TJ Storz


The universal language is music. People connect to honesty. Vulnerability in lyrics pulls people in. Write and create. Pour out your soul!







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

Music is an expression unlike anything else. Expressing your emotions, feelings, thoughts, and passions through your own music is rewarding. When others can relate and connect to it is fulfilling.

What is your music dream?

I want to inspire others to write music. I want to continue to write music that is an honest expression.

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

Writing a simple song about love that unites people in a group setting.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Jack Johnson helped me pick up a guitar and his song Banana Pancakes helped me practice guitar!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I love bands that convey honest expression creatively. The bands that inspire me are Relient K, Surfaces, John Mayer, Switchfoot, and lastly Shane and Shane.

What inspires you to make music?

Everything. What I read, what I see, how I'm feeling and sometimes it's just random.

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

That there is always hope at the end of the day in the mess of life.

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

Like I have a responsibility to help the crowd connect. Either to God in worship songs or to emotions/feelings in my own music.

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

It's a saturated market full of people with dreams. I think people need to focus on quality over quantity.

What do you think of Drooble?

It is a great idea for musicians to connect but so far all I've seen are poor productions.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

When people don't appreciate the little things in music.

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

I just moved into the area but I love watching live music. I plan on going to see live shows at bars and the music festival this year.

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

Creativity. Honesty.

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

Check out Ariel Posen. Great musician!