Quamon Fowler: His Life and Faith
QF: No, I met him in a bookstore, a regular Borders. This was years ago. But we were drawn to each other. I ended up recording on his CD and he recorded on mine. We have the same things in common. So everything I'm talking about, if you talked with him, you be talking about the same stuff.
AAJ: What are some of your plans?
QF: I want to give clinics, workshops and master classes, both in music venues and in churches and go to conferences. And we'll be talking about the same stuff, training up musicians in music and in the Bible.
AAJ: What about if it's not a religious venue?
QF: I deal with music and communication and what the goal is: working together and being in agreement with each other, not being selfish and into yourselves, but into what everyone else is doing so the overall goal is met when the product goes across to the audience.
I don't have any problems just dealing with music because I can do that as well as talk about the spiritual side. But it's all me anyway. It's going to come out through me talking. When Jesus would speak to the disciples or the different people, he would use stories that they could understand based on everyday life. But the overall meaning of the story had like a spiritual connotation or spiritual significance.
So I can talk about faith and talk about God without mentioning his name. And I can talk about music real in depth without even saying anything about faith or God. Because it's me and it's in my heart. God has a way of getting the glory anyway. That's an awesome thing. Because we're people. We're human beings, just like everyone else. We're not super. We experience the same thing, just in a different environment. I understand how to be practical and talk with people on an earthly basis.
AAJ: This has been a wonderful conversation today. We can picture you holding your horn up and saying all these things we talked about. Thank you so much.
QF: It's going to happen. Thank you so much.
AAJ: We admire you standing up for your thoughts and your beliefs.
QF: You have to in a time like this.
AAJ: Guess you're right. We'll have to talk more about that.
QF: [Laughs easily] This could turn into a book.
AAJ: Well, goodbye for now.
Visit Quamon Fowler on the web.
Quamon Fowler, The Vision (Independent, 2005)
Arlington Jones, Move the Heart ( Zamaria Musick Company, 2005)
Roland Guerin, Groove, Swing & Harmony (Mambo Maniacs Records, 2005)
Quamon Fowler, Making Provisions for the Vision (Independent, 2004)
Darryl Reeves, Diary of a Bandstand (Continuum Music, 2004)
Quamon Fowler, Introducing Quamon Fowler (Independent, 2001)
Arlington Jones, The Author & The Sourcet ( Zamaria Musick Company, 2001)
Lumark Gulley, Printilla (Continuum, 2001)