At first, when I heard the title “Violin Crooner”, I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant. I’m familiar with the term “R&B Crooner” but a violin crooner was a little perplexing to me. Just how is someone going to croon me with this instrument? Don’t get me wrong. I love classical music. I wasn’t opposed to the fact that a handsome man gently caressing the strings of his violin wouldn’t be romantic and captivating. Once I saw a video of Damien Escobar in action I was an instant fan.
Damien’s music derives from classical sounds, which he has fused with another nontraditional genre and created his own masterpiece. This Emmy-winning violin crooner took his unique sound and is currently selling out venues playing for fans across the U.S. Last night he performed to a full house at The Promontory in Hyde Park. Before he stepped out on stage, I chatted with the violinist about how he got his start, his passion for playing the violin and more.
Have you ever heard of Damien Escobar? If not, press play on the above video. What do you think of his music?