“Billy Joel was one of my earliest influences... With my cover, I wanted to capture that 60’s Motown sound and send Billy straight to Hitsville USA!" - Paul Loren
"Everybody in the business or a musician worth a damn knows who Steve Cropper is and knows his history."
Like the blues, The Reverend Shawn Amos’ sound has evolved over time. Key points in his life have triggered changes in his style, his music, and his outlook on the world.
"I believe that the lineup we have this year is probably one of the strongest, if not the best, that we’ve ever produced in our past 24 years."
Listening to 'Are YOU One of Jay’s Kids?' only serves to confirm the spell that Hawkins could cast over his audience.
"Well man, I spent over half my life in the streets of Chicago. So, I’ve seen plenty of blues, and I’ve had plenty of blues."
If you're a lover of blues, soul, Gospel, or simply socially conscious, you're gonna want 'The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down.'