Monday, May 27, 2013


Terry Townsend's CD RELEASE/LISTENING PARTY--May 26, 2013

(Huntsville, AL.)--Great Event!  Huge success!  Wow, what a blast. I got such a kick out of watching Terry Townsend, a soft spoken, humble man come out of his shell last night during his official CD Release and Listening Party for his brand new project entitled ‘A Mutual Love Affair!’  

For months I've been telling you about this forthcoming project. Last night, after much anticipation  Townsend performed the title track and two other songs from his previous CD, "The Blessed Project" before a standing room only crowd.  He looked and sounded like a million bucks dressed in a bright red jacket that instantly cued everyone in on who was the "real star" in the room.  

It was my first time seeing this "regular guy" tap into his "super-star" alter ego. For months we worked together, side-by-side promoting and campaigning support for the release of this new project. After all that time, it finally hit me I had never heard Terry Townsend 'hum"or sing a single note.

Last night he stepped up to the microphone and literally blew everyone away in the room, including his music producer and friend Kelvin Wooten of "Django Unchained" fame.  "I almost forgot how passionate Terry is about his music and honestly it's been about seven years since I've seen him sing before we started rehearsals for tonight almost three weeks ago." Nice endorsement from the Alabama based musician whose ‘star power’ is "rising" in Hollywood. 

Kelvin Wooten is a Grammy-nominated producer who earned fame in Tinseltown with "Freedom," a single on The Django Unchained movie soundtrack. "Freedom," recorded in Athens is a duet performed by R&B mega-star and Grammy Award winning singer Anthony Hamilton and newcomer Elayna Boynton.

Much like Hamilton, Townsend’s roots are grounded in gospel music. In the early years he performed in several different quartets and worked as a background singer on projects connected to everyone from Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige, Patty Austin and Michael McDonald. 

Over the years those performances took a back seat to him simply being a businessman, a loving husband, father and grandfather. Today, there has clearly been an "awakening" for this humble electrician because he looked comfortable and right at home as he took ‘center stage!’

After 13 years Townsend is writing a new chapter in his rich history with gospel music. The success of his sophomore project is based on the right combination of talent and growth vocally. 'A Mutual Love Affair' is a rich, sultry duet performed by Alexandria Thomas and co-written by Canita Rogers.  The title track has a tremendous amount of crossover appeal and is already getting airplay on jazz and R&B radio stations in the U.S. and the UK.  ‘Whatsoever’ is an up-tempo single on the album that is also sure to be a hit with music fans.

It was especially rewarding to see the support Townsend received from other independent rising stars. Daniel Beard, Kenn Orr and Shekina N Glory were just a few of the industry insiders packed into the intimate setting at The Reserve at Research Park Club House.  

The clubhouse which is a breath taking glass-donned building showcased right in the center of this exclusive complex was a beautiful backdrop for the performances of other specially invited guests; including Comedienne Joy who served as emcee, Spoken Word artist Kimeko Farrar, Jazz Saxophonist Dr. Reginald Jackson a Ameia Davis, a 15 year old praise dancer who performed as Townsend sang "Shadow of the Cross" from his first CD, "The Blessed Project!"

I simply can't wait to see the 'memorable moments' captured by featured photographer Richie Carter of Richie Carter Photography.  Carter made certain everyone was "red carpet ready" as they entered the building.

Townsend's longtime friend and colleague Minister Fred Whitlow, of the "NO MORE DIRTY," a local cable public affairs television show has also cheered Terry Townsend on for months leading up to last night's command performance.

After 4 months of hanging out, posting, blogging, twitting, following and "LIKING" Townsend's social media campaign--I have no doubt he will have much success with "A Mutual Love Affair."  It is a BLESSED PROJECT, indeed!  Hats off to you buddy!

GO GRAB A COPY OF TERRY TOWNSEND'S "A MUTUAL LOVE AFFAIR" from his official website Terry Townsend Music, you will be glad you did.

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