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The Detroit Sportsmen's Congress is a
non-democratically elected representative
delegation of roots-music musicians founded
in 2015 by current House Speaker, Matthew
Sayles, and Majority Whip, Ralph Lowi.
Though qualifications for membership in this
self-described "august body" are deliberately
byzantine and obscure, it is rumored that
casual fandom of Detroit athletic associations
and support for alternative forms of country
music are desired, but not required, for
representative status. Prior status as a trapper
or "puller" of clay-pigeons is also taken into
consideration as a qualifying factor for
Sayles & Lowi first conceived of the DSC
shortly after their brief membership in "the
Mutineers," and upon further deliberation in the
remote sequestration of their neurological
recesses , set forth, and assembled the first
Congressional session of Detroit Sportsmen in
November of 2015.
Membership of the DSC is deliberately flexible as
representation can grow and decrease based on periodic
census gathering and caucusing.
However, core foundational doctrine (drafted and signed into
bylaws by Sayles and Lowi) maintains an undeniable
emphasis on original songwriting.
From their Bylaws: "The Detroit Sportsmen's Congress was
founded on the principle that existing genres of folk-rock,
country, and Americana are meant to be crafted and
sculpted into new forms of auditory ambulation--and that
complacency carries consequences."
Their Mission: "To draw out the echoing twang, reverb, and darkness from the smoldering remnants of
manifest destiny that still mournfully beat in the hearts of our unknowing constituency."
(Terry Luna, Ben Saunders, Bill Flores, Blair Harper, Matt Sayles, & Jay Carlander)