Chapter 2 / Various
Music so refreshing you can taste it, so soulful it will bring joy to the soul, so powerful it will make your heart sing! This is the sound and the power behind Powerklutch Production Recordings! This is music that will inspire your very being! Life, Love and God (Chapter Two) continues where Chapter One left off, putting the SOUL back in soul music! Recommended for listeners of Soul, Jazz and Gospel music, this CD is takes you on a musical journey one can only imagine! One Songwriter, Eight Producers and Ten groups bring you a joyful sound that will make you glad to be alive! Songwriter K.T. Simpson paints lyrics and music from a background of trials and tribulations and yet manages to infuse each song with a sense of hope and inspiration! The songs are written on a higher ground where each one opens your heart and mind and lifts you to a level of encouragement that hasn't been felt in music for decades! Most of the songs do more than just state social problems; they actually offer solutions! The wonderful excitement of each song infuses you with a sense of pride and purpose. You would think K.T. was there to witness your life story before he wrote the song! The disc has been wonderfully crafted with some of the most gifted musicians you have yet to hear of! But one of the most explosive and enlightening highlights is the unparalleled chemistry between K.T. and his daughter Icy. This is immediately evident by the first smash single and video "You Can Make It"! This song nails home the kinds of messages not heard since the Staple Singers. The must see video (which can be seen on YouTube, Google and MySpace) inspires you with an obviously wonderful father and daughter relationship the likes of which are not seen in the music industry! Between K.T.'s smooth and soulful vocals and the amazingly soaring octaves of Icy, this one is sure to become a stellar smash hit! Icy's vocals are so heavenly she is sure to become a household and revered name in music! Her performance on the full-length version (available only on the full-length CD) of "Just Want To Be Me" is phenomenal to say the least. This is a song her father wrote just for her reminiscing of the joy of raising her...this jam is truly amazing! The young diva's vocals are also prominently featured in other songs on the same disc. Her divine vocals shine in the jazz funk workout called "Life" and her background vocals in "Come Back" (To Where You Started From) have been called surreally beautiful! This is not to take away from the guest artists on each song. Each musician seems to be hand picked for the song and it gives the CD a great variety of sounds and styles. K.T. makes use of a process that makes the disc sound like a compilation of the best in just about every genre of music! K.T. was raised on the sounds of Motown, Stax and Blue Note. He grew up hearing the sounds of Cannonball Adderly and Grover Washington Jr. blaring from his father's stereo while his stepmother owned and played every James Brown 45 ever made! After leaving home he would be touched the most by the music and messages of the Spinners which would lead him to the music of the Stylistics and Temptations as well as The Delfonics, The Natural Four, Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield. Later he would become a skilled and well renowned DJ and turntablist making his own remixes of some of the funkiest Old School Classics from the 70's and 80's! To this day people still talk about some of the mixed tapes he was making before the term mixed tapes were coined! (And we mean it literally...tapes)! Then one day his whole world was turned upside down! According to K.T. he was crushed and it became the worst and best thing that ever happened to him. The struggle in his soul was so great it would eventually lead him to a personal relationship with God! It was such a dramatic change that it would remove the scales from his eyes as he realized he was not supposed to be playing music from other artists, but was supposed to be writing it himself! Now he dives headlong with enthusiasm into his purpose and uses his God given gift. K.T. writes music to inspire and encourage those in need of inspiration, hence the international appeal. This is the music people are looking for in this day and age. Music for the heart, mind and SOUL! Powerklutch Production Recordings is the recipient of three M.E.M.A.'s (Midwest Entertainment Music Association Awards) was previously nominated for two Omaha Entertainment Awards in both Gospel and R&B/Funk. PPR was most recently mentioned in the revered Neo-Soul publication known as The Orange Soul Sheet and has been mentioned in a Top Ten list in Rolling Stone Magazine! PPR has opened for such artists as Virtue, Angela Spivey, Marion Meadows and other Soul, Jazz and Blues artists. The soulful father and daughter duo K.T. and Icy performs all songs at various blues, jazz and gospel venues and their combined outreach has included performances at various schools, colleges and even hospitals. Audience members have called the concerts joyful, invigorating, encouraging and phenomenal. One listen and you'll know Powerklutch Production Recordings is truly putting the SOUL back in soul music! Hear the SOUL...Feel the POWER from K.T. and Powerklutch Production Recordings!