Monday, December 31, 2012

Kurt Scobie Speaks!

Singer Kurt Scobie joins the list of musical artists to make an appearance on When We Speak!
Kurt Scobie's lyrics strike a familiar chord but carry a refreshing tone, and the catchy melodies enable listeners to sing along, even after hearing his songs for the first time. He has performed over 400 shows, including seven NACA showcases, and a performance for the Atlanta Braves. Kurt has also shared the stage with The Civil Wars, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Montell Jordan. Influences such as Mat Kearney, Dave Matthews and Jason Mraz have helped Kurt create a sound that is winning over audiences across the country.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Back Up Does Not Mean Cover Up!

Sometimes I wonder why you don't see many groups anymore.....I'm not saying that they don't exist because they do! I just wonder why there aren't as many...For example name some groups of the 90s.........(I bet you were able to name at least three!)   

Now, name a group of today!

(Want me to give you more time?)

It seems that everyone is only out for themselves now! I'm not saying that you shouldn't look out for yourself but I think that everyone always wants to be out front (ALONE!)

There's absolutely nothing wrong with that! But what I learned happened with this is: we stopped appreciating the value and harmonies that more than one vocalist can bring! I've seen and meet alot of great solo vocalists but can you name one that can sing harmonies simultaneously? ME NEITHER!!!! So although some people have great voices, their voice is at it's essence's peak when accompanied with other vocals.....That doesn't discredit them in any way!

I said that to say that I believe that's how we got to not understanding and appreciating the value of the background singer. Well I wouldn't say this is true for most "singers" and "artist" because I would hope that they understand the dimensions that great backup vocals can bring to a song or performance. I think is more so, non musical people that I'm referring to....I've heard so many people say stuff like..."She just sings background" or "The should put him in the background cause he can't sing"............ WHEN DID "BACKGROUND" START BEING "WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU NOT THAT GOOD OF A SINGER"?

.......With this in mind, I keep trying to think of how I could do my part to change that perception, so I started thinking about a few people that I've seen singing backup vocals on the regular that I know can "SANG!"....... Then I thought of one person I could talk to......... Crissy Collins!
I had no idea how I would get Crissy Collins to join me on When We Speak. I had never met her, I had only been to her shows and we had been in a few of the same places at the same time. So I just added her name in my prayer journal and went on.

Why did I want to speak with Crissy so badly? Well, she has been singing backup for a long time with artists like Kelly Price and Beyonce. Not only that she sang with B. Chase Williams and Shabach for many years too! Who better to speak with?

TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT....... God opened the door for me to finally meet Crissy one on one, and she accepted the interview!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Crissy Collins of "The Mamas" on When We Speak

I have been an admirer of Crissy Collins ever since I saw her in Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail (the play), in which she sang one of the best renditions of Jesus Loves Me that I’ve ever heard…..
…One day, I was sitting at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, at the Beyonce, I AM Tour and when Beyonce introduced her background singers, to my surprise she says….”and Atlanta’s own Crissy Collins”.  I was like, “what?”!  I didn’t know that she sing background for Beyonce!

Then to my surprise, in 2010, I was singing in a choir for a Christmas celebration and Crissy Collins was one of the featured vocalists….. I was so amazed to see her but was too afraid to speak!  Then, once again to my surprise, the group I sing with was invited to sing at a program for guess who?  Crissy’s mom!  Once again, I saw Crissy but was afraid to speak to her! 
…To make a long story short, I ran into Crissy a few more times, as well as, attended some of her shows.  Each time I was too afraid to speak.
Then one day, I decided that I wanted to attend a show that Crissy Collins was having at Acoustix Jazz Lounge and Restaurant in Atlanta, but the only problem was I had an interview scheduled with Gareth Asher on the same day (around the same time).  That didn’t stop me….I decided I would do the interview at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur and then go to Crissy’s show even if I have to arrive late.   Well, to my surprise I made it on time and to my benefit I was seated right in front. 
That night, Crissy did an amazing performance and she also did something else that I didn’t expect….I was aware that Crissy loves audience participation and loves to put the microphone in your mouth for you to sing….well gues who she spotted out!  Yep! Me!  I was so nervous that I didn’t sing…… (but that’s ok, the next show that she did it, I was ready!)
Fast Forward…….
One day I was online and I received a message from someone on my Facebook wall and guess what it said……something like this……”Jermaine, inbox me, I want to give you my number so we can talk!”

