A rich family legacy. An enduring name that has been embedded in the hearts of millions around the globe. A history of solid performances for fans in both the United States and in Europe. Not many performers today have such advantages like Otis Redding III.
Legendary soul singer Otis Redding left his son with a musical heritage that extends far beyond the hit records for which he is famous.
Indeed, Otis Redding III has been bestowed with his father’s unique musical gift, and for nearly 25 years has put this talent to good use by not only touring and performing but also writing and arranging since the early 80’s.
An accomplished and recognized artist in his own right, Otis Redding III grew even more as a musician and performer touring with his band The Reddings. He did not realize until much later in his career that it is truly his father’s talent that pulses in his veins.
“The music has to have feeling and emotion…” says Otis. “While I’m playing guitar or singing, I don’t proclaim to be a vocalist like my father.”
Otis’ reach extends beyond his music and his performances as well. Actively involved in his family’s philanthropic organization, The Otis Redding Foundation, he participates in the annual Otis Redding Singer/Songwriter Camp.
Continuing in his family’s tradition of compassion and community contribution, Otis remains dedicated to mentoring both youth and musical hopefuls. Today, Otis Redding III still performs at special events across the United States and Europe, keeping his family’s musical heritage alive.
How we met:
We met Otis Redding III and his brother Dexter Redding through our partnership with the Otis Redding Foundation and they were excited to come on board to help us create a 50th anniversary Song Around The World version of their father’s classic song, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” We filmed their performance in San Francisco, near the houseboats where their father wrote the song. The spirit and legacy of Otis Redding not only lives on through his music but also through the soulful voices of his sons.