Dan Lockhart


My music is under the name PRD.Country.






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

Music is my life. I write music and play music everyday. It gives me pleasure.

What is your music dream?

I dream that I would write a song that people would want to hear. I have written over 1,000 songs.

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

My immediate response is nothing. For life to exist other things must die. Sometimes they are plants (for herbivores) other times they are animals for carnivores. I cannot imagine a world where this does not exist. I miss the days when people bought albums and enjoyed listening to CDs. But I think the world today is great with all of the connectivity on the Internet.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I recently thought of three songs that I enjoy a lot. They are: Hotel California, Stairway to Heaven, and Bohemian Rhapsody. I think I like Bohemian Rhapsody the best.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I originally liked the Beatles. Many people ask do you like early Beatles or later Beatles. My favorite period was the transition period: Rubber Soul and revolver are great examples of this period. My favorite song is "A Day In The Life". I didn't like this song (because of the middle strange section) at first. But it has grown on me over time.

What inspires you to make music?

Harmony, melody, and rhythm. I like playing with each of these components.

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

I would like to help create a better world.

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

I always enjoyed performing. But today I primarily work alone in my home studio.

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

It would be nice if there were more money in music. I see many excellent musicians who cannot make a living. It saddens me that they have to do something else to put food on the table.

What do you think of Drooble?

I am new and do not know much. I am bothered that I ahve listened to music, watched videos and left comments and I do not (yet) have any Karma.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My ear and my vocals. I am a terrible singer. I suspect that my ear is not very good. It is quite frustrating that I cannot make my voice sound like what I hear in my head. So I guess my limitation most frustrate me.

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

No I do not go out to see live music.

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

They have to make great original music. They also must identify something other's want to hear. Finally they must be marketed in a way that people who can enjoy their music want to give it a try.

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

I am new to drooble. So most of my favorite artists are on SoundCloud. They are: Dan Blackard (I love the stories he tells), David Stuart (He always does something creative), Jonathan Beckenstein (cool original ideas), and Ken Minty (always original and entertaining).