Rod Clemmons, the Founder of Verdict Records, a talented musician, songwriter and producer from New York joins the eMusician Podcast Show to talk about his inspiration and release of new album, “What’s Up? It’s Me”!
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Rod Clemmons discuss the following:
- Tell us about your latest album, What’s Up? It’s Me — How’s it different from past albums?
- What inspired you to produce this project?
- What do you think the most important component is when creating new material?
- What do you enjoy most about being a performer/musician?
- When people listen to your music, what’s the one thing you’d like them to take from it?
Rod Clemmons is a multi-talented R&B and Neo Soul artist from New York. In addition to being a writer and performer, Rod is a producer and the founder of Verdict Records.
Totally blind since birth, Rod has developed a keen ear through years of training and practice. He started his musical training at the age of 4, studying classical piano. On a full scholarship, Rod attended the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington Indiana and later graduated with honors from I.U. Clemmons.
A fixture in Louisville, KY clubs as an R&B keyboard player and singer, Rod started to develop his signature sound that led him to start Verdict Records. As a producer, Rod has worked in diverse sounds such as contemporary Gospel, contemporary country, pop/rock, children’s music, and R&B. His debut album release, “What’s Up? It’s Me,” is Rod’s first album as an artist, and will be released in January 2018 on all major music platforms. The 11-track album featuring the stand out cover of James Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind,” is a display of Rod’s passion for music.
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