Music

Meet ‘Tower of Power’s’ new lead singer

Thu., Jan. 23, 2014 10:55 AM EST
by Souleo
Ray Greene/Photo Courtesy of Webster PR

Ray Greene/Photo Courtesy of Webster PR

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Ray Greene always knew that he was destined to share his musical gifts with audiences around the world.  Now he’s finally getting his chance to do just that as the new lead singer of legendary funk/soul band, Tower of Power. Prior to joining the group, Greene built a loyal following in the local Boston area performing at corporate gigs, clubs and releasing several solo albums.

“I was happy with what I was doing but not completely satisfied with my life,” he revealed. “I’ve always had this vision of reaching audiences throughout the world.”

This past New Year’s Eve, Greene officially replaced former lead singer, Larry Braggs who toured with the band for 13 years. However Greene isn’t likely to be compared to Braggs as much as to Lenny Williams, arguably the most memorable and commercially successful lead singer of Tower of Power. It is Williams’ voice that helped make songs such as “You’re Still a Young Man,” “What is Hip?” and “So Very Hard to Go,” instant classics. Listeners can reminisce on those days with the recent release of a live archival album from 1974 with Williams. But for those looking to the present and future Greene is ready to give such songs a fresh vocal makeover.

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