- Posted October 17, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Tell us the Good Stuff!
Get Up Detroit - a new song
Get Up Detroit is a call to action for the citizens of Metro Detroit to unite and help Detroit become a world class city again. The song takes listeners on a walk down memory lane highlighting things like the Highland Park Assembly Line, Motown and Martha Jean the Queen Broadcast to name a few. It also speaks of Detroit’s struggles with corruption, blight, and school closings. “The song encourages Detroiters to stand up and start a movement inspiring change - lending prayer throughout the neighborhoods,” says Holmes. “I hope the song will unite the citizens of the entire Metropolitan area to take back the streets, says Holmes.”
To pull the song together musically, Holmes enlisted the help of local producer and singer/songwriter – Rufus Harris who came highly recommended from a mutual friend. Rufus, also a Detroit native felt this was a timely project and felt up to the task. “I was excited when Carmen approached me,” says Harris. “I care about Detroit and I saw the potential of the song to affect people in a positive way. I was honored that she would ask me to help.” Local performers – Dwayne “Baby, Son” Byrd and Tony Horne deliver strong vocal performances on the song while Rufus Harris lends his skill on guitar and other instrumentation making it into a powerful and catchy song.
“Now is the time to live and honor the beauty that we have as Detroiters,” says Holmes. “We are survivors.”
Get Up Detroit is featured on YouTube. Downloads of the song can be purchased on cdbaby.com and iTunes. For more information about Get Up Detroit and interviews with Carmen, Rufus or any of the performers, contact Carmen Holmes at Big Lucy Productions at or Denise Strong Harris at Red Letter Records 248-872-1197 or email@example.com