Thornetta Davis scores big at Detroit Music Awards
Just as Adele, Beyonce and Taylor Swift have monopolized their positions as top winners of several music award shows, locally blues chanteuse Thornetta Davis has done the same. Last Friday at the Detroit Music Awards, held at the Filmore Detroit, Thornetta won eight awards, bringing the total of her DMA awards to well over 30. She’s currently in Memphis at the Blues Music Awards where her album, “Honest Woman,” is up for an award, along with her single, “I Gotta Sang the Blues.”
Some 1,500 people attended the DMAs this year, which produced lots of exciting performances, including the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra with a burlesque dancer, Royce 5’9” featuring VMDP, (Royce was awarded the Detroit Spirit of Entertainment Award by the city), the Fags, Third Power/SRC (which were two Detroit bands from the Grande Ballroom days), and Jena Irene Asciutto (former runner up on American Idol) who gave an exciting solo performance.
“It’s so great to see the dedication and passion displayed by our very talented local musicians,” says Howard Hertz, who is the head honcho at the DMAs. “Detroit is rapidly claiming its place as one of the music capitals of the world.”