"Freedom of expression" and the "Ability to share my talent and to have it appreciated by others".
Write a song that is picked up by someone or to even have myself take that song to the top.
Compassion and support to everyone. To much hate and judgement in this world.
Wow...to many to list.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers, Johnny Cash, Elton John, John Prine and over 100 more.
The mood I am in and the location that helps inspire what's in my head and heart.
Freedom, relaxation, inspiration, caring, fun, crazy, what's happening now and to fill a dream.
Love performing in front of an audience. It's like a huge shot of adrenaline.
This is a very varied question. I think musicians do what they feel inside. I would say don't try to be like others but be yourself. Create your style. Don't let others tell you how you should be.
A fun platform that helps get music out in front of other audiences.
The venues themselves. Take advantage of musicians. Don't pay what they are worth. And the listeners. Audiences need to be more attentive and listen to the words, the melody, the music. I hate bars!!
I support both the local establishments and the artists themselves. Living in Key West you see so many playing...numerous times. I like to listen to what they are playing, how they are playing a cover song or an original. Gives me ideas for how I develop and deliver my music. And always tip graciously.
Wow...so many qualities. Creative style, be one with the audience as well as being attentive to the what the audience wants to hear...within reason. Gotta give to the fans what they want. Sometimes it can be a double edge sword.
Dani Hoy Donny Brewer Joel Thomas (Highway 1 Band)