Los Angeles, CA - January 8, 2018 -- Rod Clemmons is a talented producer who has been helping artists realize their full potential with his label Verdict Records. Now, it’s Rod’s turn to shine and let the world hear his unique musical stylings with his debut album release "What’s Up? It’s Me."
The contemporary R&B and neo-soul album displays how both Rod’s innate talent and the sophistication of the skills he’s developed in his producing career have combined to form his brand of musical harmony that is his trademark sound.
"What’s Up? It’s Me" was produced, arranged, mixed and engineered by Rod Clemmons at Verdict Studios in New York City. He also played drums, bass, and keyboards. The album features the work of celebrated guitarist Willie Brown Jr., as well as background vocalists Dan Kenneth, Cynthia Bell and Carmina Dai.
The full album "What’s Up? It’s Me" will be available on iTunes and other major music distributors on January 22nd. The lead single and standout track also titled "What’s Up? It’s Me" will be heard on radio stations across the US starting on January 22nd as well. The official music video is set to debut February 5th.
Clemmons, who has been blind since birth, has a special connection with music that he strives to share with his listeners. His ideology is, "Music That Speaks," and he aims to speak to each and every listener of his music. "I want to take you somewhere with my music, somewhere different each time you listen. I want to appeal to your heart, mind, and soul. I want my music to make you cry, laugh, clap hands, dance, and nod your head," says Rod. Clemmons has a full schedule of concerts scheduled for the year. The kick-off performance is March 22nd at Headliner’s Music Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Future concert dates will be announced on his Facebook page.
About Rod Clemmons
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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