Jorge Torrico







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

Music gives me an artistic sanctuary in which I can express myself.

What is your music dream?

My hopes are to someday have major label artists record my music, or even better that I can record my music on a label.

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

I would start by making it illegal for garment manufacturers to produce skinny jeans or pants of any sort for men.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Judy Collin's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now"

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I can't live without Tom Petty, Paul Westerberg or the Replacements, Goo Goo Dolls to name a few.

What inspires you to make music?

Being able to write songs that people who listen to me can remember and enjoy.

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

Don't give up on love, but if you do...drink.

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

Indescribably numbing, I lose track of time and faces. I feel really good when I see folks tapping their feet or fingers to something I am playing.

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

I think certain genres get squashed in favor of what is considered hip or cool. Like in Tulsa, country, red-dirt styles crowd the forefront of music. Songwriters can get discouraged because you can't fake a genre.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is neat...a lot of folks get to listen to your music and likewise you can listen to other artists and can then get or give feedback.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Being panned in favor of someone playing the same old generic Oklahoma style music wearing a John Deere hat and and a pair of Justin work boots.

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

Attend gigs of folks who support or like my music.

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

If I had that answer...well anyways

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

Desi and Cody is a Tulsa duo that really blends some nice genres into a style that is relevant and reflective. Buddy South is an Oklahoma city country rock band that has a nice clean sound with something to say.