Deardra Shuler talks with R&B soul man and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore known for “Love Me Back" an engaging mix of ballads and mid-tempos includes “Find a Way,” the powerful “Heart Stops” and the smoky, sensuous “Nothing Like You.” The latter song features the sparkling vocals of Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway. His signature song” “For You” became an instant top 10 hit.
A Washington, D.C. native, Lattimore was raised on gospel music and such R&B/pop icons as Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. His freshman year at Howard University gave way to Lattimore becoming the lead singer for R&B group Maniquin. He signed to Epic, where Kenny and the group released the single “I Wanna Ride,” produced by the Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson.
Lattimore’s body of work includes his critically acclaimed sophomore album From the Soul of a Man and two top-10 charting duet albums with singer Chanté Moore: Things That Lovers Do and the gospel/R&B double-CD Uncovered/Covered. Lattimore’s last solo project was the 2008 covers album Timeless.
Lattimore will be performing at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday March 26 at 8pm with Jon B and Dru Hill. For tickets call 718-960-8833.