Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Dec 24th 2009 3:20PM by Jessica Robertson
"Red leather pants was one of the things I remember," Amos recalled. "I was teaching the children's choir at Potomac United Methodist's Church, right outside of Washington, at one point in my teens. I guess I was about 15,16, and I had these great red leather pants. I was really inspired to take on the job because it's not as if anyone was banging down my door to offer me anything other than playing the bars -- which I was doing six nights a week. But I wanted to give something to the kids, and if that was the place that was letting me do it -- because of my dad -- and they did have a shortage of people who wanted to teach, I thought, 'OK.' It was kind of religious music but it didn't have to be filled with shame. We would pick the material that would make the kids feel good, and I had a really stormin' choir."
Watch the full interview after the jump.