Speak to this dynamic artist about his sound and he’ll label it contemporary soul. Challenge him to rattle off his list of influences and he’ll give you a spectrum ranging from Nat King Cole to Anita Baker to R. Kelly. He’ll speak of his gospel upbringing—his parents were both pastors and singers; his sister, a musician. And his instrumental prowess will show him to be fluent on the piano, saxophone and drums. Wash is truly rich in depth; both the artist and the man. While his musical expertise is astonishingly mature, the 24 year old still finds a way to hold his own among his fellow R&B crooners. Signed to AyeGirl Music/Interscope Records, his debut single, “Can’t Trust Thots” features label mate and wildly successful rapper, French Montana, while cleverly paying musical homage to artists such as TLC and BBD. His smooth vocals are gripping and the upbeat record fits seamlessly into any of today’s contemporary playlists.
Now, at the start of the next phase of his journey, Wash says that his main goal is to inspire. With regards to his future, he is both optimistic and fearless: he foresees a possible acting career; various partnerships and business ventures; and he hopes to one day give back to Port Arthur through the creation of an arts center. And when it is all said and done, Wash will leave an impression; both the artist and the man.