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DRIVEN

N .Wilkesboro, NC [Gospel, Jazz, Easy Listening]

 
 
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DRIVEN
It all began two years ago, when bassist James Parks and keyboard artist Curtis Parks were jamming in James’ studio. These two decided to take their show on the road and called themselves 20/40 which alluded to their ages at the time. After adding drummer Devin Linebarger , the group transformed into Driven. James Parks began his music career in gospel, having shared the stage with such powerhouse groups as The Canton Spirituals and The Gospel Keynotes. He has toured with these and other bands and got his start with a group of family members called the Disciples for Christ where he played bass and sang first tenor. Curtis Parks began wailing away on his mother’s old upright piano at the age of 7. Shortly afterwards, he began playing in the church and a keyboard genius was born. He describes his playing as classical jazz having an affair with hip-hop, and was influenced by all the old-school hip-hop and jazz and funk records. Rounding out the group is percussionist Devin Linebarger who began playing the drums years ago, learning his chops in the church choir he brings a youthful, in the pocket, presence to the group. After the first jam session with this band, lightning struck and the spark was there for a potentially great fusion of many different styles of music, each member brings a flavor or color of style to the band : Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Rock, Pop this may be sometimes hard to tame but it tends to have a dynamic that is contagious, and sometimes “Off The Chain” as James puts it. The band has worked as a studio band for recording a gospel artist and is currently recording their first album of primarily original material. The Band Name “Driven” means determined and dedicated, which we believe is what describes us best! And we are glad to add one of the best guitar players i've heard in a long time you'er a God sent RON THE MAN ARTIS!!!!!!! ENJOY!!!!!![i]
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PhatPhut
PhatPhut says:
{ 09-29-2012 02:22 }
Truly nice brothers. Blessings on your music and journey this sice of heaven. Peace \"Stevie Bleu was in ya building man\"
willie harp09getting da
{ 07-11-2011 03:46 }
love your grooves guy's...it's skintight...!! high 5555555!!!! love to sit in on a gig with you guy's...stay tight..
Michael Anthony
{ 10-18-2009 07:22 }
I just want to say this, You guys, Motown Moe and Steve, hey you have brought the spark back in my wife and I relationship jusat sitting back listening to all of chill with some Manaschevas,LOL all 55555 keep doing it....
Gayla James
{ 07-18-2009 19:26 }
Love your music! Its so soothing. I love music that takes you to another place. God bless! Give you a 5.
GOODBOY/ Mndbp.ListenHear
{ 06-13-2009 13:51 }
wat up fam jus coming through to check u out keep doing ya thang and when u get a chance come check me out
jeff davis
{ 04-08-2009 01:23 }
thank you. you guys are very good and tight 55555555 allday.
ceereid productions
{ 04-07-2009 14:46 }
WOW!!!THANKS FOR THE 5,BUT I AM HUMBLED IN YOUR PRESENCE!!!YOU GUYZ ARE INCREDIBLE!!1I LOVE IT,5555555..WISH I COULD GIVE MORE..GOD BLESS ceereid
Pytaro
Pytaro says:
{ 04-03-2009 12:48 }
Excellent music, feel and guitar, 5 from me I love your music! Come and visit. Cheers from Montreal
Motown Moe
{ 03-05-2009 11:12 }
Wow you guys are very smooth, this is my kind of music...I truly enjoy it when I come across a sound that I can really feel...definitely a(5)...Peace. MM
Realms
Realms says:
{ 03-05-2009 10:46 }
Great work...guys...give u a 5...check out our stuff 2....we got some christian rock also
Ron Ouellette
{ 03-04-2009 12:29 }
Excellent melodic compositions well performed 5 from me.
Gina G.
Gina G. says:
{ 03-02-2009 17:03 }
Great music and sound,smooth,loved it ,5s and a vote#30.Hope you can check out my page.God Bless Gina G
Andrew Hindu MCcarthy
{ 03-02-2009 07:19 }
nice a hi 555555 for u from ireland c.o.m. music on my page and hit me back my friend
SYM
SYM says:
{ 12-28-2008 13:12 }
Thanks for the love. Im already a jazz person so how could i not love your music. you nailed the genre man. 55555555s comin your way. I got some new tracks u can check me out now.
Huhu
Huhu says:
{ 09-12-2008 14:36 }
love your music it has nice vocals and ur music is tight keep doin ur thing man u will make it all the way Holla at us 2 homie when u get a chance alight much love.
whip
whip says:
{ 02-09-2008 22:30 }
thnks for the support, great stuff ,returning the love ...whip
MaddBeat
MaddBeat says:
{ 02-06-2008 17:19 }
mb gives u a 5 check us out
Rob Reid Recordings
{ 11-16-2007 15:53 }
Yes i think bliss re edit cool send me a sound bite your name you listen to wrdfm.com ? and the track as i would not play without perm rob reid
Backflash
Backflash says:
{ 11-14-2007 19:20 }
thanx for your comments. I really like your stuff a big 5 for ya.
3days
3days says:
{ 10-19-2007 16:54 }
