Detroit: A Cradle for Musical Inspiration?

Detroit: A Cradle for Musical Inspiration?

If Madonna did it - anyone can!

The Detroit Music scene is varied and includes a wide range of wonderful sounds from across the city. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is one of the main attractions but Detroit has produced artists from a whole spectrum of genres. Detroit is home to many recording artists from Jazz and Gospel to Hip Hop and Soul. These artists have weaved a web that is unique to Detroit and have created inspiring sounds for the masses from a city that is better known as the capital of the "Rust Belt".

A few of the great - which you might not have known share roots with Rock City are: Boogie Woogie Red, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Marcus Belgrave, Sonny Bono, and my personal favorite - Madonna. These are just a few of the people who Detroit has raised from its gritty streets and there are many others. 

Who are some of your favorite people (or artists) who have been in the Detroit music scene?