Steve Burdette

Steve Burdette has been playing Rock and Roll music for more than 50 years. His specialty is the Hammond Organ and the vintage instrument is featured in most of his songs. In addition to rock, he loves blues and blues rock music.

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/steve.burdette.90

 

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-648325540

 

Store

https://steveburdette.bandcamp.com/releases

Rickshaw Lizard

Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians.

Rickshaw Lizard has many different influences in jazz, blues, funk, classic rock.  Each member approaches the music from a different sense of “home”, which gives us a unique style.  At our live shows the crowd feedback is electric.  Our audience always says we don’t sound like anybody else.

The original music usually starts with a groove from the rhythm section… or a guitar lick… or a lyrical idea… or a melody.

We’ve been playing to the point where we just know where the next change is going, even if we are free-form jamming, which we do a lot of.  It’s a great way to warm up and invent ideas on the spot.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

With the available technology it is a lot easier to release original material in a much more frequent manner.  It also means there is a flood of new talent out there, which is a great thing.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

Our rhythm section, Pete and Hans, are childhood friends from the same small town in New York State.  Playing music most of their lives, they lost touch for many years after school, and realized later that they were about a half hour away from each other in Maryland.  They played together in an original band called BUS.  Some of those ideas perpetuate today.  DrMove on guitar grew up around Washington, DC and has been a staple in the local music scene, influenced by rock, blues and funk. He handles most of the lead vocals, although we all take turns on lead vocals for certain songs.  Versatility is key.  Our man Joe on sax is steeped in R&B, soul, funk and jazz.  He brings an amazing approach from a different plane and really complements our sound.

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

It’s very convenient for the consumers but makes it very hard for musicians to sell music.  The industry hasn’t yet settled into the correct royalties’ model, but it will find a balance.

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Tell us how you see yourself in the coming time as a musician.

Our sound continues to evolve as well as our live shows.   We love to perform and also to create.  As the word gets out we’ll be doing more improvisation on stage, and it will be part of our allure to know it will be different each time.

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite presently.

We hesitate to name favorites … but certainly in there are Soulive, Orgone, the New Mastersounds, Snarky Puppy and Joe Bonamassa.

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Tell us your best song up to date and share the link.

We’ve only released so little of our material… this one is a crowd favorite: “Notion”.

https://open.spotify.com/track/6Qo6MYtbljQ3BRdSVAmzlN

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

The future … involves independent artists that can make a living releasing music globally and playing live wherever they want because the music is universal.

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.

There is a lot more “DIY” and play list curators will dictate what new music is discovered. We’d like to see the corporations have less influence and let the people choose what they listen to.

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Tell us your opinion on TV and radio stations playing the same songs from established artists mostly and giving little chances to independent artists.

Everything is in the hands of just a few conglomerates and it is not healthy.  We need to get away from the pop formulas and let music evolve with corporate telling America what to listen to.

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Tell us the challenges you think independent artists are facing and how it can be tackled.

It’s really difficult to make a living as an independent artist.  Live shows get the word out and build the audience of course.  The right balance must be struck between giving it away to be heard and having a product.

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Tell us your opinion on how corruption is affecting the society and how it can be eradicated.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.  How to eradicate it?  Everyone should find what they love rather than be told what to listen to.

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State the links to your social media and stores.

RickshawLizard.com

Facebook.com/RickshawLizard

CDbaby.com/RickshawLizard

Instagram.com/rickshaw_lizard

ReverbNation.com/RickshawLizard

Twitter.com/RickshawLizard

Facebook.com/RickshawLizard/shop

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Tell us what you think about using social media to promote music online.

It’s a great way to get music out there and to share our story, and promote our shows.

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Tell us how you start as a musician.

We all have that spark, early musical memories that eventually becomes much more.  The music is inside and has to come out.  It took a while for most of us to settle on which instrument(s) to play!

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Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career.

We love to create and to perform.  The feedback from the crowd really drives us.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song.

Your love is kudzu, exotic and energizing.  But I’ve fallen victim, to that botanical gleam in your eye.  Great stuff, written by our friend David Turnbow who is in Austin, Texas.  Pete played with him in a few bands for many years and we are grateful that he contributed this great song.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

It’s got such a great groove.  We recorded it live with several takes, with a minimum of editing.  It’s pretty much how you hear it live, except now Joe’s sax gives us more room to stretch out and groove for a bit.

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State the official date of release.

