Dallas Cantland

Traditional grip and single pedal







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

I feel alive when playing with/listening to like-minded musicians.

What is your music dream?

To support myself 100% thru playing ORIGINAL music.

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

A living wage for everyone willing to work for it.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Anything from the RAMONES first album. Life-changing...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

RAMONES, Stones, Neil Young, U2, Hives, Elvis Costello, Springsteen,Pretenders

What inspires you to make music?

Emotional release

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

It's OK to be an individual

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

If they're giving something back, on top of the world.

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

Not a fan of what passes for "music" these days. The general public needs to feel likewise or it will continue on the said path. Cannot improve on what most believe isn't broken.

What do you think of Drooble?

Enjoying exploring the site so far

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of support from people that LOUDLY exclaim they support you

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

Not as much as I should. I've been SO disappointed going to shows that I've cut back on going out and being as supportive. I have to enjoy a performer to actually show up to listen vs. doing something more productive with my time.

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

It appears it just has to be Dance-oriented,(c)Rap or country.

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

If I might be so bold, Thorazine for Punk and Mighty Joe Castro & the Gravamen for Rockabilly. People seem to enjoy us when we play. Especially MJC here of late.