Created: 03/18/2013 7:59 AM
By: Heather Mills, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Photo: Lowell Burton Jr.
His voice will make you smile and his mission will touch your heart. It’s the story of an Albuquerque man who’s courage to step out as a solo artist came from his sister. Now his returns will go back to her.
Lowell Burton Jr. is rehearsing for his upcoming solo debut. It's a show that may be one of the most meaningful performances of his life. Once you hear him sing, it's obvious he has a gift.
"Singing is something... it's a passion of mine but until recently I really haven't done it outside of church," said Lowell.
He says he was inspired to sing by his youngest sister.
"She's one of my biggest fans," he said.
Now that sister, Tiffany, needs his help.
"My sister got sick four years ago. She was 25 when she got sick."
Tiffany has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and underwent a double-lung transplant in December.
Lowell is dedicating his debut concert to her and giving her the money from ticket sales to help her with medical expenses.
Heather Mills spoke with Tiffany via Skype. She's still in Los Angeles, where she'll be for another year, as she recovers from the operation. She says she's overjoyed about the concert.
"He makes me cry every time I hear him sing. He's my hero," Tiffany said.
Lowell reasoned, "What better reason for me to sing, than for her?"
If you'd like to go to the concert, tickets are $20. It's Sunday, March 24th at 5 p.m. at the Outpost Performance Center at 210 Yale Blvd. SE.
For more information: http://lowellburtonjr.eventbrite.com/#