Raymond Whitlock







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

Music to me......well its a lot. I make a living doing music. Originals and covers. I love to perform!! Its the highest of highs!

What is your music dream?

I've achieved most of my musical dreams. I've toured with major label artist and I've played dive bars. I would love to see a single on the radio or in a movie.

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

I start with my kids, teaching them to be good, respectable, and honest people for the future!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I Am Adopted was the first solo song I sang at age 6.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The 80's!! Journey, Bon Jovi, all those guys!!

What inspires you to make music?

Guitar riffs!! It all starts there.

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

I want people to feel good about the music and themselves! Its supposed to be fun!

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

The best!!

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

Most people think you can just win a tv game show and boom, you're a star!! Its not real and you won't be a star. Hard work and networking are the only way to get where you want to go, and just signing with a label is the start of the WORK!

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is pretty cool, can't wait to see how it goes.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That people don't take it serious! I've worked all my life to do this. College even!

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

I do, I try and catch local show when I'm not playing.

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

Learn how to work social media!! And PLAY, PLAY< PLAY!

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

Grace Maher, Casi Joy, Paul Pace, Raven Black.