Grammy-Winning Songwriter Wil Guice on Why Denver Inspires Him and What R&B Needs

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wil Guice launched his Love Money Music tour from the Roxy Theater late last week. Welcome to Guiceland was the start of the next step for a vocalist who wants to bring back the roots of R&B -- he feels that talent is now trumped by image and perception.

"I want to give the fans raw unfiltered soul music, not R&B the way it is, the way it has been presented in the last fifteen years or so. I want to give them something that soul music used to be," says Guice. "What they think R&B is, is not what it is. It's what it has become."

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