Yvonne Hartman







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

Music can reach people in ways nothing else can. It can break down barriers and inspire people. I want to connect with people with messages of hope and inspiration. It is also great stress relief!!!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Matthew West, MercyMe, Zach Williams, Tenth Avenue North, for King And Country....to name a few

What inspires you to make music?

God is my main inspiration, but I also draw from life experiences - mine or others.

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

I want to draw others to the saving Grace of Jesus. I want to spread hope and inspire people.

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

I love performing. I have been doing it since 2006. It took me about 5 years to get over stage fright, but now a get a little nervous and pace around before a concert. I think I am anxious to get started. Then I am off!

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

The reality is most will not make a living at doing music. Even the disciples had jobs to support their ministries. I think finding a balance is key. Streaming is taking over and pays very little.

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

I go to other concerts when I can. I play at a lot of local coffee houses and cafes that have music regularly. I often share the stage.

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

The music HAS to be good first of all. Persistence, hard work, hone your craft, networking is very important.