The Answers Tour
Friday, May 05, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Higher Ground Ballroom
South Burlington, VT
$20 advance | $25 day of show | VIP*
This event is all ages
Every ticket purchased online includes one (1) digital copy of SoMo’s new album, “The Answers”, to be released March 17, 2017. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your digital album, once it becomes available. Offer must be redeemed by July 17, 2017. US/Canadian residents only. One digital album per online ticket.http://www.highergroundmusic.com/event/1438173/
"I was way too young to be in a bar," he laughs.
However, his life took a bit of a detour away from music for quite some time. It certainly loomed in the background, but he had other things on his mind.
"My dad was in a jazz rock band called Duck Soup, and he wasn't always there," admits SoMo. "Because of the lifestyle, I just wanted to grow up, be normal, and have a family. My mom really raised my brother and me. I didn't fight music, but I didn't necessarily embrace it either. I wanted to do my own thing."
Throughout high school in Denison, TX, that's precisely what he did. He played football and hung out with friends, distancing himself from the proverbial "stage" as much as possible. However, in 2009, music called to him in the strangest and most serendipitous way. Receiving a piano from his mom for Christmas, he taught himself how to play by ear and recorded a cover of Chris Brown's "Crawl".
Uploading the performance to YouTube, it soon went viral. With his brother John's encouragement, he teamed up with producer and engineer Cody Tarpley and continued to cut covers periodically over the next year. Prior to the release of Drake's "Take Care" in 2011, he recorded a medley of the entire album and dropped it on the album's release day. That medley would go on to garner over 4 million views, and it started to solidify the SoMo phenomenon.
Ultimately though, it's his intimate, infectious, and irresistible music that's going to make everyone remember that name. "When I sing, I really mean it," he leaves off. "If I'm singing about a woman in the studio, I sing into the mic like it's her ear. If I'm singing about something sad or happy, I'll put myself in that mood. My music is driven by emotion from the inside. My motto is, "If it sounds good, people will listen."
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403