Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sharon Wilbur Interview (Repeat)

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 first sight!

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 peace.

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