For this week’s beat, I must take the time out to introduce you all to R&B/Soul Artist Morgan Bosman. From St. Louis to Nashville, Morgan Bosman carries her jazz and soul background to every performance. In 2014, she won Nashville’s Hard Rock Battle of the Bands. Within that same year, she was featured on the American Songwriter’s Magazine website, a magazine that’s been dedicated to music and songwriting since 1984. Since then, she’s been featured in a number of local publications and received a nomination for Best Female R&B/Soul Artist at the Nashville Industry Music Awards.
Being the product of musicians and singers, Bosman’s been surrounded by music and instruments her entire life. Currently, you can find Bosman sharing her love for both in live performances or during jam sessions on her YouTube channel. Her respect for each instruments’ individual sound is heard in her tracks. Her tracks are playful, raw and relatable to any listening ear. However, she’s serious about social issues affecting our nation.
When asked about her response to recent media coverage on the gun violence issue in St. Louis, the St. Louis native shared what she feels need to happen.
“I think there needs to be a conversation between the community and community leaders. For any progress we need to be willing to have these conversations and be open to hearing each other. There tends to be too many who close their ears to these conversations because the issue doesn't affect them directly,” stated Morgan Bosman. “That particularly becomes a problem when it's the community leaders who choose not to engage in these conversations. I think a good start is continuing to have open dialogue about gun violence and what we can all do as a community moving forward.”
Artistically, she plans to use her music to bring awareness to social issues and spread love.
“I write a lot of songs about love, not just romantic love, but true love. The kind of love this world needs because if we all spoke and acted out of love towards ourselves and each other, so much positive change would happen,” said Morgan Bosman.
If you would like to hear more from R&B/Soul Artist Morgan Bosman, she is featured in our first TruTalks episode of the season. Our podcast is available on iTunes, Spreaker and YouTube. Be sure to follow or subscribe to one of the three outlets to stay up-to-date about monthly TruTalks episode releases.
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Morgan Bosman’s Information:
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/MorganBosmanMusic
Urban Threads Information:
This world confuses me. For years, I’ve seen my interest in celebrity news decline. Not to say that they are all the same but one thing they certainly have in common is wealth. While the rest of the world is caught up in political debates with their neighbors, celebrities manage to stay clear of our daily struggles. I used to think it was more to life than money, considering how simple the country songs I’d listened to as a child made life out to be. I used to think all I needed was a good time and a great tune to complement the evening and the rest world take care of itself. Now, not so much. You have to have money to be fully respected. I’ve learned the “American Pie” Don McLean sung about in the 70's is still prevalent today. It’s not a black and white world. A grey area does exist but it’s up to us to embrace it, kind of how we do celebrities.
Imagine if everyone you knew were celebrities for one day. How much would your tone change in an argument with your brother if he was Keith Urban? How welcoming would you be if your uncle was Dwayne Johnson? How helpful would you be to your neighbor if she was Ellen DeGeneres or Diana Ross? What if Kevin Hart was your mailman and Shaquille O’Neal was a police officer in your town? How much more respect would you show these “icons,” whom you’ve known for one day, than you do your neighbor, friend or spouse, who you’ve known longer? After all, they are just people.
Why can’t we be just as excited, open and welcoming to our neighbors? If we treated everyone we knew like a celebrity, life would be more enriching. We would not have these petty debates about income, race, and sexual orientations. If everyone supported local businesses and artists like they do celebrities, local businesses and artists would be at stardom level. They are only as successful as their competitors when we invest in them. Meaning, we can’t make our local economy strong without purchasing and spreading good words about them. Image if everyone purchased local artist’ EPs on iTunes and followed them on social media. It wouldn’t take as long for them to book solid gigs and land a spot on a retail store’s shelf.
If people listened to the outcries of those oppressed in different races the way that they anticipate hearing a celebrity’s opinion about racial disparities and ethical issues, we’d have less confrontation and more unity. Unity starts at home, in neighborhoods, not social media or virtual means. Media should be used to spread a message to the masses. However, the message should never be hate. If we learn to change our mindsets first, our actions will follow. You’d be surprised the impact you can have with simply supporting.
I hope this post feeds souls as we begin this new week. Keep your mind and heart open to all at all times.
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