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Interview with NVE Records CEO Gary Dotson of California

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Gary "Devon" Dotson lives, breathes, and sleeps music. The Chicago native started out playing drums at age 3 at his grandfather's church.

Devon challenged himself to be the best in every aspect of his music, and through practice and preforming with church, school, and even playing with the Sacramento Symphony he formed his own musical identity. Drawing inspiration from a long list of songwriters and musicians to include Sting, George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Prince, and of course Michael Jackson.

Devon's talent stood out and he was selected to tour and play for music greats like Latin percussionist Pete Escovedo and his daughter, Sheila E, percussionist for Prince. Jazz Saxophonist Najee & late great NBA player and Bass player, Wayman Tisdale, Gospel artist Kirk Franklin, Daryl Coley just to name a few.

Devon has been well known in the Sacramento area and has shared the stage for a number of major recording artists including Tony, Toni, Tone' , The Roots, Super producer Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine, the late great Aliyah,  and many others.

In addition to being a talented drummer, Devon plays violin, upright and electric bass, congas and other percussion, piano, organ and keyboards and also DJs.

The latest of Devon's talents requires a merge of all his musical skills as a Music Producer and Songwriter for his Record Label Nite Vision Entertainment
(NVE Records)

With his edgy sound and out the box musical thinking he embeds his sound in the minds and hearts of music lovers, comparing  his music to Quincy Jones production for Michael Jackson or Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Devon's musical chemistry with artist Vernac compels  crowds and caused quite a stir with A&R's from Def Jam, Universal, Warner Bros. Interscope and more at Los Angeles A&R Showcases.

 

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