Desmond Parson is our featured artist this week and let me say, he is a super nice dude. If you listen to his music for just a few seconds, you will hear his influences right away. The most obvious influence is Stevie Wonder and that’s not a problem. Desmond says his first instrument was a coffee table at the age of four where he would emulate Stevie and some of his other favorite artists, and from there it grew into a Casio keyboard. Now at the age of 44 he’s a singer, songwriter, arranger, producer…and he’s got plenty of time.
Desmond Parson – Featured Artist
Desmond says there were three people that influenced him when he was a kid: Stevie Wonder, Superman, and Popeye! He says he would carve out some melodies as a kid and with the help of an uncle was able to develop a passion for playing piano and the interest grew from there. That same uncle that introduced him to the piano also introduced him to another huge influence, Earth, Wind & Fire. Whatever his influences, if you’re into RnB, Soul and the like then you need to check out Desmond Parson!
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