Catch up with this TIDAL Unplugged artist from Michigan
We are starting the week off with some music from an artist who is about to release her debut studio album. She is no stranger to the show, having previously spoken on “Live In The D” about her experiences as a TIDAL Unplugged artist from Michigan.
Some of Detroit’s top gospel stars will perform in this virtual concert
Today we have someone who is making waves in the gospel world and who pays homage to the Detroit gospel greats. His debut album, “Church’n With Friends,” features local gospel legends like Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Marvin Sapp, and many more.
Detroit Music Award Nominee has his own unique sound
On Live In The D, we love to start our week off with some great music from our talented friends. Today, R&B singer Keith Patterson, who has been nominated for a Detroit Music Award and winner of an episode of Showtime at the Apollo, chatted with Tati Amare to talk about his music.
The virtual concert you have to take straight, no chaser
For Music Monday, Live in the D brought back a fun musical group called “Straight No Chaser.” The group has two certified gold albums and has sold more than a million concert tickets worldwide and one member is from the D! And get this: They use their voices in place of instruments!
A new smooth tune from a Detroit hitmaker
Detroit is full of musicians who have hit the big time, finding major success on the billboard charts. Jazz saxophonist Daryl Beebe is one of those artist. His single “Breathe” made the top ten on the Smooth Jazz Billboard Charts, peaking at number six. Beebe is back with a follow-up. The native and proud Detroiter has new song called “Road Trip.” The song is meant to capture the fact that we are all spending a lot more time in the car during these pandemic times. Both “Road Trip” and “Breathe” are off Beebe’s upcoming album “Better Together” which will be out soon. Beebe joined Jason Carr live from his studio to chat about his new album, their shared love of the west side of Detroit, and their favorite jazz musicians.
Music Monday: New collaboration beautifully blends genres for inspiring new song
Despite the current health crisis, the Detroit local music scene is thriving. Musicians have been using this time to create new music and pick up new hobbies. Two such musicians are Hannah Baiardi and David Magumba. They have recently collaborated on a new single called “Let Go.”
New music by two nationally recognized Detroit artists
Before the release, they both spoke to Tati Amare about the new song, the pandemic, and how their collaboration came to be. Speaking of the pandemic, Swifty McVay says this time has given him the space to better learn other aspects of music production, specifically the technological side of it. This is a big change for Swifty McVay, who is used to mainly writing. She told Tati that her and Swifty McVay met while she was completing her second studio album. Her producer of the album felt that “Got Next” needed some extra flavor and got the idea of contacting Swifty McVay, who is beloved in the Detroit music scene.
Enjoy a performance from this WDIV “Super Singer”
We kicked off the first Daylight Saving Time Monday with a former winner of a WDIV singing contest. Joan Stevenson has been on the Detroit music scene for 25 years. She has won numerous local contests, including our station’s “Give Me the Mic” competition in 2004 and “Super Singer” in 1994. Joan considers herself more of a Broadway-style singer who is looking forward to performing live again in the city soon. Watch Joan Stevenson sing “This Way Forever” from her home studio in the video above.
Enter the time of “new normalcy” with this Gospel singer
Live In The D kicked off the week by enjoying music from a very talented local singer. Gospel artist, Kenny Lewis, presented a song of inspiration as we all enter a time which he calls “new normalcy” with a song called “He’s Been Good”. Lewis’ new album, “Undefeated”, debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts, an amazing feat as an independent artist. Watch the video above to hear Kenny Lewis perform “He’s Been Good”.
Check out the uplifting vibes of this Music Monday performance
We’re kicking off the week with some good music and uplifting vibes. Our Music Monday guest was Jayson Clayborn. This Grammy-nominated Gospel artist creates music that can inspire anyone regardless of their belief. Clayborn even did a recent collaboration with Jack Harlow on a song that featured Adam Levine. Watch the video to see Jayson Clayborn’s performance of his song “Praise Your Way Through.”
A trio of singers celebrate community on Music Monday
Raye Williams, Tosha Owens and Olivia Dear are three amazingly talented solo singers who have come together in the pandemic. The trio joined Tati Amare to talk about how they got together and share the music they have created together, despite their different genre. Raye Williams has been singing with Tosha Owens for years now, and calls Owens one of her favorite performers. When the pandemic happened, the singers were experiencing similar highs and lows, so they got together to work through them. AdDuring one of their session, the trio decided to do a cover of Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate me home.” The suggestion was Olivia Dear’s.
Four singing queens share their musical talents on Live In The D
Music Monday is upon us and this week we are jamming out to the beautiful voices of four talented ladies. Angela Davis is just one-fourth of the group S.O.U.L. which stands for the Shades Of United Ladies. Davis has shared her talents on Live In The D before, but recently she joined up with three equally talented singers, Karla Pace, Ava Jay, and Bianca Barber, to create the new group. They all came together the way many of us do these days, on social media.
Find your “forever love” with this new single
Today’s Music Monday guest offered smooth sounds with a soulful melody. Christina Benjamin’s new single is about finding your “Forever Love”. She says she wrote the song for her husband and hopes it helps other people find their love. You can get her new single on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. Watch the video to hear Christina Benjamin’s latest single “Forever Love”.
Self-taught local musician is his own one man band
Today’s Music Monday guest is a local musician who says he always wanted to play music, but only got started recently. Despite the late start, Damon Terrell was able to pick up multiple instruments, including guitar, piano, drums, and bass, and uses them to create his own albums. “I just picked the guitar up first, my primary, and prayed,” Terrell said. He said he makes music with a funky, urban 70′s sound, which he hopes takes listeners to a place of passion and peace. During quarantine, Terrell has been keeping up with his listeners on social media, doing pop up performances and interacting with fans.