Do I need to tell you that I was extremely excited?  You already know who it was…Crissy!
I am such a fan of Crissy and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to speak with her on When We Speak!  I wanted to share that story just to encourage you that sometimes things don’t happen the way you want them to but if it’s God’s will, It will be done!  Have a great day!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Meet IDK!

I'm currently running into people that inspire me.....some more than others.......When I sat down with a group out of Atlanta by the name of was more than just an inspiration, it was an encouragement.  I know you're probably wondering what I mean by that....Let me explain! 

In the world that we live, youth is often what everyone is searching for.  I'm not saying that I want to be in my 20s again but sometimes I feel like I don't have the same fire I had when I was in my 20s. 

Speaking with IDK reminded me of that fire, because as they spoke, I could see it in I sat there speaking to them, I remember asking myself, "Do you still have that fire that they have?".  As I sat there, my mind rushed to many different places and I just remember smiling in my heart and I started to feel that fire's flame brighten. 

Thank you IDK for adding a little coal to the fire!


Friday, September 7, 2012

The Voice of Gareth Asher

Each interview on When We Speak, encourages me, more and more.  Sometimes it's just the thought that the show is growing.  Sometimes its something the artist said.  Sometimes its just the spirit and warmth of the artist. 

I was honored to sit down and speak with Gareth Asher before his show at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA recently.....Do you want to know what blew me away with Gareth?  His vocals!  OMG! Below is a video of Gareth singing but the video doesn't begin to describe how great Gareth sounds in person! 
I remember thinking to myself..."He sounds like a recording!"  I keep looking at his mouth because it sounded as if I was playing a cd........

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Singer Rahbi sits down with Jermaine Sain on When We Speak

It was definitely lots of fun speaking with an entertainer like Rahbi...I hope that you enjoy watching this video as much as I enjoyed conducting it......

Please take a moment to share this video.  In order for me to continue bringing great Indie Music Interviews like this, I need you to help me promote the videos and support these great Artists......
Thanks for the support!

Monday, August 20, 2012

#IndieMusic with no boundaries!

If you are familiar with Rahbi and his music, then you are aware that Rahbi is always coloring outside the I was inspired to do something outside my norm! Hope you like the video.... And "Continue2Inspire"
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Monday, August 13, 2012

A Day In The Park with Carmen Rodgers

Independently releasing her debut cd in 2004, Carmen Rodgers has become one of the bright stars of the Indie Soul Movement.
Once a background vocalist for soul singer N'dambi, Carmen is now out front and becoming an Indie Music Star.
Her songs have been in rotation on VH1 Soul, Music Choice, and many others.
I was blessed to speak with Soul Singer Carmen Rodgers on When We Speak. Carmen was full of positive energy and very encouraging.... I see why she is such a musical flower....because she has the sweet personality to match!
Thanks to Carmen Rodgers for joining me on the show!

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And always remember that "death and LIFE are in the power of the tongue"!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Randevyn Performance

I always say that networking plays a major role in personal success in any independent industry, especially in the independent music scene!   I also believe that it’s always good to support other independent music professionals.  So, whenever I can find an opportunity to support a previous guest on When We Speak TV, I definitely try to be there.
One day I was online checking social media statuses of some of my previous guests on When We Speak and I ran across a gig for singer/songwriter Randevyn at Legend Cafe called Rock da Stage…… I decide to drop in…. Check it out!

Please continue to support great artists like Randevyn
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Don’t forget to also check out Atlanta’s Indie Music Queen of Soul, Julie Dexter’s performance at John A White Park in Atlanta.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

With Julie Dexter, What You See Is What You Get!

Have you seen my interview with “UK Queen of SoulJulie Dexter?  If not, shame on you……
On May 5, 2012, I got a chance to see Julie perform again at John A White Park in Atlanta for an event called Jazz in the Park, hosted by Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta's public safety agencies.   (Julie was wonderful as usual).  

She performed a number of songs but I wanted to definitely share with you her song Who I Am off her album NewAgain.

The line up not only included Julie Dexter, it also included great artists such as Joey Sommerville and Journell Henry.  If you didn’t get to make it, here’s  a little snippet of Julie’s Performance.

Continue to support great Indie Artists like Julie Dexter and those that continue to support them...... like When We SpeakTV!

