The deep working class roots of singer/songwriter Don "Doop" Duprie echo throughout his songs. Don makes honest music about everyday, working people. He teamed up with legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond to record his previous band's (The Inside Outlaws) three full-length albums. Duprie, Diamond and musician Pat V teamed up to produce his new record The Corridor.
Don's songwriting has received national attention, having been hailed "hands down the best songwriter we (Detroit) now have to offer the Americana World" by Don Zelazny (AmericanaRoots.com).
The albums made the Top Ten List in Metro Times and AmericanaRoots.com. "Everett Belcher" won the Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Country Recording" and was named "Album of the Day" by Country Music Pride's podcast American Daily. Don's music has been featured on the American Public Media radio show "The Story" the award-winning podcast Digivegas.com and the #1 Americana podcast "Americana Root Roundtable" on NoDepression.com.
Don was named a 2012 Kresge Artist Fellow. The program recognizes Detroit area performing artists for their "creative vision and commitment to excellence."