I continue my July feature of the Preacher David Alexander Bullock by sharing some of his Detroit Stories. This is a special youtube video feature that’s all of 7 minutes but fantastic! Pastor Bullock shares stories about Mayor Coleman Young vs NWA, Nelson Mandela, and the beloved Ortheia Barnes. This feature provides a closer look into the upbringing and cultural mix of Pastor Bullock. We also discuss his passion for music. As a bonus he offers an exclusive listen to his song ‘Price of Love.’
Ortheia Barnes Music Festival
Featuring performances by Khary WAE Frazier, David Bullock, Luther Keith, and Thornetta Davis. We will honor the legacy of Ortheia Barnes in spirit and song. Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25.
Support myself and David Bullock as we’re joined by Luther Keith and Thornetta Davis to honor the legacy of my Godmother Ortheia Barnes for the inaugural Ortheia Barnes Music Festival at Focus HOPE. This event takes place Saturday August 1, 2015 7pm -11pm. This event will support the Ortheia Barnes Arts Institute and will be a mix of Funk, Jazz, Blues, and Hip-hop. Get your ticket today!
In the fall of 2010 I began working on the ‘If Detroit were Heaven’ album. It started from my writing of the ‘If Detroit were Heaven’ song. I wanted to make a song edifying the Black history, culture, and classic destinations throughout Detroit. I used this song to provide balance for my ‘Teddy Bears tied up to Trees’ song from my inaugural ‘Preaching to the Choir’ album.
A collective commitment of talented artists, long conversations, and hard work produced ‘If Detroit were Heaven.’ It’s my best and most complete work as an artist. The album explores a series of subject matter centered around my belief in self, Detroit, and philosophy. The music is a gumbo of sound accented with impressions of Hip-hop, Jazz, Electronic, and Soul rhythms. Producers Ian Sherman and Engineer Lumumba Reynolds truly brought to life a dynamic work of art. Including the amazing album cover by my friend, producer, and an inspiration for the album, Sterling Toles.