|Eddie Watkins, Jr.
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Web site: http://www.eddiewatkinsjr.com
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“My music is an expression of all the experiences of my life.” Growing up in the ghettos of Detroit, playing bass on recordings with the Temptations and Marvin Gaye at 17, being “brought up” by the Motown Greats, becoming a studio musician, making lots of money, moving to LA with Motown, substance abuse and recovery; led to a spiritual search.
When he became involved in Religious Science in 1997 songs woke him up, pouring out of him. His first CD was conceived, recorded, produced and selling in six months. Eddie’s second CD “We Come Together” was released in June of 08. The third CD “And So It Is” was released in June 09. The 4th CD “When You Believe” was released in June of 2012.
Eddie served three years as the Music Director at Center for Spiritual Living in Las Vegas and 3 years as the Director of Music Ministries at Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle.
Eddie has recorded with: Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Santana, Cher, Diana Ross, Herbie Hancock, Pattie Labelle, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Frampton, Gato Barbieri, The Temptations, Phyllis Hyman, Norman Conners, Thelma Houston, Nancy Wilson, and the list goes on and on.
“I know what my life purpose is, to share this music with the world.”