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Pulse of Entertainment: David Billingsley Honors ‘Hymns from Grandma's Living Room' with Debut CD Release
Dr. Eunice Moseley
(May 26, 2020) - "I want to bring people back to the roots," said soulful vocalist David Billingsley about the reason for recording
his recent debut album release titled, "Hymns from Grandma's Living Room" (Devine Jamz). "...Back to Gospel
hymns and how we do it."
Billingsley was a child prodigy
from Wisconsin playing proficiently the piano, organ, drums and tambourine by age six. By age 11 he was a professional musician.
He credits performing in his grandmother's living room as where he crafted his extraordinary talents.
the (title) song at my grandmother's funeral. I learned its not about you as an artist, it's about what the people are in
need of," Billingsley pointed out about the titled song and lead single "Hymns from Grandma's Living Room."
So with this song he wrote for his grandmother David Billingsley constructed his debut project. A project he hopes
will evoke for listeners their life-changing moments that started in the church and ended in grandma's living room after church.
"I actually did it all at once," he said of the recording process.
David went on to attend college
in Minnesota and while there be played professionally for Grammy winning Sounds of Blackness. He went on to play keyboards
and sing background vocals for Stokley and the Vu as they tour around the world. In 2017 he launched the David Billingsley
School of Music and Arts for grades K-12. His school was geared towards kids who lacked access to high quality music and arts
education in Minnesota.
"I was the only black kid...in class and did not know it was racial, about money.
That access changed my life," David explained about why he launched his school for children who did not have the access
to quality schooling in the arts as he did. "He (God) put this in me at a young age....by age 14 I knew I was going to
start a school because of this. We received over 100 kids the first day. The second year we had a studio...so we mastered
He said each student leaves his school with a mastered album. Today the David Billingsley School
of Music & Arts is partnering with local schools in Minnesota where he continues to education kids that have no quality
access to music and the arts with a quality education. www.BillingsleyMusic.com