Sue Summers, from Static Records, organized a 2nd StrummerJam in her home city, Detroit, raising a magnificent £310 GBP, which has been gracefully donated to The Joe Strummer Foundation.
StrummerJam Detroit – Joe Strummer Tribute Concert took place at PJ’s Lager House – a rocking live music venue in downtown Detroit – where a little ol’ band called the White Stripes honed their craft.
Based who performed on the night:
Ricky Rat Pack – Detroit rock veteran guitarist from such seminal bands as The Trash Brats, Kevin K Band and most recently the Dead Boys will rock it with his Detroit pack!
Pancho Villa’s Skull – Detroit’s only Mariachi punk band returns this year to pay tribute!
The Tosspints – This trio of brothers and a friend draw from their world experience and working-class upbringing in the rust belt city of Saginaw Michigan for their poetically dark yet uptempo songs. One band member even named his son “Strummer” in tribute.
Brian Raleigh – Kicking off the show will be a solo set by musician Brian Raleigh and friends. Raleigh’s music credits include the band Porchsleeper and his current band Television City. You can check them out here.
“We want to thank Sue Summers for representing Detroit in StrummerJam 2018! Also a very special thank you to all the bands who gave up their time on the night, the venue owners and staff, sound & light engineers and everyone who donated to help raise funds for The Joe Strummer Foundation. We are eternally grateful for such generosity and we will be sure to reinvest the funds into supporting the projects we work with to create positive change through music.” – Steve Mullen, Joe Strummer Foundation & StrummerJam