The Sons

April 16, 2022

By Joy Lynn Clark

My other relative in the business is Billy branch of the sons of blues. I didn’t really know much about him growing up but right around the time that I got ill again, and this time with a four going on five year old son, he started getting recognition in the music business.

Although I was hearing great things about his career, I did not know if we would ever get a chance to meet. On the other side, mom does her best to introduce me to some of her friends in the business. This guy lives near my dad’s house not too far from my son’s elementary school. In the past, he has introduced me To some hip-hop producers who probably didn’t need my skills that much because I can now do the same thing. I study production and have been doing this for nearly 15 years at this point.

My dad’s other cousin passed away young. I was so sad to have to attend another funeral. We attended, kissed all of the first, second, and third cousins, and then I went downstairs to the play area for the children with my little one.

At this point in time, I was introduced to another relative who is a judge. Once again I was glad to see everyone but it always seems to be when someone is no longer living. We are in great need of a celebration.

Now back in my dad’s house, I’ll take a ride with Besty to Indiana for gas and cigarettes. I asked about her mom and she is so pissed at her and does not want to talk about it at all. I decide to mention my cousin Billy branch to her and it felt really random just to be bringing up out of the blue but, in my experience I’m better off letting her know. He is also a Grammy award winning artist.

I have never played or collaborated with my second cousin or his band but I am a big fan!

Joy Clark is a writer, producer, vocalist, and publisher. Lexington, KY

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