After listening to your music' all I can say is "I believe" Great job man Keep doing what your doing I'll be litening .. Thanks for sharing your god given talents with us I vote 5 3days...
Jimmy Cempron
{ 10-19-2007 02:39 }
Hi James! Great smooth jazz!Really enjoyed it listening!Thanks for the invitation bro! PEACE...jim
Thaproduca- The Legends Of Funky Town
{ 10-15-2007 16:20 }
Thanks for your comment brother, and I too am a twenty year bass guitarist so you know i am digging what you do. 5555
Jozua K.
Jozua K. says:
{ 10-12-2007 13:22 }
My respect for good musician! Perfect Sound is perfectly similar with your product. Rate (5) Bless the good work! "Exhale", I like this sound machine!!!
GERONIMO PAULETTE
{ 10-12-2007 12:46 }
I feel your music man. Lots of soul (5) Keep it up. Come check my tunes out. Geronimo
KING LOVERR
{ 10-11-2007 18:00 }
I love your music it's smooth, and relaxing. It remind me of a nice, and quiet cafe filled with love. Keep doing your music it's hot!!!!!!!!!
Big Dollar Records
{ 10-10-2007 21:21 }
THANKS 4 THE LUV.I LIKE THE SOUND.
Leron
Leron says:
{ 10-10-2007 11:40 }
Good music. I would have gave you 10, but 5 is what I can do for ya..Keep it up!!!!! 19TH VOTE
Jim O
{ 10-10-2007 10:05 }
Sweet sounds....loved Summer rain. I'm sending a 5 your way.Take care. Jim
cronus
cronus says:
{ 10-10-2007 00:13 }
BRAVO!!!take 5!!!
KLINT FLINT
{ 10-09-2007 22:58 }
REAL MUSIC AND NICE SOUND. YOU GET A FIVE FROM ME....KLINTFLINT
ZAK 1
ZAK 1 says:
{ 10-09-2007 21:42 }
COOL SOUNDS, I LIKE BLISS THE BEST. GAVE YOU A 5, STOP BY MY PAGE AND CHECK ME OUT. PEACE
Sid. Robinson
{ 10-09-2007 16:58 }
THAT IS ONE NICE SONG,YOU NEED TO GO FOR THAT MONEY NOW,BLISS,IS VERY HOT
Briana-Mariaah
{ 10-08-2007 22:27 }
I Almost forgot to vote!lol I rated you highly..I'm vote #15.Bye!
Briana-Mariaah
{ 10-08-2007 22:27 }
Great music!I loved it!Awesome!When you have the chance,please check out my showcase!Thank You So Much!Have a wonderful day! ~Briana-Mariaah~
TurboPro Project
{ 10-07-2007 23:36 }
Dig the tunes, y'all are great. Fresh remix on 'Bliss'!
Sid. Robinson
{ 09-23-2007 02:17 }
THAT'S SOME VERY HOT STUFF, AND YOU NOW I LOVE IT, I WILL COME BACK FOR MORE OF THE NICE SOUNDS. NOW GO FOR THAT MONEY. SID.
Joe wazzup
{ 09-10-2007 21:10 }
Hey #12 was a five from the yukon. Great sound, great production. I was hoping to hear you sing, let me know when I can. Great showcase, noted the 6 string bass.....no kids toy is it?
Bleu Lane
Bleu Lane says:
{ 09-07-2007 16:00 }
The wine is chilled and poured. A fire is blazing in the fireplace. She is lying next to me on the bear rug. Smooth Jazz flowing out of the speakers. Yeah , that's what your music does for her. Don't stop it feel too good.
Guitar Travels - A Musical Journey
{ 08-20-2007 18:14 }
Very cool......... LOVE your sound and arrangements! rated you a big '5'..... great music, keep it coming and wishing you all the best! walt
Jimmy Cempron
{ 08-05-2007 05:52 }
Hi James!WOW!Great stuff!Youre such a great talent.Love everything I heard from you,bro.Thanks for sharing your music and for showing up at SYM!Keep in touch.PEACE...jim btw,thanks for peeping me, 5 for you too...
Steve Trigg
{ 08-02-2007 11:35 }
Hey there! Summer Rain...NICE! Very nice. Had all kinds of musical ideas going through my head. Let me know when you come up with some new cuts.
ALIYAH MARIE 10 YRS OLD
{ 07-30-2007 21:32 }
VOTE 7 GAVE YOU A FIVE I LOVE YOUR MUSIC COME CHECK OUT ALIYAH MARIE
leejaythomas
{ 07-27-2007 14:08 }
very very good keep up the good works touch tone jones
Sid. Robinson
{ 07-23-2007 21:24 }
yhoo man that's that sound i like, i like, very good top of the line All 5'55555
2ROUBLE
2ROUBLE says:
{ 07-23-2007 17:53 }
luv ya sounds real mellow......2rouble
Randy & Cheryl Henderson
{ 07-23-2007 16:04 }
Nice smooth jazz sound! We give you a "5". I also enjoyed reading your testimony. Be blessed as you bless others.
Motown Moe
{ 07-22-2007 18:05 }
This is what I call cool jazz, love the guitar licks. Keep up the smooth!!!
Steve Trigg
{ 07-21-2007 01:48 }
Oh yeah, you definitely get the high 5! Be Blessed!
Steve Trigg
{ 07-21-2007 01:41 }
Hey there! Loved your tracks! Very nice. I was feeling the chord changes on the second song. The ideas were rolling like crazy after listening to it. Hope to hear more and thank you for the cool words of encouragement! Be Blessed!
Sid. Robinson
{ 07-20-2007 16:29 }
THAT'S MY TYPE OF MUSIC YOU LASO HAVE THAT SMOOTH JAZZ SOUND BUT YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME MORE ALL OF THIS WITH // 555555555
Aubrey Dunham The Saxist
{ 07-18-2007 19:26 }
Jazz comes in a lot of styles and influences everything from Smooth,Easy Listening,New Age and music of the now generation. Like your style! Maybe we can do something together. A live 5. See what The Saxist is up to, rate and comment. www.bluesdog.com
Glorie
Glorie says:
{ 07-18-2007 02:29 }
Very nice sound. It seems to be a mixture of gospel and jazz. Am I right? Keep on doing your thing! I rate you 5. Please visit my site I need your vote! God Bless!