Click here and select 09-18-16 to listen to an archive of this broadcast.
This archive is up! If you missed the amazing conversation with Eddie Watkins, Jr. the archive is now available. Click here (select the 9-18-16 show) to listen to singer, songwriter Eddie Watkins, Jr. share his extraordinary life of faith, music and living with purpose.
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Born in Detroit, Eddie was given a piano at age 7 by his grandmother who recognized his musical talent. He turned out to be a gifted musician & composer, playing piano, bass, guitar, drums & sax in junior high and high school. Eddie’s true love was the bass guitar; by age 17 Eddie continued his dream, playing bass for Motown’s Norman Whitfield, supporting artists like the Temptations, The Undisputed Truth, & other Motown greats.
When Motown moved to LA, Eddie left Detroit, moved to Hollywood and made a name for himself as a premier “A list” session bass player. He lent his rock solid bass licks to recordings by Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Pointer Sisters, James Brown & a who’s who of popular music icons.
Success & the fast life led Eddie to substance abuse, recovery & a spiritual search for deeper meaning which led to a spiritual awakening & a call to serve humanity through music. Eddie has served as musical director at the Center for Spiritual Living greater Las Vegas & the Center for Spiritual Living Seattle. Today with 6 CDs of original life-altering high consciousness music under his belt, Eddie is on tour across America raising the vibration of the planet with his music.
Eddie is also writing a book, Motown & Miracles, & is the keynote speaker at many of the Centers he visits. He has recorded with Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Santana, Cher, Diana Ross, Herbie Hancock, Pattie Labelle, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Frampton, Gato Barbieri, The Temptations, Phyllis Hyman, Norman Conners, Thelma Houston, Nancy Wilson, more. “I know what my life purpose is, to share this music with the world.”
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