September 2016 — “Move With Me” E.P.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Rickshaw Lizard!  We wanted a unique name that conveys motion, with organic and mechanical elements.  Maybe a futuristic sci-fi comic book is in the offing.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Kudzu” is a weed that grows wild in the southwest U.S. and devours everything if left unchecked.  A great metaphor for a love song!

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

The album is called “Move With Me” E.P. which is also the name of the title track.  An apt title for original content that moves you, both spiritually and literally.

Trev

Tell us about yourself.

I’m 19 years old and from Minneapolis, MN, currently attending school at the University of Minnesota. I am a member of Minneapolis-based Nu Ground Music Group. We are a group of musicians with individual styles that seem to work together so nicely. It includes me (Trev), Rosie, JJL, Kenny C, and TNLTTRWRD.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

I have always been interested in music, and it wasn’t until senior year of high school I finally got the courage to start rapping. Over the past few years, I’ve discovered more about myself through music than anything else. Music is my outlet to be who I want to be and feel confident in doing something that people around don’t expect me to do.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.

My music genre ranges anywhere from upbeat rap to R&B to acoustic songs on my guitar. I don’t attempt to target a specific listener, rather make many different styles for the simple reason that I enjoy many genres of music and am not satisfied being put into one box as an artist. However, making bangers where I can rap and go crazy are pretty fun if I’m honest.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

My faith has always been a big part of who I am as a person and as an artist. I wrote this song wanting to show off my ability to rap and have fun, but also to boast about the power of my God. Lyrics like “I got confidence as high as Himalayas” and “I spray the devil with pepper spray” speak on my confidence in my own faith and my optimistic view on my life. I truly am doing my best to be a “visionary” and figure out what type of things are in store for my life and music career.

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Tell us about the problems you are facing as a musician.

Being in college and trying to balance my time is definitely a struggle. Feeling like I can’t always dedicate the amount of time I want to writing and recording can be tough.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.
I recorded the song at The Institute of Production and Recording alongside my engineer Switched Audio. We got the song recorded in about two hours, but after waiting for the feature to get back and mixing the rest of the song together, it took me about 5 months to actually put the song out.

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List the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.

The song has been featured on Rapzilla and played on DJ Sean Blue’s Street Hymns radio so far.

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goals.

I have opened for artists like Huey Mack and YONAS, while also performing in multiple shows on campus at the U of M. Nu Ground Music Group is performing in March at University of Minnesota- Morris’ spring show, as well as other possible upcoming shows. I don’t know exactly what I want to do in my individual career, but I do know I want to do what I enjoy and have as many people hear my music as possible.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I don’t have a crazy childhood or backstory; I’m inspired by, but I do have my everyday emotions and things I go through that at the end of the day, usually end up on paper. I like to create stories and be real about my own personal struggles I go through. I don’t fake anything when I write; I’m just inspired by my desire to be real and vulnerable in my own songs.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

First off, have your lyrics memorized when you’re going to record!!! Second, don’t be someone you aren’t- people appreciate vulnerability and realness when they hear music.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Don’t waste time being scared of what people will think of you… if you want to make a song and put it on Soundcloud or whatever, GET THAT STUFF OUT THERE!

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

The shows I’ve done are definitely a highlight, performing 6 times in the couple years I’ve done this. One song on SoundCloud has reached over 80,000 plays. I dropped my first mixtape last May.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually have a beat/chords on my guitar picked out/created before I begin to write lyrics. I like to have an idea of the mood it brings and what I want to write about first. In the studio, like I said, I try to have my lyrics memorized when recording so I can let loose and not worry about what I have to say next.

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Name the artists you are willing to collaborate with.

I am willing to collaborate obviously with the other 4 artists in Nu Ground Music Group. Aside from that, I’m usually pretty open to anyone who shares the same passion as me for music and understands it/knows what they’re doing when it comes to writing and recording. I like to involve my friends, but I also value the importance of keeping my music at a high level of quality.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for purchase of your songs.

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/treyvonmusic/visionary-ft-reeves-junya

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/4YihAi18n6rAqB4Ro1kG3R

Itunes

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1342245684?ls=1&app=itunes

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day was probably performing at The Garage when all my friends and family came to watch me.

I honestly can’t think of a saddest day. I’ve never lost someone too close to me; I’ve never even been through a breakup!

