Still beaming from the success of his first breakout single as a solo artist opening at #15 on the iTunes charts, two-time Emmy award winning artist Damien Escobar recently accepted a very special invitation to take the stage at the Katie Couric Show, debuting Freedom to nationwide audiences. It was only two years ago that the urban rock violinist and former Nuttin but Stringz member, known for making his mark as one of the world's top violinists, shieded away from National television, stages, and recording studios alike, and took a year off from pursuing his passion. Back and on top of the world, Escobar is hand delivering his powerful new record and trailblazing a new appreciation for everything that is DameEsco.
Since re-launching his career, Escobar boasts over 200K downloads from his first R&B mixtape, Sensual Melodies; and has more than a few notable solo headliner performances under his belt including: CBS Upfront Presentation, Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef Awards, Indy Car Championship Awards, Major League Baseball Annual Golf Fundraiser Event, Angela Simmons "Electric Daze" Fashion Show, Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Inaugural Ball, and corporate concerts for TGI FRIDAYS, Walmart, Target, and more. When asked where he envisions himself in a year, Damien says, "I see myself in the Top 40's hitting the mainstream market and giving the violin the platform it deserves. I want to be to music what Michael Jordan was to basketball."
Escobar, once a self-proclaimed retired violinist, is now on everyone's radar; and has even caught the eyes of CNN, where Freedom debuted online. Escobar has also obtained online success with viral videos picked up by media giants such as WorldStarHipHop.com and featured stories in Huffington post, Viva Glam, and so many more. A recent feature in PEOPLE Magazine elevated Escobar to new heights in his solo career; highlighting his movement of giving back to others by doing random acts of kindness.
In addition to his musical career, the artist has also tapped his creativity in the book industry, penning his first children's book entitled "The Sound of Strings." He will begin his book tour at the start of the new school year.