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Detroit musicians come together to help struggling artists

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils.
Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils. (Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils.)

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With live events on-hold for the foreseeable future, many Detroit musicians who rely on live gigs are struggling without those paychecks.

Now, Detroit area musicians are banding together to help those in need.

Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils came back from touring when the Coronavirus pandemic hit. When they realized that future plans for everyone’s upcoming shows were cancelled, they decided to do something about it.

Jennifer Westwood reached out to the ‘Playing in the Detroit Area Tonight’ Facebook page and asked people to nominate musicians who might be struggling due to the Coronavirus pandemic. She gathered all of the nominated musicians, put their names in a hat and then on a livestream on their Facebook page, collected tips and donated it to the musician.

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