I must be the luckiest Blogger in the world, I have landed an interview with Singer Ebony Evans, Ebony is so busy working on her new album and traveling yet she took out her valuable time to grant me an interview, the interview went extremely well and this is what Ebony had to say to her fans.
De De: How old were you when you first started singing?
Ebony: About 9 or 10 in church choirs, but didn’t pursue it until I was about 12 professionally.
De De: How did Star Search help your career?
Ebony: It helped me by allowing me opportunity’s to perform and open shows for major artist like SWV, Christopher Williams, Troop and other groups hot at the time, and gain stage presence and confidence. That allowed me to perform for the mayor of my home town at a young age, invited by to perform for the Atlanta Braves, and a few years later I was a feature soloist on a grammy nominated album with Georgia Mass Choir.
De De: Who inspired you in music?
Ebony :Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Patti Labelle, Teena Marie, just to name a few of my inspirations and blueprints.
De De: Ah! My cousin Aretha Franklin, that is so sweet of you. Did you write any songs on your upcoming album?
Ebony :Actually I do some writing, but thats not my thing. I love the challenge of interpreting a great song, and making it my own. Similiar to Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and many other inspirations in my life, never wrote their own songs, but they perfected the craft of interpretation. Thats my thing….but I am sure in the future I might pull out the pen and pad 🙂
De De: What can your fans look forward to?
Ebony: I do this all for the love, I went through years of recording deals that never went anywhere. So when I am record an album its about growth and bringing something to music that is lacking these days. Real content, real lyrics, real life stories, inspirational, and most importantly, real singing. I hope every album I do is an improvement towards my pursuit of excellence in my craft.
De De: Will you be touring? if so, where can your fans find your tour dates?
Ebony: Yes I will, we had some spring dates in Japan, but due to the terrible tragedy there, it of coursed has been delayed. I pray for each and everyone affected by that tragedy. Europe is a strong base for me, and its the primary focus this summer, with full band and 25 cities. Then of course I will continue to perform here in the states, working on some openings with some great artist I admire, so I look forward to that.
De De: Are you working on a music video?
Ebony: I actually just completed two treatments for my current album, “Just Because Of You” and a ballad “Silent Running”.
De De: Did you help produce your album?
Ebony: Oh no, I leave that to the experts, I love to be in there when they are creating at times, but thats it 🙂
De De: Ebony, I have one final question, What do you think about your Auntie De De? lol lol
Ebony: I think you are fabulous and its great to see a woman achieve her goals, writing screenplays, blogs, ect, you’re a ‘go’ getter, that’s what they world is missing today. Thanks for being a blueprint for women around the world to pursue their dreams.
De De: I want to thank you so much for being such a sweetheart to your fans and giving your fans an insight to your upcoming album. Ebony, You are an Angel. I look forward to your upcoming album, I will be the first on in line to purchase it because, You can sing! You have such a lovely voice. It’s wonderful to hear you’ll be bringing back that classic soul sound in music. Radio and The Billboard Charts is waiting for you.
I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my play niece Singer Ebony Evans, today April 9th is my sweet, loving, talented niece birthday. Ebony was this Cute little girl on “Star Search” and what a cutie pie! She is busy working on a new album and when I get more details from her I will let everyone know because, I want everyone to buy ALL of her albums and that way she will have to back in the studio to make another one lol.
Ebony love her fans and has never ever in her life ignored them and never will.