Artist of the Month: Kelvin Wooten
In 2004 Kelvin established WoodaWorx, a music production company based in the Huntsville, Alabama, area. The company has grown to develop artists and release its own albums under the label WoodaWorx, Inc. Kelvin has spent years in recording studios on the West Coast his collaboration with Anthony Hamilton led to a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. Kelvin co-wrote and produced “Freedom”, a duet by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton which was featured on “Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained and on the soundtrack. In 2011, Kelvin’s production on the Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton duet “So In Love” made history. The single remained #1 on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart for 18 weeks straight. Kelvin knows that his prowess as a multi-instrumentalist is only part of what makes him an in-demand producer and writer, as Kelvin explains it, “Producing is like being a coach and all the players are the musicians.” With many projects on the horizon Artists know that no matter where he works from, Kelvin can deliver.
Kelvin Wooten the young, dynamic multi- instrumentalist, producer and songwriter was born in Georgia and raised in Alabama. He has played, written, arranged or produced for some of the biggest names in music: Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Al Green, The Bee Gees, Anthony Hamilton, Nappy Roots, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, the Isley Brothers, Tony Toni Tone and TLC to name a few. In 1995 while hanging out and “shedding” with Eddie “Spanky” Alford, one phone call from Grammy- award winner Raphael Saadiq moved him from the marching band of Alabama A&M University to more than ten years of steady work as a musical player, producer, arranger and composer.