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Don “Doop” Duprie wsg/ Ty Stone: Free Dinner Show
January 26, 2018
Don Duprie: The deep working class roots of singer/songwriter Don “Doop” Duprie echo throughout his music. Front man for the Detroit area alt-country/roots rock band Doop and the Inside Outlaws, Doop is a firefighter born and raised in industrial River Rouge, Michigan. He teamed up with legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes) to record his albums “Blood River,” “Everett Belcher,” “What am I supposed to do?” and “The Corridor.”
Doop’s songwriting has received national attention, having been hailed “hands down the best songwriter we (Detroit) now have to offer the Americana World” by Don Zelazny, AmericanaRoots.com.
The albums made the Top Ten Lists in Metro Times and AmericanaRoots.com. “Everett Belcher” won the Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Country Recording” and was named “Album of the Day” by Country Music Pride’s podcast Americana Daily. Doop’s music has been featured on the American Public Media radio show “The Story,” the award-winning podcast Digivegas.com and the #1 rated Americana podcast, “Americana Roots Roundtable” on NoDepression.com.
Ty Stone: The term American singer-songwriter has seldom fit better than it does on Ty Stone.
He was born in the shadow of Midwestern steel mills in the Detroit heart of urban America, and raised on a steady diet of rock’n’soul. He cut his teeth in bar bands and minimum-wage day jobs, headed West looking for a big break, and then got it back home – though he never lost the earthy core that informs every word he sings and every note he plays. As he puts it, “You don’t have to be a 16-year-old with a Mohawk to get Ty Stone music. You just have to be the guy who goes to work every day.”
“I see myself filling that void that guys like Bob Seger and John Cougar Mellencamp once filled, that kind of Americana, normal, blue-collar, everyday man,” Stone explains. “That’s something everyone can relate to, y’know? I’m not a super pretty dude. I lived like everyone else and had all the bullshit jobs people had. I just want to write about real things that normal people can relate to.”