Monday, July 16, 2012


It's amazing how God allows you to be at the right place, at the right time!
Recently I was checking out music (as I always am) and I ran across and artist by the name of Carmen Rodgers. I liked what I heard so I decided to check out some more of her music. In the midst of checking out her music I ran across a video by Carmen Rodgers called It's Me. Ironically, when this song started playing, I new the hook already! (How did I already know this song? Til this day, it still boggles my mind)....anyway, once I realized that I knew the song I decided to try to find out how I knew this Carmen Rodgers girl. Unfortunately I still wasn't sure. Then I found out that she was performing in Atlanta.....once again, how ironic that I would find out about her show, right after finding her music.
Since I definitely believe in a higher power, I was convinced that none of these things were by coincidence. I decided to reach out to Carmen's booking agent about an interview on When We Speak. Her booking and I and I waited for confirmation of the date.
By the time Friday came, I was still hopeful but I started to tell myself, "Jermaine, be patient and if now is the time, it will happen". (Keep in mind I started getting worried because it was Friday and we had talked about interviewing the next Monday, and since that was my birthday weekend, I knew I would not be readily available to my emails).

I had planned a few things on my birthday weekend but I had one event that I still wanted to attend (a listening party for Atlanta artist Rahbi). I wasn't sure if I would be able to attend but luckily I made it...... Remember how I said at the being that "It's amazing how God allows you to be at the right place, at the right time!"? Well, I get to the event and guess who I run into? Yep! You guessed it......CARMEN RODGERS! So when she walked past me, I had to take the opportunity to introduce myself............and guess what? We interviewed the day after my birthday.....what a great birthday gift!!!
I wanted to tell the full story about how I felt to encourage you today! Nothing ever happens by chance! Each breathing moment of our lives, we have to remember that God will present the door of opportunity. We have to be bold enough to knock when the door is presented! I hope this story encourages you and gives you hope to keep focus of your vision and destiny!
Just Remember: Nothing happens by are not reading this by chance! It was meant specifically for you...TODAY!!!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Want to #Act? #Write a #Book?

Years ago, when I moved to Atlanta, I stated to my mother that the next time she sees me it would be in a Tyler Perry play.  Unfortunately, that has not happen yet!  That doesn't mean that it won't, it just means that now is not the time.  I really do want to do it too!  I have never even met Mr. Perry.   If I keep on the path I will meet him and he will one day be a guest on When We Speak.  ("Death and LIFE are in the power of the tongue!")

Speaking of When We Speak...... I may not have accomplished the Tyler Perry play that I set out to do but I've been entrusted a vision by God.  When I moved to ATL I never thought I'd be doing this!  I guess it's true what they say...."God works in mysterious ways.."  As you know, I've interviewed people like Trina Braxton, Quan Howell, Julie Dexter, Leaf Newman, and Winston Warrior on the show.  Even today I believe that each and every one of these acquaintances where destined by God to help me along my path and the list isn't finished.  There are many more!  But I said that, to share with you how God will open a door if you just step out on faith, acknowledge him in all your ways, and "Keep Movin", as Winston Warrior would say. 

I wrote this blog to talk about acting.  How did I get off track?  I said all the prior stuff to say that you never know who you're going to meet once you start moving by the power of God and believing in the vision and destiny He has for you.  I never would have imagined years ago when I interviewed BET Welcome to Dreamland Winner Leaf Newman, that I would also get a chance to interview her mother, Alison Newman. 
I met Ms. Alison at the same time I met her daughter, Leaf.  At that time, Leaf hosted a showcase every 1st Saturday at a coffee shop in Atlanta called Urban Grind (you should check out Urban Grind the next time you are in Atlanta).  I remember meeting Ms. Alison and thinking, "Wow, she is so supportive of her daughter."  I also loved her spirit!  If you came to the show and was a new face, Ms. Alison would introduce you to other people in the crowd.  She is such a nice lady, that’s why it was such an honor a privilege to sit down with Ms. Newman on When We Speak.  And guess what?  Do you remember what I said about wanting to be in a Tyler Perry play?  SHE’S AN ACTING COACH!  TYLER PERRY HERE I COME!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

(REPOST) Interview with Singer Quan Howell

Hey everybody...I want to apologize that I originally took down the interview with Quan Howell due to some technical difficulties but I'm glad to announce that I have now put it back up, so enjoy, LIKE, and SHARE. 

If you are not familiar with who Quan Howell is, well.....Quan sang with the group Sounds of Blackness.  Do you remember their song Hold On Change is Coming ?  Well he led that song!  He also acted in the Tyler Perry play Madea's Family Reunion in which he played the Reverend Lewis....








Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.

In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.

Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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