Suzanne Vanrandwyk

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Suzanne VanRandwyk is a bass-playing, singer-songwriter with a passion for the blues. She has performed in and around Austin, TX since 2005 as a solo act, within a band, and as part of both Girl Guitar and Jam Room all-women music schools. ​ Austin: Antone's, Hole In The Wall, One-2-One, Lucky Lounge, Strange Brew, Speakeasy, Hotel Vegas, Skylark Lounge, Sahara Lounge, Big Easy, Carousel Lounge, Little Longhorn Saloon, The Highball, Rattle Inn, TCM Festival at Central Market, Fair Bean Coffee, Opa Coffee & Wine, House Wine, Ruta Maya, Viva, and Starbucks San Marcos: Aqua Brew San Antonio: Sanchos Cantina & Cocina

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

Music gives voice to my emotions that I've never been able to speak about.

What is your music dream?

My dream is to find people for form a band and to eventually start to record our own songs.

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

I would have everyone truly be allowed to have equal voices in everything.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Jolene.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Eva Cassidy, Taylor Swift, Christina Perri, Avril Lavigne, Janis Ian, Debbie Davies, Samantha Fish

What inspires you to make music?

Daily life. There is SO much that we pass by each day because of our "routine". It's important to stop and look to each side of us during our day.

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

To the person out there listening...you are not alone. Someone has felt what you are feeling right now and it's going to be okay.

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

Like I can fly.

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

The music industry has turned it's back on musicians.It's pretty much impossible to earn a living from recordings anymore. And its almost as difficult to earn a living from playing gigs...unless you can fill an arena. The solution is for big business labels and internet companies to PAY musicians their fair share.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm digging it so far.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Venues not wanting to pay fair value to performers.

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

Yes. I attend my musician friends' shows.

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

Tenacity. Be open to change. Try new things. Honestly listen to what fans want.

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

Mandy Rowden, Timeca Seretti, Blue Vibe