His soul music has captivated much of the Emerald Coast in Florida since he settled
there back in 2009. In December 2011, Homemadesoul garnered award nominations in
four categories for the local music publication, The Beachcomber. The following month,
January 2012, he released a much-anticipated EP titled Inspired By A True Story, which
includes a song with a very famous song title, Heartbreak Hotel. Within that same
month, Homemadesoul was selected to appear on the soundtrack of independent
author, Amira Wilson's book titled, His Wife's Diary. All of this, and he still found time to
record, collaborate and produce music for other artist.
The year was 2001, and Homemadesoul, then only known as Curtis Clark, was sitting in
his house on the Malmstrom Air Force Base, in Montana, trying to think of a name that
he could be known by. He needed something unique, yet simple. He began to think
about the music he was starting to make, and how it was so original, close friends could
not find a familiar sound within his music. It was fresh, yet old school. Then it hit him,
original music from the soul…another word for original is homemade, so put the two
together…Homemade Soul. Well after a few hours of wrangling, he decided to combine
the two words, essentially creating his own new word, which not only described his
music, but also gave him his artist name. Homemadesoul.
While serving in the Air Force, Homemadesoul found time to record, and produce his
own music. He released his first ever project, Homemadesoul Vol. 1, to much good
review. While traveling to Guatemala, Panama, Iraq, and Kuwait, he always seemed to
find time to perform for any size of crowd. By the time Homemadesoul finished his sixyear
enlistment in 2007, he had amassed a small fan base all across the world. But he
wasn't finished yet…there was still Japan.
Since 2001, Homemadesoul had seen many performing stages. He performed to a
crowd of five at a gala during his time in Montana, and he performed to a massive
military crowd when competing in talent competitions in Iraq and Kuwait. He even
performed for thousands packed into an NBA regular season game at Continental
Airlines Arena where the New Jersey Nets call home. None of those experiences
prepared Homemadesoul for performing for over 10,000 Japanese citizens at an annual
festival held in Okinawa, Japan in 2008. To sing for people who don't understand a
word your saying, may seem nerve wracking. But once the music starts, it becomes the
Homemadesoul found himself performing in small Japanese jazz clubs, and weekend
nightclubs, all to further his craft or making and performing his music. When the local
promoters needed entertainment for their events, they called on Homemadesoul. His
three-year stay in Japan, formed a bond between country and music artist, a bond that
was still holding strong when Japan came knocking again in 2012.
Through all of his accomplishments, Homemadesoul continues to push for the best. It is
no surprise that a Japanese distribution company offered Homemadesoul an exclusive
distribution deal in early 2012. Not only that, but the company want to distribute the
music Homemadesoul first created while he was still in the military. This speaks to the
timeless quality of his music.
The new year of 2012 has been bright for Homemadesoul. Glowing reviews from
prominent online publications, Soultracks, and The Singersroom, have boosted
Homemadesoul visibility across the world. Radio stations around the world, online, and
through traditional radio, are playing his music. In April 2012, Homemadesoul wrote
and produced a song in support of the re-election campaign for President Barack
Obama. This marks Homemadesoul's first ever, public voice on anything political.
Along with releasing new music, Homemadesoul has focused time on writing production
music for television and film. With already a few placements under his belt, he seeks to
offer more of his original soul to the licensing world. Through all of this, his goal is to
remain humble, and to continue to share the gift God has given him. The possibilities
for this soul artist are unlimited.