Music to me is essential. What does it give me? It gives me reason. It gives me refuge., an escape. It gives me a release. You can make it shake its fist and scream or you can make it tip its hat and smile.
When I was younger my dream was to get a recording contract either with the band I was in or solo. But, life got in the way. Now that I'm getting on in years, my goal is to get my songs heard and maybe being recorded by someone better than me.
I would start with ending hunger, It's sad how much food is wasted in wealthy nations while people in other places are starving.
That would be the first song I learned on the guitar. "Games People Play" by Joe South. !969
Bob Dylan, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, The Band, The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, CCR, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne,.......
Everyday life of common people. Events, past and current.
Good question, Whether I write a love song or a blues song, the message is the same. This is real life.
I'm comfortable with it. If I make a mistake or two I don't let it bother me.
The reality is if you/re in for the money good luck.
I think it's cool. Better than some other sites I've seen.
as a writer unfinished songs. As a musician, it's finding other like-minded musicians.
I go see a few sometimes but, not as much as I used to. I follow some on social media and promote some also. I really have an appreciation for street musicians.
talent is the main thing. Originality and style are important. Nowadays being a self-promoter and producer is helpful.
Billy Joe Shaver, Townes Van Zandt, Kevin Welch