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Precious Perez

Photo By: Lachi Music LLC

Written By: Gill Holland

edited by Brian Snyder

I was driving the amazing singer–author–activist Precious Perez

from our meeting at the Old Louisville Coffee Co-op back to her house

in Pleasure Ridge Park when she started laughing. When asked what

about, she said she just realized all the Christmas presents she had

ordered off Amazon were in a big pile at her house, but she had put

her own name as recipient on each package (so that no one in her

family would open their gift by mistake). So she was going to have to

really feel her way through the boxes to figure out which person was

getting which gift after she opened them all up. In addition to

being a multi-hyphenate of proud Puerto-Rican descent, Precious has

been blind since birth.

Precious is relatively new to Louisville. She moved here a little over a year ago from Boston where she graduated from Berklee College of Music with a double bachelors degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance. In Louisville and beyond, Precious is quickly becoming known as the “reggaetonera ciega” – the “blind reggaeton singer." Reggaeton is a genre of Latin music that originated in Puerto Rico and mixes Latin rhythms, hip-hop and dancehall.

It is hard to keep up with Precious! On the activism front, she is the president of Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD). From their website, RAMPD is a “professional platform equipping the music and live entertainment industry with disability tools, programming and strategy.”

As an author, this past December, she was featured at Carmichael's for a book-signing of her latest book, “Vision: My Story of Strength”, about her journey to become a professional musician and disability advocate.

And as an artist, she had her debut in Washington DC on the Kennedy Center’s prestigious Millenium Stage this past June. Precious is also lead vocalist in her husband Shane Lowe's band Midair Decision, and is also the lead singer in a local Louisville party pop cover band Sight Unseen that made their debut at Vernon Lanes this past November. 

And just when one thinks that is a full career and life, she also had a great role (as an actress!) in a recent episode of “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” the Paramount Plus mini series.Oh yeah, and if that is not enough, Precious has attended the Grammys as a Recording Academy member for the past two years. So my advice to all readers is to catch an upcoming Louisville show soon before she gets booked to open for Taylor Swift or to do some other global tour!  Look for a late 2024 collaborative release from local labels Black Rainbow Records and our sonaBLAST! Records.


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