Quinton Tarr

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I'm a self-taught singer-songwriter, guitarist who got my first guitar at the age of 14 years. My aim is to someday do music full time; on an international level. My music is very personal and therapeutic and I find it to be an integral part of my growth as a very troubled individual. I dropped out of high school early to pursue music full time and I've sacrificed a lot for my music, even been homeless, but I'll NEVER give up. I hope you find, in my music, the same relatable refuge that so many of the artists and bands that I listen to have given to me.

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

Music brings me a catharsis that is unparalleled as it washes over my senses, cleansing me from the trauma and adversity of modern life.

What is your music dream?

To perform and record my songs full-time, on an international level

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

Myself, it's a daily struggle.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Teenage Politics by MxPx

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Nirvana and Switchfoot.

What inspires you to make music?

I'm not sure, I just couldn't imagine myself being happy not doing music. It's what I enjoy doing most.

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

Honesty, especially with yourself. Refusing to face how you feel about anything is really just a slow suicide at the end of the day, and why kill yourself for the sake of perception. Be real, even if it means being vulnerable. That's the best thing about music, you can be honest and still keep your personal boundaries in place in every other aspect of your life. I hope my music offers this type of understanding for others, as much as the music of artists like Eddie Vedder, Kurt Cobain and Jon Foreman have done for me.

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

It depends on the atmosphere but I like of it as mutually beneficial, provided the audience isn't just there to for a cheap drunken thrill.

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

It is very difficult to make it as an original artist now days. People want to hear what they're already familiar with. Very few people are hungry for new music, new artists, new voices, or even real instruments. I'd love for people to open their minds and let go of their preconceptions. Real music is a dying breed.

What do you think of Drooble?

I enjoy it. It helps people who wouldn't normally have access to my music find it, and I really appreciate that.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The audience and how driven they are by what the media says is good.

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

Yeah I generally try to network with as many bands and artists as possible. I'm a strong believer in the DIY punk ethic as it allows me to do music on my own terms.

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

Talent and internet access. A car helps too, and maybe a little bit of money, haha!

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

CrastinaterPro & BlissDemeanor