This morning, I am listening to Shaun Robbins's Sunday Soul Selection. He's just played a track off Kashious's CD which reminded me that I had intended on posting about this excellent CD.
Kashious is a singer, songwriter, musician who plays drums, keyboard, guitar and bass. Here is his bios from his website:
Kashious was raised in a musical family. His mother, brother and sister, all gifted vocalists, shared their love of music both in the home and at church. However, it was mentors such as B.B. King, Ernie Isley, Marvin Gaye and Aaron Neville that influenced his style. Kashious would listen to their music over and over while strumming the guitar until he played the chords perfectly. He did the same when learning the drums, the bass and the keyboard; however, his voice is truly a natural born gift.
Singer, songwriter and musician, Kashious has a voice that can bring the unprepared listener to his or her knees; it is that powerful, that extraordinary and very rare. This is a voice that has the potential to reach legendary heights. Although he can be compared to greats like Luther Vandross and Marvin Gaye, the quality and beauty of his voice belong to him. His lyrics reflect passion and struggle. In his first R & B single, “Lov’z Eternal,” he speaks with compassion and pain, of enduring that “dark place” more than necessary. His vocal harmonies only add to its impact. Other songs under production such as “Bad Luck” and “The Way I Am” range in genres blending funk, jazz, and soul. Kashious moved to San Diego in 2005 from Colorado where he spent over 15 years of his life. With the encouragement of his family, he began to pursue his life’s dream.
In October of 2006, Kashious found producer, Rusty Gordon, who believed that this was a talent that had to be heard. Under Gordon’s direction Kashious’s dynamic vocal range and songwriting abilities continue to be heightened, marking the beginning of a successful artist/producer relationship.
If you go to his website then you be able to hear why his CD is one of the best around.