We had the good fortune of connecting with Joe Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joe, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
For as long as i can remember my parents have always told me that my gift would do incredible things for me and to NEVER be one dimensional with my gifts. I’ve always had a CRAZY faith or belief when it comes to my brand and business. How many people can i help obtain their destinies while also reaching mine? How can what i have be effective or also help heal an individual? That sort of thing.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Im a free lance Trumpet player who arranges horns for all genres of music. I’m also a solo artist, producer, song writer and i sing. I love to make music come alive or take it to the next level. I got to this point in my career by God and consistency. I started off by playing with my brothers in waco called bro horns. I eventually branched off by myself after a producer by the name of Asaph Ward explained how i could do horns from home and play all the parts myself after a failed attempt in the studio while working on an artist by the name of Kim Burrell’s “Love” record. I would then message people on social to do horns for FREE but no-one would ever respond. It wasn’t until a friend of mine by the name Nick Johnson called and asked me to do horns on a couple of songs and the rest is history from there. My journey hasn’t been easy at all. Ive had many failures and I’ve heard a lot of no’s but I’m grateful because they’ve got me t this point. If There’s anything that I’ve learned, its to be timely and consistent and do business the RIGHT way.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My journey started off in church where i didn’t really have someone to show me things until i was 12 years old. Two men by the names of Bobby Johnson and Randall Cook really helped me groom my ear and confidence for what I was playing. When I turned 20 I met a guy named Matthew Hartnett who helped me diversify my sound outside of the church sound that I knew. My parents played the biggest role in me even starting to play the trumpet. If it weren’t for them id be doing something else. I also want to thank my beautiful wife Nicole who tends to push me to move forward when I get quietly discouraged.
Facebook: Joe ohsoconfidentwilliams or Joe Trumpet
Photos by Donnie Jackson Styled by Nicole Pierre-Louis Williams