Another songwriter told participants at a workshop that they should write their truth and realize that truth is not the same thing as fact, especially when it comes to songwriting.
Listen to the live interview Episode #502: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10170749
GETTING TO KNOW WALT HUNTSMAN
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Walt & Teresa Huntsman –
Walt Huntsman: Singer/Songwriter, Teresa Huntsman: guitarist/arranger/producer
Person Interviewing: Walt Huntsman
What defines “Success” to you?:
There’s nothing that beats having my music heard by others and having it resonate with people. As a songwriter, you want people to enjoy what you have created.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?:
Another songwriter told participants at a workshop that they should write their truth and realize that truth is not the same thing as fact, especially when it comes to songwriting. Since then, I’ve tried to write songs that ring true even if the story is entirely fictional.
I live in…
Boise, Idaho . . . The music scene is pretty vibrant for a medium-sized city. There are plenty of venues, although it can be difficult getting one’s foot in the door. There is also a local songwriters association that organizes live music events and works to promote and encourage local songwriters.
Not How Love Goes – https://www.reverbnation.com/walthuntsman/song/28323925-not-how-love-goes
Song name: Not How Love Goes
Music Genre:: Americana/Folk
This song is about… : Fields Of Imagination could really be about several different things. It was inspired a little by The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.” At one level, the song is about someone who does not have a firm grasp on reality. On another level, it is about someone who cannot accept reality, at least as it applies to their life and relationships.
Not How Love Goes is about how love does always go the way we plan, no matter what we do or how hard we try, as well as the little things that seem to remain once a relationship ends.
My music is…
Hard to describe. I don’t like the idea of having my music pigeonholed. Some of it is based on my own experiences, but much of it is inspired by things I see and hear around me. That same difficulty for me applies to genre. I like to write in a variety of styles, so some of my songs have a bit of a rock flavor, while others have a little blues in the mix. Other songs may have a slight country flair to them.