Biography: Recording artist RIC REDD has made significant progress in his music career reaching great heights while doing music. Born in Durant, Mississippi and raised in Chicago, this amazing saxophone player and songwriter started making music when he realized that music is the soul food that gives him the greatest joy.
That’s when he shed the golden shackles started recording! He is known for always following his heart and pursuing bright dreams. Now the path is clear and music can help. Set upon reviving his music career, he is making a name for himself.
Have you always been interested in music? What is your story
and how did you start making music? I’ve always loved music. From band and orchestra in high school and college to small combos in the early ’70s. I love all genres from Rock to Bach!!!
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look
forward to? The last several years were spent creating my music library and honing my craft.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? Use my GOD given ability to create music that touches the hearts and minds of many.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far? Navigating the new paradigm of music marketing and promotion. It’s a lot more dynamic and complex now.
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in
your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical
songwriting process? I will typically match a beat to a melody on my DAW then develop it from there.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business? The internet has a huge impact on the music. Songs are no longer tied to record sales but the number of “views” or likes you can command from and audience.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist? Horace Silver, Miles Davis, Frankie Beverly, MEUTE…
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music? I got into computer operations between bands to feed the family. That turned into a career in IT which I refer to as “golden handcuffs”. We all ate good but I wasn’t doing music.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow
in your footsteps? Don’t forget your dreams.
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be? I would make it easier for young talent to be heard.
How do you feel about originality? I’m a big fan of originality! To that end, in a perfect world I create my own genre!
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something
that you would like to add? Music is a labor of love. It takes patience and perseverance to reach your goals.
Links to where your music can be purchased