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Q: First of all, we want to say welcome to you.
A: Thank you. I am excited to be here and am looking forward to our discussion
Q: How did you come into the music industry?
A: The industry is really reaching out to your fans and sharing your thoughts and ideas with them. I just happen to do that through music. As a singer songwriter, I have found there is a quite diverse audience for my tunes and it’s fun to hear what people think of my work and get their feedback.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
A: As a storyteller my inspiration comes from many facets of my life. Things that I experience, stories I hear, and events that occur in people’s lives around me. I find in fascinating the diversity of challenges and victories we have in our lives and enjoy writing about them. Hopefully others will enjoy these stories and tunes as well
Q: What was the name of your debut song?
A: The first song I released is a tune called Willow Creek. A very special song for me as it talks about where I came from, and how music has become such an important part of my life. To this day I take mental trips to that place I call Willow Creek when I am writing and performing. I think It’s really important to know where you came from, and how vital it is to “dance with the one that brought you”. I play Willow Creek in all my shows and find the audience likes to sing along with us. I think they enjoy and relate to the story as well.
Q: Tell us about your musical journey?
A: It’s a long one. Haha. I started very young, took a bit of break to raise my family, and now have returned to music later in my life. I think that my personal journey through life and music is the real inspiration for what I do.
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
A: Many people have been a part of this musical adventure. Lots of different musicians, lots of great friends old and new ones I have met along the way, but my real inspiration is my family. Family is a very special connection and it shows through my music.
Q: Who gave you pieces of advice?
A: I think the greatest piece of advice came from my father. He told me many times that if you want something bad enough and are willing to put in the blood sweat tears and toil, you can always find a way to make it happen. Great advice from a wise extremely hard-working man, and the title cut from my Find A Way album.
Q: What are your most recent successes?
A: We mentioned the tune Willow Creek earlier. It is a really acoustic based tune. Acoustic music has always been my comfort zone. Our latest project is all about moving away from the acoustic based sounds and exploring a more produced version of many tunes. The album is called Crossing Willow Creek, meaning we are stepping across the pure acoustic sounds and moving forward out of that comfort zone and exploring what each of the songs can be musically. Though a bit challenging we are really pleased with the project, and based on feedback from around the globe, others seem to like it as well. We did include a very acoustic based version of Willow Creek on the project, because again, you need to remember your roots, who you are, and stay true to yourself.
Q: Let us know something about your future projects
A: We have created a project to answer some questions we received from our fan base. Folks are interested in what the process looks like in the studio, as well as asking us to play some of their favorite cover tunes. We are in the process of releasing four cover songs straight to YouTube that came is as requests from our fans. The videos were shot in the studio I use, with many of the same players we use on our recordings. With two released to date and two more on the way, we are very pleased with the response we have received. We had a lot of fun making these. I am also starting work on scheduling up future tours and am looking forward to traveling the country playing live for our fans.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
A: Thank you first and foremost. Without you none of this would be happening. I am really looking forward to our next tours and meeting up with as many of you as possible. Your support and feedback are critical for me, and I really enjoy hearing from all of you.
Q: Any message for new artists?
A: Be yourself! Constantly challenge yourself to understand who you are personally and musically and share that confidently with your fans. It’s been said that there are many people who can play the notes, but very few who know why the notes need to be played. Be the one who knows why the notes, why the lyrics, and why the songs need to be played.