DEARBORN, Michigan – This Friday, April 22nd, is not only Good Friday, but is also bound to be a tremendous Friday night experience. The music and community at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center (in Studio A) will be beautiful, genuine and harmonious.
Local artist Jetty Rae will be sharing her heart through mellow notes and songs that tell stories. Her style is, in her own words: “Original… A mix of acoustic and folk. Nothing incredibly crazy. Relaxing.” Jetty Rae is inspired by everything around her, especially relationships and interactions with people, and nature. She writes to process, and what comes out of that is incredibly authentic and engaging.
Jetty Rae has been singing since age 5. She would tote her dreams, and her cassette recorder, everywhere. Now, she can often be found in small theaters, sharing her words and her dreams through song.
She is currently working on three new albums, and focuses on the healing power music can hold, rather than simply the entertainment aspect.
The video (song) is mysterious and beautiful. It speaks of brokenness and forgiveness. “Oh my soul has gotten dirty from the world… like a pearl at the bottom of the sea…” Images from a book (near the beginning of the song) appear to be childhood memories of a famous story, telling how Peter, a friend and disciple of Jesus, denied that he knew Jesus three times. Ironically, that story is derived from the Biblical account of Peter’s denial of Christ – which would have occurred around the time of the ‘original Good Friday’. In a related video Jetty Rae explains the story behind the song.
William Reynolds is an experienced musician with a desire to use his gift to encourage others to seek a stronger relationship with God. William always thrills his audience with his bluesy/rock sound. He’ll share songs from his two albums – A Motor City Saint and Mr. Sunshine.
Rufus Harris and band will open and close the evening. Rufus is executive director of The Camp, and the catalyst for 4thFridays. His music is always well-received at 4thFridays, as he’s been humbled and privileged to grace the stage multiple times before. Rufus enjoys giving of his time by visiting prisons and nursing homes. He constantly brings encouragement through his music.