LaVell Williams (1967-2018), Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Board President, who mentored a generation of music lovers, is remembered in this obituary.
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This summer, I consulted for Oakland Avenue Urban Farm which had just purchased the abandoned Red’s Jazz Shoeshine Parlor located at 9148 Oakland Avenue. The business itself still exists further south at 8348 Oakland. Our friend Jean-Louis Farges and his team, working on behalf of the farm, had discovered a stage in the back of […]
Dear Detroit Sound Conservancy Ally, On the week of our 5th birthday, I come with my hat in my hands. I’m writing you because I know you care deeply about our collections and our mission and that we must maintain and protect these collections. Last year, we made the tough decision to pull our collections […]
We have not forgotten what you did. Many of you helped Kickstart the Detroit Sound Conservancy in 2013. Many of you began our online music preservation dreams. Many of you started our quest to build an oral history archive online. It started with you. Three years later though we are much more than a website […]
We turned four this week! Four years ago a group of us met in the Cass Corridor and then drove over to the Blue Bird Inn for a photo shoot and meet up. We’ve come a long way since then. We now have an office, archive, and exhibit space. We have a growing collection, including […]
Celebrate Black History Month with oral history interviews associated with the Graystone International Jazz Museum.
The Doctor is in. This month, after almost a decade of university learning and teaching, our founder and CEO Dr. Carleton Gholz has returned to Detroit to live in the city and run the DSC which became a non-profit earlier this year. Thus begins a period of listening and organizing as we hone our strategic […]
A Detroit Sound ally alerted us yesterday that Mike Duggan mentioned the need for a “music heritage” plan during a Q&A session at the Mackinac Policy Conference. We could not agree more. It seems appropriate then that we make public a letter I recently wrote and submitted to Mayor Duggan’s administration. We realize that he […]
Our founder, Carleton Gholz, wrote this week about our upcoming Detroit Sound Conference. He also summarized the DSC’s last two years of sonic organizing. At one point he wrote: “We believe that journalists are archivists as well as important critical voices who ask the “so what” question when interviewing music makers and crafting sonic stories. […]
Originally published in Model D. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 and written by Carleton Gholz Stirring the Blue Bird to sing: Introducing the Detroit Sound Conservancy Every day lovers of Detroit sound lose another hero. As I write this, I have heard that Michael Davis, bass player for the seminal Detroit rock band the MC5, has passed away. In a […]