Watch List: Octavius Womack Has 'Georgia' On His Mind
When we came across the sublimely soulful vocals of Octavius Womack three years ago, we were instantly struck by the wonder of a voice that is imbued with an instinct that is truly timeless in its quality; sensitive, dynamic, powerful and authentic, Womack's voice reminds of the great soul singers with its inherent passion, truth and heart. With such a voice that can easily do justice to the most iconic of songs, his stunning version of Bill Wither's ''Ain't No Sunshine' had us under his spell, and, happily for us, he has returned to weave his magic once more with a sensational rendition of the Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell classic, made famous by Ray Charles, 'Georgia (On My Mind) courtesy of SteamyintheCity.
Growing up steeped in the blues, gospel and r&b in Jackson, Tennessee, Womack began singing in the church choir at age three, and, looking to escape teenage troubles, took it upon himself to relocate to Southern California and follow his musical dreams. Joining the performing arts group, the Young Americans, he traveled the world teaching and performing music before returning to the U.S., where, having participated on 'America's Got Talent', he teamed up with producer/drummer Toe Knee Hundtoft to work on original music and also established The Octavius Womack Band.