Sabas Gonzalez


I started playing guitar at 12, now I´m 53 in 2021. Have always loved music. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Catholic. Happily married, and we have one son (age 23 now). Very bad time in Venezuela since 2015. Music is my "other" world to escape. Love old Range Rovers (Classic),1968 Ford Mustangs, and Les Paul guitars.







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

Music has been, and still is, my other world. Words fail to describe it.

What is your music dream?

I´d love to have a little studio with my guitars, a bass, drums, keyboard/piano and a violin, to write and produce my songs.

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

That´s a very big question. But above all, to love God.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Meco´s Star Wars theme.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Journey.

What inspires you to make music?

The thrill that it can produce in you.

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

To love music.

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

Very nervous. I´ve only played at church for a few months, and I always felt nervous.

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

Well, on one hand, things are much easier than before in many aspects. Almost anyone can produce a good sounding album in their houses - although not everyone is a good music producer hehe -; but at the same time, is very difficult to shine out there with so many musicians showing up. They have to build their own niche. You don´t get promoted so easily.

What do you think of Drooble?

I´m still learning about this site, but I think is a ggod platform to know other musicians and to get our music out there. Melina had a good idea with this.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being able to play and practice enough, because the job that pays the bills eats almost all the time for that, along with my daily normal things.

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

Well, the music scene here in Venezuela has suffer a lot, not only because of the pandemia, but because of the system that´s running the country. Hyperinflation eats all your resources, so, for most venezuelans, themain focus are house and food. Little or no money left for going to the few music shows.

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

It always has to be to make good music. And then, to have lots of patience to build their way through the social media network. It´s easy to get in, but very hard to make it through.

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

Alex Rossi.