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It’s been over 40 plus years since Charlie Pride broke on to the scene,
Where have all the young Black Country Singers Gone?
Enter …Jevon Rudder, with his own Fresh new take on Country,…
There are many good country singers, and many good country songs, but what Jevon brings is the embodiment of a performer, entertainer, singer, songwriter, rolled into one. Few can match what he brings to a stage. Known on the local Toronto circuit as a bit of a “hell raiser”. His songs are inspirational, truthful, and painful all at the same time. His style is a blend of country, pop, rock but with an obvious 'Northern Touch'.
Born and raised in multicultural Toronto, it took Jevon a bit of time to find his Country calling “growing up in Scarborough, you just didn’t hear much country … I never really had an opportunity to find out whether it was for me or not”. Jevon has always been either the drummer or the guitar player in a band. Co-writing for the group and sharing the limelight. After a few bad breakup’s, he decided it was time to go solo, and sing the stuff that was really important to him. He has been on a roll ever since. When his album finally drops later this year, everyone will know his name.
Traditionally known for is soulful rock ballads, Jevon has finally made the move to country. “I have always loved Country, but just never thought a young Black man from Toronto would be taken seriously in the field.” Jevon would love to bring Country back to a black audience. And with his powerful vocals, insightful lyrics, and smooth style, he is the closest thing to an “inclusionary” voice that we have heard in a very long time. A voice destined to Rock the New Country Charts, for a very long time.
Jevon’s lyrics are always about his life, relationships, and generally what’s going on in his life at the time. "Calling it Love,….isn’t it funny what we all go through…for a little slap and tickle" says Jevon with a wry smile. The new album (Entitled The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky) is a collection of thoughts and emotions based on a variety of relationships… the good, the bad and the sometimes lucky. The lyrics are designed to provoke, and makes us reflect and wonder about our own inner feelings & motivations for doing what we do.