Why did you pick up an instrument in the first place?
I heard Joe Satriani’s “Always With Me, Always With You”. It hit me like a ton of bricks and literally changed my life (I could tell you the date, time of day, weather, etc. of when I heard it). That song made me realize how powerful music is and I try to garner that same feeling for myself and the listener when writing.
Where do you draw inspiration from now for songs?
Everywhere. Whether it’s a life experience (ie my song “Saudade” is about losing my grandfather) or experiences of others (ie my song “Love In Misery” is about a strained relationship knowing in order to feel sadness, you need to have loved). Because my music is instrumental, I can draw from anywhere and hope the listener builds their own story/experience from it.
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