Listen to your Braveheart. An interview with Ramon Jackson the artist.

It's been 4 years since Ramon Jackson moved to New York City by way of his Indianapolis and Dallas roots. In those 4 years he's been able to release a debut album, become an artist in residence at the Legendary Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar, perform for sold out crowds in not only NYC but also in London, Paris, Dublin and various major cities around the United states. We caught up with Ramon to see what he's currently working on and to get some insight on what drives him to work so much in such a short amount of time.

Congratulations on all of your success so far. What is the major driving force for your career?
Thank you so much. My major driving force...... do you want the long version of the short version? (Laughter) 

The short version is I moved from Dallas to Indianapolis to take care of my mom who had fallen I'll. One night i was going out to sing and she wanted me to stay but i insisted on going out. Before I left she told me I would be an international singer. That I was the child she knew would travel the world and inspire others. The next morning she was no longer with us. I work hard to live up to her expectations. Nobody knows you better than your mom.

Wow! that's a touching story. Besides your mom who are your major influences?
I would definitely say I'm a product of Motown. Growing up in the 80s you couldn't help but to be influenced by so many foundational artists from the Motown label. Artists like Ashford and Simpson who wrote some of the greatest songs in soul/R&B, Stevie Wonder. I also love newer artists like John Legend and Ed Sheeran. Both of them are great writers who have an incredible work ethic.

Your album "The First Time" had a few songs in syndication in a few countries. What are you working on now and how do you plan on exceeding your first project's success?
I'm incredibly grateful for all the love I've been shown so far. "The First Time" definitely did better than I expected given it was my first project and I had no idea what I was doing. Now I'm working with two incredible producers out of Philly who are helping me create a project that gas the ability to far exceed my previous record. The tracks we've completed so far are my best work yet. I'm excited to introduce a new sound to my repitior and to my fan base so be on the look out.

Is there anything you'd like to add to this interview?
Always listen to your Braveheart. That means follow your gifts and passion. It's in that sweet spot or intersection of operating in your gifts and passions that you inspire those around you to be the very best version of themselves.

Though he was featured in recently released Lifoti's January/February 2020 issue 11, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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