Derrick Starks Family and Friends Gather In Detroit
The city of Detroit will be the place to be as BMI Award winning songwriter and producer Derrick Starks presents the Family and Friends Workshop and Live Recording on August 19th and 21st at Zion Church in Troy, Michigan.
The Family and Friends Workshop was pioneered by the late Ron Winans, bringing together singers, songwriters and musicians for fellowship, information and a live recording. ” It was at Ron Winans’ Family and Friends where I was afforded the opportunity to present a song that I wrote and have it recorded”, Starks fondly remembers. “I believe that your gift will make room for you and bring you before great men. We’re responsible for training the next generation of songwriters and musicians for service and to take the message to the masses.”
Starks welcomes songwriter David Bratton (Every Praise), Master Producers J Drew Sheard III (Karew Records) and Fred Jerkins (Darkchild Gospel) and Emmy Winner Elijah Lewis as facilitators and noted Pastor, Bible Teacher, songwriter and accomplished musician Dr. Hart Ramsey will address the gathering on Saturday.
On Monday, the 100 + Family and Friends Choir will take the stage for the live recording with featured performances from Dorinda Clark Cole, Bishop Neal Roberson, Kevin Stewart, the Ginyards and more. “I am grateful to say the power of God has met us in rehearsal, Starks said. “If the Church we’ve been having in rehearsal is any indication of what’s coming at the recording, then we are in for a demonstration of God’s power and presence. The songwriter submissions were superb, and there is something for everybody. We’ve got a really good church medley. some fantastic worship music, alongside the stuff that choirs do on Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon.”
Starks celebrates with Karew Records as Hang On, the lead single from the Billboard Top 5 charting GEI Live album garners over 1 million views on Youtube. “All I can say is Thank You Lord”, Starks commented.