Kevan Peabody (2020)
By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever
Kevan Peabody is no stranger to the gospel music industry. The Bay Area singer, musician, and executive presents his latest offering, “Wait.”
With Psalm 27:14 and Proverbs 3:5-6 as references, “Wait” was written by Steven Roberts and features Peabody as the sole vocalist. Peabody’s tenor performance is mellifluous, with hints of the overlapping genres of blues and jazz. “Wait, I say, oh wait on the Lord!” he fervently sings in repetition, each round more passionate than the former. Meanwhile, the full-bodied music arrangement – predominantly piano and organ – aptly complements Peabody’s vocal, making “Wait” an aural delight for traditional gospel and jazz enthusiasts alike.
An industry veteran, Peabody’s production credits include Rev. James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins, Dr. Bobby Jones, Lawrence Beaman, and Emmit Powell & The Gospel Elites.
Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.