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Daily Inspiration: Meet Kenny Tomlin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kenny Tomlin.

Hi Kenny, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started in St Louis, Mo, on Labadie and Cora, where I grew up with my siblings. I heard a band playing at my church up the street; this was my first time seeing a live band play. That’s when I decided to stop pursuing my dream of playing for the Cardinals and change my dream to music. My brother’s friend Spudnik Eugene Taylor took me under his wing and taught me everything I needed to know about playing bass, which led me to become a professional bass player. From that point on, doors began to open. I started performing in a well-known St Louis band called Quietfire. We had a song on the radio called Raindrops. Soon afterward, the keyboard player Kevin Wafford and I moved to LA to pursue our music career after meeting the band Switch. I’ve played with a few very well-known artists throughout the years. Now I am venturing out and focusing on my music. I focus on putting out good positive music that will make a difference in people’s lives. I started my label, Ken Ken Music Enterprise, and my motto is Real Music for Change. I’m so grateful my music is playing worldwide.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
Not really. There have been financial struggles, working with musicians who couldn’t commit to a project that would share equally. Spending time with the wrong people was a hindrance at times. And sometimes, being involved in the party environment was not always the best way to get where you wanted to be in the music industry.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an indie recording artist, singer, songwriter, bass player, and producer. I specialize in R&B and Gospel music, and my future projects will include other genres of music. I’m very well known for playing bass and singing. What sets me apart from others is whether I’m writing R&B or Gospel; all of my songs have a positive message. For the past few years, I have been releasing my music worldwide. I am most proud of being close to God.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
Time goes by fast, so it’s best to learn how to walk away from people and business ventures that do not work to God’s advantage because if you don’t contribute to making the world a better place, you are on the wrong track.

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