Kevin Powe Jr
Producer and Bassist
An updated "Prototype" of Rick James and Bootsy Collins. I enjoy and find a place of happiness when I am creating or playing music. Was honored to play bass on many albums as well as produce for a few.
I am available to produce and play majority of the genres. I am also a songwriter for artist as well.
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Interview with Kevin Powe Jr
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: David "Native Son" Ross' "In Late Bloom" album because I was able to start a project and see it all the way to end. Doing everything from composing and mixing. I truly enjoyed working with the artist to get his true vision out.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Chelsey Green and The Green Project's new album Musyqyan's Experimental Acid New Jazz? Prototype Album Alexis Joyce Album Lee Mitty Rap Album Other Local Baltimore and DMV artist Albums Yes.....all at the same time
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Everyone. We all are here to help.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depending on the music style. Analog for Jazz, classical and some rock for the authentic sound. Digital for majority of everything else because it's faster and easier.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To Focus on you and your music
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The Ups and Downs. Spontaneity is interesting to me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What type of music do you have? Yours.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only work with a certain groups of artists. I believe that's mainly because those certain groups or artists are the ones who market me with their music. Others don't.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you want to start? What's your timeframe?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Never hesitate to ask me for exactly what you want and looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Bass Headphones PortaStudio Yamaha Mo6 Mic My first setup
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been performing and producing for over 20 years. I actually graduated, majored and worked in the Accounting and Law world for years and recently decided to do music more.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: All over the place at times.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jacob Banks or Andre 3000. Their delivery and vocals are unique to me. And I also can tell they feel the music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplicity goes a long way.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B Soul, Jazz and HipHop/Rap as of right now.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Knowing how and when to simplify.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally start with a groove then add stuff from there. Sometimes I start on Bass, other times, I may start with keys.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do pre-production in Logic or Studio One with live instrumentation. Couple of racks and keyboards. Live Drums. Bass guitars for any type of style.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dontae Winslow, Thundercat, George Clinton and P~Funk and the Greats of course. Music in General.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mainly production and bass guitar work in the studio and on stage.