"Doop Duprie & Katy Grace" performing LIVE on "Motor Live Drive @ 5" 5-6pm Thursday, November 18th
Katie Grace is a Detroit born and raised singer/songwriter/bass player. KG plays upright and electric bass in numerous Detroit and Lansing bands touring around the country. She stays true to her roots with her gritty, down-home style.
Detroit has always been known for its thriving music scene and diverse musical artists. The city has consistently produced music that has captured the hard-working-harder-playing essence of the “Motor City.”
Embodying this hard-working spirit is singer/songwriter Don "Doop" Duprie & The Inside Outlaws. Born and raised in the industrial enclave of River Rouge, MI, this son of an auto mechanic and an Avon lady learned early on that hard work and doing the right thing always provided for his family. A veteran firefighter, Doop now conveys that same work ethic and honesty in all aspects of his musical career as a singer/songwriter. Seeking an outlet for his lifelong passion for music and songwriting, Doop founded the Inside Outlaws collective with longtime friend and co-writer Ty Stone. He teamed up with legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes) to record his debut album "Blood River" and the follow-up "Everett Belcher."
With two solid albums under his belt, Doop & The Inside Outlaws has been receiving local and national attention for his music and songwriting. He garnered multiple Detroit Music Award nominations for Country Artist, Songwriter,Vocalist and for both the albums, and the 'Outstanding Country Recording' award for "Everett Belcher."
"Blood River" features songs that vary from down home country-rock and heartfelt Americana ballads to gritty Detroit rock ‘n’ roll. It’s Americana-Detroit style! The second album, "Everett Belcher," is an ode to his grandfather and the people like him; the hard-working individuals who relocated from their hometowns in search of work and a better life. The album includes his anthem-"Burn This City," a workingman’s tale called "M.F.N.J.O.B." and his rendition of "Prove it all Night" by Bruce Springsteen.