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Kevin Owens- Ministering Through Love Songs

Kevin Owens- Ministering Through Love Songs

Episode 99- Kevin Owens may not be a household name; but his voice is woven into some of R&B's greatest moments. From lead singer of the group Ray, Goodman and Brown, to one of Luther Vandross' center stage background vocalist to lending his sound to some of music's most memorable tunes like, Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name"; just to name a few. Join host Troy Saunders as he and Kevin take a quick stroll down Kevin's musical history. 

Hailing from Manhattan NYC, 63rd Street and Amsterdam Ave, Kevin tells us about his growing up in this close knit neighborhood and how they banded together to help Kevin develop and expand his passion to make music.
After graduating from the world famous "Performing Arts High School", Kevin decided to enter the Army. Even though he signed up to be a field radio man;  his love of music lead him to put together a band that became well known on many of the military bases in Germany; and eventually had him and his band, as a  featured performers on many military shows. Lifting him to celebrity status with special privileges. 

Retuning home he became immersed in NYC's vibrant music scene. Quickly forming new bands and meeting some of the best in the scene including the then behind the scenes vocalist, Luther Vandross.

These connections led to him being ask to join the group Ray, Goodman and Brown. Kevin was the perfect fit for their artistry and a strong bond was forged.

Having known of Kevin's work and incredible vocal abilities; Luther set eyes to woo Kevin from Ray, Goodman and Brown. Luther was revamping is stage show and thought Kevin would be the perfect fit. After a lot of back and forth; The group gave Kevin their blessing to join Luther Vandross' band. The rest is history. In this episode we talk about these wonderful times. Kevin recalls fondly how Luther took care of everyone and how no one ever had the need for anything. They were a family.

Currently , Kevin is throwing his hat back in the ring with a new song "Hot Spot"  and an upcoming album. His new musical venture is a collaborative effect between him and his children, who write, sing and arrange on many of the songs. Talk about a talented family!!! 

This episode is full of wonderful memories and bright aspirations from a man that has lived his life sharing is ministry through music.

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