This is the final episode created for Black Music Month, which is in June. This broadcast completes a trilogy of information about the business side of music as experienced by the professionals who are in the industry.
Peabo Bryson is unique in this category because, at the time of his interview, he has been a performer for 58 years.
His life story is fascinating. It also covers a variety of topics which include the exhilaration of being one of the most recognized R&B voices in the industry; to the absolute sorrow that came with experiencing a very public fight with the Internal Revenue Service. What you will learn, when you listen to him talk, is that his integrity and incredible singing talent allowed him to rebuild his career and that tangling with taxes made him a much more astute businessman.
Peabo is the father of a 5-year-old son and the survivor of a major health crisis. But he still is an incredible performer who still books sold-out shows. In fact, he's so confident in his ability that he croons a few bars from one of the first songs he ever wrote during the interview.
This podcast will help anyone listening understand why this particular musician is so adored by millions all over the world. It will also offer a window in the financial machinations that both elevate and twist the lives of musicians who entertain us.