Back by popular demand! I had such a great time interviewing Sharon Wilbur, just had to share it once again! Some great tunes and a fun interview!
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sharon grew up with an interesting
mix of the music industry and farm life. Her dad, a traveling musician,
brought her out on stage with him since she was eight. Her mother, a
horse trainer, surrounded her with horses and farm animals since before
she could talk.
After getting married in 2006 and relocating to Jacksonville, she
began to pursue music full time — traveling to singing gigs on the
weekends and working for her musician father-in-law at Wilbur
Ministries. After her trip to Hollywood on Season 8 of American Idol,
her eyes were opened to the fun and excitement of TV, and it was love at
Sharon Wilbur is a talented, vibrant and passionate 20-something
ready to explode onto the music scene. The question isn't whether it's
good, upbeat, soulful or even catchy, because her music is definitely
all those things. The question is how to categorize it.
Elements of soul, rock, R&B and pop are woven into Messianic and
clearly Jewish lyrics. That is where the passion comes in, as she says
herself: "I truly believe that my entire life from birth until now has
been preparing me for 'such a time as this.' (Esther 4:14) I want to go
where God leads me, write what He speaks to me and sing what He teaches
me — that I may be used to bring hope to weary nations, and joy to those
who have only known sorrow."
Vocally she can hold her own with the likes of Natasha Bedingfield or
Jessica Simpson, but it's her heart that truly separates her. The five
songs on her debut demo, "You're My Heart," show with her spirit, vocal
talents, writing ability and an upbeat tempo that shows Sharon's passion
for Israel and God's sovereignty in our lives is paramount to joy and