Logged into my account to find this… many many thanks to those who have been with me since the beginning and of course, the newcomers. Creating this blog (back in 2016) has been quite a journey and one that is not easy. I am grateful to connect and hear from a great group of people who enjoy and find value in my content. Ya’ll continue to inspire me to make my purpose even more real through my love of arts. Thank you again. This is just the beginning for me.
Bobby Caldwell was likely destined to be an entertainer. The son of Bob and R.H. Caldwell, longtime singers and dancers who were also the hosts of an early TV variety show, Suppertime, he was raised in a world surrounded by great entertainers and classic music. Exposed by his parents to opera, jazz, swing, blues, folk and other popular forms of music, he developed an early appreciation for the different architectures of various types of music — an appreciation that would later help him to move from soul to adult contemporary to smooth jazz to big band sounds during his career.
Ahh, I am so excited to announce that I submitted my audition video for the 2019 StarQuest: Taste of Soul Festival, which they just posted on their site. The festival will take place sometime in October, which I look forward to attending. As you may or may not know, I decided to stay in Los Angeles to get more involved with the great music scene here. As a little girl, I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional singer and now that I am older, I have realized nothing else is my truest passion. I recall friends and family asking my 13 year-old self what I wanted to be when I was older and I knew I wanted to become a singer. But my insecurities, lack of faith/self-confidence, and judgment of others held me back. Today, I am currently trying to overcome my fears and leave all the negative energy built over the years behind and even though it is hard.. I know it will be worthwhile. I feel the most alive when I am singing, and I know that there is soo much more in my journey to learn and explore as an aspiring singer. And for me, as an artist, I think that is the most exciting part. I’ve learned this is only the beginning. If you have a chance, I ask if you can please check out my audition video. You can check it out here! Every like counts ♥ Also, please don’t forget to check out the fellow talented singers, which you can find here. Your encouragement and support truly means a lot. Thanks for sticking with me and listening to my rant. Please share && comment with your friends!
Got to add this one to your summer 2019 playlist.
I love how simple the video is. Really captures the feels of summer 2019 for me.
In some ways, I resonate with the message of the song– conveying how distracting it can be for an artist to live in Los Angeles, with the parties, girls, social status, etc. especially during the summertime when we should be socializing.. I’m sure plenty artist experience this, but I know haven’t really been myself because I’ve really been in to my hustle and grind just to be able to do what I love. But all in all, they sing about find art through this distraction/ loneliness of living in LA. Hence, production of the song. I think the best art comes from a place of being lost and sadness, that I find many could resonate with as well.
Leave your comments below. This one definitely got some juices flowing for me.
Before I go, let me end with this.. how many drinks can you pour in a night?
The Bebe Winans found some soul in the city of Seoul. So great to see different cultures comes together for music– especially when it comes to music like soul. Can really feel the soul when the brothers sing. Only inspires me to keep pushing for asian representation in soul/ gospel music.
Have ya’ll ever stumble across an artist who reminds you of another artist? Mr. Lovett reminds me of a young Hubert Laws. The way Laws speaks with his flute, he does with his voice. Not to mention his soulful whistles.
Love me some Lovette.
Hope it speaks to you the way it did me.
Check out his single Lovett’s single “Ruby”