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One Lane Bridge

I have been a musical entertainer for over 4 decades. Having previous experience, I currently offer booking and management services for entertainers. I also operate a small sound/light/staging company that can handle many types of live events. I continue to play professional and casual gigs when they become available.

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

The opportunity to create. It feels fantastic when it all comes together, when the solos are phrased perfectly, and the harmonies blend as a chord. Music is a child that needs to be nurtured. When we play, we are the parents to our music. We breathe life into it and it gives us life in return.

What is your music dream?

I want the songs to be recognizable so audiences want to hear them live on stage.

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

Civility

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

We all have had a fave song from our younger says that just slaps...so little time!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I all have my favorites. From classic rock, oldies, singer songwriter, local artists and a ton more. But the singer songwriters lead the field.

What inspires you to make music?

The opportunity to create and share those creations.

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

Lighten up and turn that frown upside down!

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

Most of the time it's very satisfying but in live performance, anything can happen so there is always a opportunity to think on your feet and when that works, WOW!

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

The young musicians have a leg up. They can use the internet to learn stuff where as we had to listen to it on vinyl or tape over and over. Companies were coming out with the devices to slow down riff so it was easier to finger them out on your fretboards. Go fig?

What do you think of Drooble?

I like Drooble and will continue to participate as long as I continue to make music.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The inability to have a fresh mix of tunes ready to go. I find myself falling into a subtle sameness where things begin to sound too similar.

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

I go see our close friends when they are playing gigs. That includes former band members who are performing with other musical projects. Touring acts are great but it becomes more about supporting the venue. Live music venues struggle to survive and many potential audience members balk at the cover charges. Without stages to play the scene suffers and without venue support the scene shrinks. If we can't attend shows we can support via social media.

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

You must have an on-line presence. More of this is better if it's targeted properly. The greater the on-line efforts the bigger the audience!

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

Bryan Lee George DeJong Chad Conte Mike Henderson