We tend to lean towards singles.
It’s a great way to test out material and see what response comes out. Then adjustments can be made before the next one comes out. Singles are also faster to release Blaze_Valley
Episode #344 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/07/27/episode-344-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW BLAZE VALLEY
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Eric Baumgardner and Clayton Brumley
We tend to lean towards singles.
It’s a great way to test out material and see what response comes out. Then adjustments can be made before the next one comes out. Singles are also faster to release.
Nothing will replace being in front of a live audience
but Social Media is unlimited with the reach it has. Especially when a band is trying to find a breakthrough. Every little bit helps. Also, people don’t want to wait forever to hear the music they want. Social Media has made everything almost instant. It’s also a good way to be able to show appreciation back to listeners at any point.
Clayton- “I would have to say Leonardo da Vinci or Kurt Cobain. Da Vinci was brilliant beyond his years and I’d love to hear where his ideas come from and just watch him work. Kurt Cobain because he was everything a musician should be. He had that way about him that could make people feel what he was feeling with little effort. Nirvana paved the way for so many other bands.”
Eric- “Chris Cornell was probably the biggest influence for me. His talent and inspiration created such a breakthrough for his industry. I’d like to hear what kept him going and what it feels like to be the influence that he is.”
Yes, there is way too much emphasis on those things.
The songs on the radio sound exactly the same most of the time. We like to veer away from trendy and just be ourselves.
“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I’m not.” Cobain
Clayton – “I have always loved singing and taught myself to play guitar growing up. Writing and playing music has been and will always be a huge part of my life.”
Eric– “When Clayton and I met 7-8 years ago, we realized we thought along the same lines when it came to music. We started writing and playing any free time we had. Music is what I’ve always wanted to do.”
Down the Coast
The lyrics came easy to this song
and we felt an acoustic sound was perfect for it.
Our music is original and we try to make it as genuine as we can.
It’s important to us to have a message in all of our songs for somebody. Relating to the listener is key obviously, but we want people to know we’ve been where they are good and bad places. Making even one person feel something through a song is life changing. To accomplish that with every song would be the ultimate success.
Beautiful place with an awesome lake (Lake Cumberland). Unfortunately, the live music scene is very small. The bigger music scenes are an hour or two away.
Clayton– “Besides music, Art is my other escape. I am really in to painting and drawing. It’s something I can get lost in for hours.”
Eric- “Bass fishing is something I do every chance I get. Something about being outdoors on the water that creates good time for thinking or relaxing.”
Honestly, we haven’t had a lot of experience
with the business side of music. But the expense and competitiveness is very obvious.
Pros- We get to do what we love.
Learning from other musicians what we can do better. Being able to take chances that can lead us where we want to be. Cons- Dealing with the negativity. Not everybody is supportive. Finding time to fit everything in while making a living. It’s hard to catch a break in the music world.
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