Feb 3, 2017
In the mid 1990’s, I was a live television director and Shaun Booker was singing for two of the most serious working bands in Columbus, Ohio. When I heard her, I knew I was listening to a local gem with attitude. From that first collaborative live broadcast we developed a bond and a special working relationship. I have proudly watched, and listened, as she has become an international artist and vocal ambassador for this Columbus artistic community. She’s right, she is the blues. A combination of struggle, perseverance and confidence rides on top of her voice. Her interpretation of the blues demands attention. The only thing missing was deeper insight to her personal influences. I could not have a better start for Moving Music than with her. Shaun chose the 1976 movie “A Star is Born” specifically for the emotional connection she had to it in the 70’s and even now. It is a story that she has, in many ways, lived and certain aspects of the movie parallel her own experiences. You, the listener, are about to be in the room as she dives deep within herself to deliver further understanding.