Deanne Merchant







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

My savior, my constant companion and my best friend. Music & I have weathered many a brutal storm and together, if only for a brief moment, ruled my road. And while my heart aches for it's losses, it's so so grateful to have had the opportunity. <3

What is your music dream?

I touched it, now, what I would've give to be able to perform again!

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

The children of the world. They are our future, they are our greatest hope! If we want a better world, we need to start at home.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Connie Francis - Magdalena Tina Turner - Roll'n on the River and These Boots Are Made for Walking, lol

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

OMG, where would I start? LOL Too many to list!! I like most all genre's of music.

What inspires you to make music?

a good melody & life experience. I write my best stuff when I hear music that moves me.

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

Does there have to be a message behind the madness? I prefer the listener connect to it in his or her own way making whatever they take away from it, unique to them.

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

Extremely BLESSED to have the opportunity to share my passion!! There's no greater feeling then a captive audience that appreciates what you bring to the table.

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

Expectations. You can have all the tools at your fingertips, but if you don't know how to use them, you can never build your dreams. Less expectations and more dedication to their craft.

What do you think of Drooble?

I haven't had enough time to use it to really comment.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Loosing my passion when I had so much more to give. Just when I found myself, I lost myself to dental harm & fraud.

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

I used to support many indie artists thru my radio show.

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

Conviction, determination, dedication and a game plan. Do you wannna just play music or do you have something to say? Are you playing because it's your passion or are you playing in the hopes of becoming famous? Be real, be grounded and keep your expectations in check.

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

Ahhh, yes indeed, I had access to many.... Cee Cee James, Ruthie Foster, Roxi & The Blue Cats, Reba Russell Band, Lincoln Durham, Tab Benoit, Eric Bibb