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Set for John Brown University, Jubilant Sykes speaks with KUAF's Of Note

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Feelings of vulnerability led Grammy-nominated baritone Jubilant Sykes to pursue singing. Sykes, who performs this week in Northwest Arkansas at the Berry Performing Arts Center of John Brown University was painfully shy as a kid. "Singing was a way for me to express what I could not put into words" he admits. "As I got older and I was learning songs, that was the only way I could really say: 'yeah that's how I feel' and express it without being mocked."

Hear the full KUAF: Fayetteville AR 'Of Note' conversation