New York musician drums, sings, plays guitar, and voices a trumpet all at the same time, and it. Is. Awesome.
I don’t want this to be one of those “overcoming the long odds” stories, but it’s hard to talk about Raul Midón and not touch on his background. The performer and his twin brother were born prematurely, and both were blinded by too much time in an incubator. Raul picked up music as a preschooler when his father bought him a drum and has been at it ever since. His brother took a different path and is now an engineer for NASA.
Midón sang backup for many Latin singers, the most notable in contemporary terms being Shakira, before moving to New York and kicking off his solo career. From there his combination of charming staging presence and exceptional talent are all the story you need. The guy is simply amazing.
You can learn more about Raul at his website.