Music to me is my healer, motivator, and it fuels my creativity! I have witnessed music literally heal people from the deep grasp of depression! I have seen music introduce worst enemies to friendship! It unites us all despite language or culture barriers! God bless music! God bless Drooble!
A long time ago it was my utmost dream to become a rock star and then with age I gravitated back to my country music roots! LOL... My main goal and aspiration now is to become a FULL TIME signed and paid songwriter! Don't get me wrong, I completely enjoy the fact that my music is loved for free! I would just really enjoy doing nothing but music full time! It is a GREAT feeling to hear back from others how your music helped them through hard times or just simply lifted there spirits!
I would first start by uniting the world through the healing power of music! We all hurt and bleed the same because we are ALL human! Despite our noticeable physical differences we ALL have hearts and we ALL are motivated by the power of music! Lay down your PRIDE people of the world! Let us ALL unite as ONE and live in harmony! After all it our greatest CREATORS intention! God bless AMERICA! God bless the WORLD!
I would have to say CCR's many hits but the ONE song I most remember loving was "Bad Moon Rising"! Still LOVE it! Listening to it as I type! LOL
My utmost favorite band is Def Leppard! Mutt Lang really made a name for himself with these English lads! LOL I also love many other artist and bands! Bryan Adams, 38 Special, Huey Lewis & The News, The Outfield, Chicago (Peter Cetera Days...LOL) and many others in rock! Favorite country acts: Blackhawk, Shenandoah, Diamond Rio, Tim McGraw, Tracy Lawrence, Daryl Singletary! Wow I could go on for days listing my MANY influences!
My biggest inspiration of course is to become a FULL TIME PAID songwriter...Lol! But I do get simple pleasure from the positive feedback from others! Drooble also INSPIRES me to write! Love Drooble and it's many members!
Positivity... and more importantly the sense of togetherness! Music has always brought back memories for me! If I hear CCR I go back to my toddler days back home! If I hear "You Can Do Magic" by America I go back to my early teen years in Tennessee and my mind starts racing with the excitement of first kisses and holding hands! LOL... Music is SO POWERFUL! Many songs take me to many places in time! Why it is so important to be positive!
I get the before stage nervous jitters but it is QUICKLY forgotten once I get out there and start interacting with the band and audience! It is liberating and exciting to me especially when the crowd is REALLY receptive and into the moment!
Nowadays is really COMPLETELY different as compared to my teen's, twenty's and even thirty's! Independants are paving their own success now thanks to platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Reverb Nation, Soundcloud, and of course Drooble! Record companies and publishers are taking a beating for it, too! But it still is NOT easy for an independant to get national recognition! It's a very hard struggle! What would make it easier is if someone could come up with a true working blueprint for success and NOT charge a ridiculous amount of money to have and use it...Lol! In all seriousness, I am a firm believer in hard work and success being at the right place at the right time and LOTS of luck!
Drooble is a TRUE heaven send for me! I have fallen DEEPLY in love with Drooble! The combined effort of Droobler Members and the Droobler Team makes this platform PRICELESS! Everyone in harmony and working together to improve the music and the artistry! Love Drooble!
Like I mentioned before my biggest frustrations lie in the business side of things, so as far as other frustrations, I guess trying to get and KEEP a band together! LOL... Locally the talent here in Virginia is overwhelming but dedication for the cause is few and far between! Sometimes the songwriting process can get frustrating but you learn to set those aside and move on to another idea! Eventually the frustrating ones work themselves out!
Yes...I do show up to show support! I most often will also buy a CD, hat, and/or T-shirt! It's all about support and love for the music and the creator! I also use my personal platforms to support other artist! It is a must to work together as a team! We ALL benefit regardless of genre or style! The secret to Droobles success and continued growth is just this same concept! Working together for learning and success!
Mostly sticktoitiveness! Never give up and keep going forward! All successors will tell you that there are ALWAYS more NO's than Yes's in this business! Search out and use every platform possible to get yourself heard but here is the key to success in that... Be nice and polite! We as humans ALL make mistakes and fall... We are NOT perfect! But we ALL need more kindness! Love and kindness ALWAYS fuels better than being hateful, jealous, or spiteful! Be honest with each other but be tasteful and kindhearted!
Wow... How do you answer this question? Who would I know that Droobler's don't already know? Local artist maybe? Well as I said before my locality is FULL of talent! Some of my local heroes would be the LNV band (Hard Rock) Gypsy Road (Alternative Rock) and Out Of Spite (80's Tribute Rock Band) And lot's of bandless artists and songwriters! I am trying to convince some of them to join Drooble! Hopefully soon you all will meet them!