Artist Interview: Twon
Tell us about yourself and your music
Primarily my music is considered Gospel but I also write Hip Hop, R&B, Pop and Soul. I have had the opportunity to have performed with the late David Ruffin of the Temptations and I have also performed with the Temptations. I have opened up for Vickie Winnan of the famous Winnans and I have also made it through two auditions of The Voice and three auditions of XFactor. I have many CDs and videos and also T.V. appearances. I have been singing since age 10 and I was also offered to sing with Motown as a young child but my parents would not allow me to.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release is actually a two part release. It consists of both Gospel, Hip Hop and R&B. The Gospel CD release is called Ole School Gospels the Hip Hop and R&B CD is called Moment Of Truth. www.twon.yolasite.com and www.reverbnation.net/twon12
What inspired you to write this release?
I am always writing songs but what inspired me to write Moment of Truth is the fact that I was able to let go of the past and live in the now. The Gospel released was inspired by my oldest sister who had a great Alto voice and actually was the reason I began to sing at such an early age.
Any plans to release a video?
I have already released two new videos on YouTube from my Moment of Truth CD under Twon Gantt
Any plans to hit the road?
I will be singing in Vegas the week of 2/11/17 until 2/15/17
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
There is no bad language in my music and never will be. My voice is a natural Tenor like that of M.J. David Ruffin Ojays and Eddie Kendricks even a little Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder but you don’t hear that old school anymore.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to a lot of old gospel music and some Luther Vandross
Tell us about your passions
My passion is to be able to have a young voice even as I age and a healthy body. So I work out a lot and keep healthy.
What else is happening next in your world?
I just live one day at a time and try to keep myself from becoming too carnal. I want to do more traveling.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Twon!
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