A panel of music luminaries is taking part in The Sessions, a day-long event at the Music Box in Detroit's Max M. Fisher Music Center that will feature both music and words about the music industry.
Among the all-star musicians taking part in a panel discussion will be drummers Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Dom Famularo and former Billy Joel band member Liberty DeVitto, and Detroit bassist Ralphe [cq] Armstrong. They'll be joined by Brian Pastoria, a drummer in his own right and owner of Harmonie Park Studios and the UDetroit Cafe, record company executive Joe Hibbs, entertainment attorney Paul Quin and veteran tour and production manager Carlos Gusman. Their remarks about careers and the general status of the music industry will be followed by a jam session.
The Sessions runs from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The Max is located at 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Admission is free. visit www.thesessions.org for more information.