Chad Rabideau








What is music to you? What does it give you?

My way of life. Couldn't imagine life without it. It gives me a purpose, a way to express myself and sense of reward and accomplishment.

What is your music dream?

I come from a very talented family. Many generations. Each taking it a little further. I have always wanted to "make it big" as a singer/songwriter/performer in honor of my families musical heritage. Now, my children have caught the bug and all focus is on them.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Where do I begin?

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Mule Skinner Blues

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, my Grandparents, my Parents and Uncles, Kiss

What inspires you to make music?

It is a gift given to me by God. It allows me to express myself. I love the people and their response.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Love, humor, awakening, reality........

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

At home. Safe. Enlightened. Powerful.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Repetitive and "cookie cutter". I would love to see an artist have balls enough to start bringing back traditional county sounds.

What do you think of Drooble?

Brand new member. I can't rate yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Most of us have honed our craft over many years. Some possess what other dream about. The amount of work that goes in behind the scenes to put on a show (practice, equipment maintenance, travel, set up and tear down, etc.) and getting decent money for it all is like pulling teeth.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Always! When I don't have a show of my own, my Wife and I are out supporting other acts and the venue they are performing at. It is imperative.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I am captivated by an artist who is real. Real to themselves and their audience. Songs that are from the heart. Any seasoned musician/singer can tell from your performance if music is your way of life or if you are just going through the motions because you think it is cool.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

My daughter, Gabrielle Rabideau. You'll be hearing from her very soon!