Tony Appleseed








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

music is my life. it is a language that transcends words and evokes emotion. it gives me the tools to express myself and navigate this strange world.

What is your music dream?

to share songs I’ve written with others, in hopes that they’ll find a similar solace and focus that writing music brings to me.

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

myself. being the best version of yourself has a direct effect on those around you whom you interact with on a daily basis, and can help inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. on a larger scale— get special interest’s money out of politics, end gerrymandering, hold politicians accountable for their actions, have more stringent gun control laws, tax corporations and help distribute the wealth to more affordable health care and maybe even universal basic income. on an even larger scale— stop fossil fuel consumption, implement a wide use of alternatives to plastics, and stop cutting down the rainforest and relying on non-renewable natural resources. that’s just to start.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

it’s hard to pick just one, there were quite a few songs that were memorable for different reasons.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

radiohead, omar rodriguez-lopez, grizzly bear, james blake, björk, portishead, boards of canada, sufjan stevens, mogwai, steven halpern, the mars volta, miles davis, darkside, domi & jd beck, r beny, thom yorke, glassJAw, hella, pink floyd, steven wilson, nine inch nails, porcupine tree, tame impala (in no particular order)

What inspires you to make music?

life & its different aspects, the need to cope with a situation, trying to make sense of something, trying to better understand myself or others, to spread awareness or comment on social injustices or environmentalism.

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

it depends upon the song, but if someone can connect and identify with any particular song for any reason that means something to them, then that’s enough for me.

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

nervous & also in my element all at once. everything disappears and then it’s just the music.

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

just like society has become more individualized, so has music. music is created more independently. i feel like life and music are about connectivity, and it’s good to make and share these connections with other people. it is fun to play in a band and share the experience with others.

What do you think of Drooble?

not sure yet, I’m new here, but any type of community that is geared towards helping spread music is good, so long as it’s not taking advantage of artists.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

the other things that come with music besides creating and performing as an independent artist. promoting, politics within the music business, etc. also the drama that can start in the music community, I’d rather keep it more centered around music than all the stress and anxiety that comes with the social situations surrounding shows.

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

yes, by helping to spread the word of other artists when they are trying to promote new material, and buying new releases or other merchandise when possible.

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

persistence, connections, creativity.

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

accidental seabirds, little big toe, homeless apians, candy cavity, action rabbit, all under heaven, dentist, shackled, we used to cut the grass, frank lombardi, jackson pines, mister tickle hands