Tabitha Elkins

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

Music is my way to express the inexpressible.

What is your music dream?

Music should connect us to each other, and to something greater than ourselves. My dream is to make this a reality, so that we can find peace and connection through music.

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

I would put an end to hatred, racism, nationalism and war.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

So many! Me and my brother and sister had a crappy little radio that we carried around, and we often heard oldies like "Hey Jude" or "Crocodile Rock". Hearing those songs for the first time, and musicians like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie or Elton John really rocked my world.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Everything and anything from classic rock, hard bop jazz, blues, classical music, or lofi hip hop.

What inspires you to make music?

My life.

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

We need to stop hating and start loving.

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

I love the interaction and the feeling that I am communicating with them.

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

We are being dehumanized by technology, bureaucracy and the Corona lockdown. So much is happening virtually instead of live. I hope this will end. On a bright note, we can use the internet to reach out to others, so it's not all bad.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's a great idea!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being able to do live gigs because of the Corona pandemic. Also, the stranglehold of monopolies that squelch new, independent artists.

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

Whenever I can, I visit live concerts, music festivals, etc. I buy albums from local artists.

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

Good music, good support materials.

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

The Espers.