Interview with Otis Redding III

A rich family legacy. An enduring name that has been embedded in the hearts of millions around the globe. A history of solid performances for fans in both the United States and in Europe. Not many performers today have such advantages like Otis Redding III.

 Legendary soul singer Otis Redding left his son with a musical heritage that extends far beyond the hit records for which he is famous. Indeed, Otis Redding III has been bestowed with his father’s unique musical gift, and for nearly 25 years has put this talent to good use by not only touring and performing, but also writing and arranging since the early 80’s.

An accomplished and recognized artist in his own right, Otis Redding III grew even more as a musician and performer touring with his band The Reddings. He did not realize until much later in his career that it is truly his father’s talent that pulses in his veins.

Otis’ reach extends beyond his music and his performances as well. Actively involved in his family’s philanthropic organization, The Otis Redding Foundation, he participates in the annual Otis Redding Singer/Songwriter Camp. Continuing in his family’s tradition of compassion and community contribution, Otis remains dedicated to mentoring both youth and musical hopefuls.

Listen in as Otis Redding III talks about the importance of his family’s foundation celebrating his father’s life and tells stories from his childhood and the importance of his family’s influence leading up to the celebration of An Evening of Respect: Celebrating Otis Redding’s 75th birthday.

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