebirth Brass Band, Donald Harrison, several members of the Andrews family, and was hosted by Wendell Pierce, the New Orleans born actor who starred in the HBO series The Wire and currently appears in Treme. More than one parasol was lifted and hankies were waved as the Chicago audience spent most of the night on its feet.
Can Detroit give New Orleans a run for its musical money? Which Detroit artists are on your iPod? We’d love to compile a Detroit music playlist. Post your nominations.