Unknown Lyric and the Classical Fusion Movement 3

Kevin Grayson and Jeremiah Turner team up to bring beautiful music as Unknown Lyric, a duo that plays what they describe as “Classical Fusion” on the violin and acoustic guitar. Unknown Lyric has produced 4 albums (all available on iTunes) along with a Christmas album and they performed at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. They won on several occasions at Amateur Night at the Apollo and were named the winner of Rene Miller’s “Next Best” in 2011. SFL caught up with the musicians to find out some of their favorite artists and what’s on their playlists.

Growing up a native of California, Jeremiah moved to Atlanta in 1996. Originally a visual artist, he attended Oakwood College in 2005 and Georgia Perimeter College shortly after. He started playing acoustic guitar in 2008 and three months later ran into Kevin, the violinist. “Inspired by the musical connection, I began to study hard, playing any chance I could to better my craft,” he says.  His favorite musical selections to play include “Rhythm and Strings” and “Melody at Midnight.”

Jeremiah’s  favorite kind of venue to play is festivals. “I love meeting new people of different backgrounds in a high energy stage setting. The environment is always relaxed and comfortable.”

Jeremiah’s  Playlist:

  • John Mayer
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Beethoven
  • Lauren Hill
  • Jay Z
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Casting Crown

And many more!

Kevin hails from Fort Lauderdale, FL. He started playing the violin when he was 7 years old. He was in private school until about age 6. While playing in the orchestra and a string quartet with the group Black Violin, he performed major works from major European composers, from Beethoven to Shostakovich! Kevin attended Florida International University in Miami on a music scholarship for Music Performance.

“My favorite selections of our own music would be ‘Farewell’ from our Delusions of Grandeur album. Along with ‘Magnifique’ and ‘Redemption.’ My favorite types of events to play are full-fledged shows that we headline. In doing these venues, we can be free and uninhibited musically. We are in control.”

Kevin’s Playlist:

• Unknown Lyric’s entire catalog

• Ryan Leslie- Gibberish

• Fantasia- Ugly

• Michael Jackson anything

• London Philharmonic

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