NPR - All things considered

From NPR, April 22 2007

Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, Brownlee played trumpet, guitar and drums, and sang gospel music in church. “I would say that the flexibility that I have with my voice is in large part because I sang gospel in church,” he says. “It’s a lot of improvisational singing with a lot of ... riffs or runs. I think that gave me a lot of flexibility to be able to make some of these things sound fresh.”

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