Omar Coleman - Born & Raised


Om maar gelijk met de deur in huis te vallen , wat een geweldig blues album heeft Omar Coleman gemaakt met Born & Raised.

Met zijn voortreffelijke stem heeft de blueszanger zichzelf op zijn derde album overtroffen. Omar Coleman heeft van de viertien nummers op het album er twaalf zelf geschreven of eraan meegeschreven. Dit zegt veel over het talent van de zanger. Dat Omar een fan is van de muziek Bobby Rush, Al Green, Muddy Waters , OV Wright en Junior Wells is goed terug te horen. 

Omar Coleman laat zich met prima muzikanten omringen en ook dit draagt natuurlijk bij aan de constante hoge kwaliteit.

Met Born & Raised heeft Omar Coleman op zeker een blues album voor de jaarlijstjes gemaakt. Wat mij betreft zien we Omar Coleman en zijn mannen snel op de Europese podia.




Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

My musical influences are Junior Wells, Sugar Blue & Bobbie Rush. I also draw a lot of inspiration from gospel music. People in church sing with a ton of emotion and you can hear that in their voice. My non-musical influence is my father. He is strong man & he raised my brother and I well. He is a great role model. 

What's the first song you ever remember hearing?

Little Milton - Blue Bird

What inspires you to do what you do?

My sons. I have twin 15 year old boys. I hope someday they understand how happy being a performer makes me and that it's important that they do something in life that is going to make them happy. Life is too short to spend it doing something that doesn't bring joy to your life.

 How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

I play through them. When you're the artist you notice every little thing that goes wrong on stage. The key is not to let the audience know a mistake has been made. 

Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally? 

Sam Cooke - Change is Going to Come

How would you describe your perfect day?

The perfect day for me is time spent with my family & girlfriend. As you get older you really value your family time. 

Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?

I really don't get nervous. We're all human beings at the end of the day. While some people have more notoriety, when I meet a famous person I try to listen to them and learn from their experiences.

What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?

Dirty Loops - Where's the Beat

If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that be?

Somewhere fishing 

Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?

Music Festivals. I love the atmosphere, many artists perform which draws a larger crowd and you have the opportunity to meet and talk to a lot of different people. 

Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?

Living in the country with a little farm.

What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

I've traveled to Brazil, Norway, Chile, Spain, France & Croatia to perform, just to name a few places. 

Just for fun…………. Please fill in the blanks,

Without music I would be - Lost. I absolutely love music and performing.  

I write the songs because - Life is  a song and it's easy to draw inspiration from.

Music is - Like the air I breathe. Without it I would feel lost.