The Evolution of an “Incomparable Songstress”
Being tasked with the revival of a musical genre–“Soul Music,” is a daunting task, for anyone to undertake–even for a gifted child prodigy. Ms. Roz Shepard has not only shown she is capable, but has collaborated with, and or opened for “Legendary” musicians such as: Evelyn “Champagne” King; Ernie Isley; The Delfonics; Ray, Goodman and Brown; The Stylistics; Keith Washington; Najee; Johnny Kemp and Kurtis Blow, and the list goes on.
The acknowledgement of these “Legends,” their diversity, musical talent(s), and longevity (which spans decades), not only validates Ms. Shepard’s ability to blend the various genres, but also validates her as a gifted artist herself. Her unique style and brand of music clearly conveys why many have deemed her, “The Rising Queen to be of Soul Music.”
The commission of, “ The Rising Queen to be…,” that being, to bring an entire genre back to the forefront of music as a whole, and then subsequently taking it to the world, i.e., re-positioning and re-placing it as, “top-shelf,” requires not only vision and GODLY guidance, but Spiritual En-gifting as well. It is an undertaking that only a select few would consider, let alone be capable of accomplishing. For, few have the ability, and even more would prefer to mimic and ascribe to the “status-quo,” rather than utilize talent and be an originator.
Re-establishing “Soul Music” as the gauge and benchmark, by which all other genre are measured, and doing so not merely by sales, but by talent and through desire and commitment, by being “a master of thy craft,” we must agree would be difficult, would it not? To be viewed, and globally accepted as a bonafide, “…gifted artist who sets the standard”–internally believed, by all that hear and love your music, to be the undeniable forerunner of that genre, one for the ages, and then to be deemed “classic,” would place an individual in a category all by themselves.
It would classify them as, “incomparable,” in this case, an “Incomparable Songstress,” whose talent knows no limit(s). This is the embodiment of Ms. Roz Shepard–gifted yet not compromising, ever evolving and improving as only the very best desire to do, and can– the “Incomparable Songstress.”
Having amassed a strong and growing following of devoted musical connoisseurs, both home and abroad, (who desire the music of days gone-by, yet as well an artist who can surpass the “status-quo” and delivers immeasurable music of worth and quality today), has not been easy. Thus, it has been a multi-year, and ongoing enterprise, which Ms. Shepard shall endeavor until her last breath. For, she strives to produce music only of the highest caliber, which is and shall be categorized, as “extraordinary,” or “par excel lance.” She has, is and shall continue to do so…
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