Curtis Mechanuck

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Elementary school teacher, husband, and father who has been making music since high-school; sitting in my basement with my first guitar, the "new" U2 album - "Rattle and Hum", and it's chord book, teaching myself how to play. I played in various bands from the early 90s until 7 or 8 years ago. I have also been a worship leader in church for over 2 decades. I now enjoy the creative process of writing and recording music in my secret lair in the basement and sharing it for the few of you that give it a listen! I love to collaborate and have others contribute their musical skill to whatever I'm working on.

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What is your music dream?

When I was young and filled with ego and delusion, I thought I wanted to be a rock star or something...jump forward 20-some years to where I'm blessed to have a great family and a job I love: I'm perfectly happy being able to create music in my basement and get together once in awhile with other musicians to jam. I love to record and tinker on a song and share it with the few people that give it a listen. I also lead worship in church a couple times a month, where I work with some extremely talented players. If I can keep doing what I'm doing now, the dream is realized.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There are too many-Where the Streets Have No Name, In The Air Tonight, Take On Me, Livin' On A Prayer...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

U2, Coldplay, Switchfoot, Jars Of Clay, Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, Lifehouse, Newsboys, Tragically Hip

What inspires you to make music?

Life, Love, God, Struggles. Lately, reflecting on the music that has influenced me as been a huge inspiration-nostalgia, I suppose.

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

There is Hope. There are sparks of light in little things.

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

Af first, like I want to barf. Being the funny teacher guy in a room of 25 ten year old kids everyday comes naturally. Leading worship for a couple-few hundred in church is straightforward and I don't find it difficult, usually. Performing my own songs-there is something different about putting your own art/creation on display for others-a different type of vulnerability. I find that a bit more of a challenge.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is great! I love the community of like minded people wanting to share their music, knowledge, and experiences.