Heart2Heart: Gospel/Jazz Prodigy Doobie Powell Exposes Dark Secrets About His Painful Past + Announces 2013 CD Release ‘Peculiar’
Via: Blazon Soul Entertainment
We’re reminded often by loved ones to cherish each day, because you never know if it will be your last. Gospel singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Doobie Powell doesn’t need to be reminded. The God-given talent he’s had from the young age of 2, the reverence he gets from his musical peers, the enormous attention he gets on YouTube, would have one expect to meet a man who walks around proudly, focused on the glitter of fortune and fame. Yet, Doobie Powell is a man who refuses to compromise his innovative musical formulas and spiritual values, or waste the precious anointing and moments of life the Lord has given him.
Doobie’s tenacity to remain true to God’s gift is rooted in more than 14 years of blood, sweat, tears, and an incredible testimony. After the sudden and tragic death of his first wife due to complications from an unknown chemical imbalance and mal-prescribed drug interactions at the age of 21, Doobie was left a single father drowning in a pit of grief, his creative passion hitting an all-time low. By the grace of God, and through the loving nudge of his mother who told him to “keep it moving”, God resurrected Doobie’s passion for music, and restored to him a full and beautiful new family in his wife, singer Denise Powell, and his five children. Doobie’s determination and humility is born from the assurance that God has kept him for his Glory, and the sole purpose of using his unique gift to win souls.
Doobie wants people to know that “it’s ok to be who God has put in you to be. You just have to work hard at finding what that is, and don’t settle for the easy way out; like grabbing on to musical fads or settling for second best in life. What God has for you is greater then what you’re settling for!” With such an incredible and unique musical anointing, it’s only fitting that he would title his upcoming 2013 album, “Peculiar”.
Doobie’s sixth studio album, set to release mid-2013 from his label Chip Off The Block Productions, promises to be his most enthralling and surprising yet, with rumored Grammy winning featured artists, worldwide tour dates, and official music videos. Powell’s previous forays include work with gospel artists such as Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters, Tonex, Tye Tribbett, Kelly Price, Tramaine Hawkins and John P. Kee. Past albums include the “Gemini Mixtape“, “The Time Is Now“, “4 Zoe“,”Can’t be Stopped“, “For the Love of It All“, and “The Offspring“.