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would pay off my tuition and invest the rest. The stock market has been volatile this last week, but over the last year it’s been crazy good. With some money in mutual funds to keep my risks balanced. I’d need to buy a house.

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Discuss music promotion and how to boost fan base.

Aimlessly throwing SoundCloud links around doesn’t help much. Putting some money into social media advertisements can help, as well getting music featured on blogs like this! I have put a ton of money into promotions, however I have been scammed by promoters saying they will retweet or repost links then end up ghosting me.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.
While I’m young and have the time to do other things, I truly have no excuses for being lazy. My weekdays are busy with school, then most weekends I’ll be working on music instead of partying or whatever as lame as that sounds.

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State the official date of release.

Release date- 2/5/18.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
My artist name is “Trev” and my real name is Trevor Siebold. I chose Trev because it’s simple and not trying to be something. I’m not picking some crazy names.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Visionary” – I’m slowly but surely figuring out what I want to do with my life and the plan that God has for me.

Infamuz

Go into detail on why you decide to choose music as a career. 

Music has always been a release for me, and I love the process of creation & creativity. I enjoy listening to a lot of different genres other than what I produce to gain insight and understanding on how artists approach their tracks. This journey is a never ending learning experience, and isn’t that what life is all about? Learning and growing!

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans concerning your music. 

They tell me that with every track I get better and more mature with my sound that I’m creating. I also get a lot of support to drop the unreleased music I play for them.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music. 

It’s just great to utilize it to reach new ears that you couldn’t have reached on your own or with word of mouth. Also to keep your fans updated with everything that’s going on in your career.

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Brief us about the recording of this song. 

Me and my homeboy Chex recorded this track at the Ward 3 studio in New Jersey in about an hour of writing and bouncing ideas back and forth.

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Tell us the story behind the song. 

Basically just a flex, a lil insight of our lives from two fly guys ya feel me.

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State your area of specialization in music. 

Primarily hip-hop & cloud rap.

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Tell us how long it takes to finish a song from the start. 

It all depends on how I’m feeling at the time, where I’m at, who I’m with, etc. It can be anywhere from a few hours to weeks.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody. 

I sort of just start rhyming and getting a flow off of the production’s vibe and then I start to gather my thoughts together on how to paint the picture I want to convey.

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Discuss music generally in full details. 

Music is life, love and expression; on so many different levels I can’t even grasp the words to explain honestly haha. I just can say that without music, I wouldn’t know what I’d be doing. Music saves me every single day.

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons. 

Orchestra, Hip-Hop, Alternative Rock, R&B, Jazz. Growing up, I listened to a lot of classic, old-school Soul, R&B & Jazz because of my mother. Being a kid, I listened to so many orchestral cues in video games that I just fell in love with the vast and vivid songwriting. From there I ventured off into Rock & Punk before I slowly dug deep into the underground Hip-Hop scene, and here I am today, producing it.

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Discuss your rehearsal. 

Sound check to make sure everything sounds good level-wise, warm up for a few times and then I’m ready to go.

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State your favourite musical instruments. 

Drums, Pan Flute & Harp.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance. 

Whenever I perform I try to get the crowd involved and interact with them during the show. I feed off of them and they feed off of me, but we all have a great time regardless!

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Discuss your personality in full details. 

I’m a pretty quiet person outside of making music… very mellow & like to keep to myself.

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Tell us about your musical background.

I came from being a Jersey Club producer and DJ when I was younger in high school. I’ve done tons of events, local and tri-state and had a pretty good following at the time. Now it’s time to reach new audiences and new ears with my fresh sound.

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List your musical work. 

Trappin Soul EP, Dream Zone, and a couple singles, SSG Freestyle, Feng Shui, and Steez.

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Give us the links to purchase your music and contact you. 

Itunes

https://itunes.apple. com/us/artist/infamuz/ 1265543833

Instagram & Twitter

@infamuzchief

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Share your memorable experiences with us. 

So many parties with my crew, turnt up having a good time, especially the crazy moments. Can’t give out too much info though.

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State the official date of release. 

February 8, 2018. (My birthday!).

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it. 

Infamuz. That derives from my old stage name, The Infamous Dj Tev.

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State the title of the song and the meaning. 

“Steez”. Basically means your steelo, your swagger, sauce, drip, whatever you want to call it.

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

My project name is still in the works, but I can give a small hint: it’s influenced by the fashion era of the late 2000s.

Caleb Brown

Share your life story with us.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I spent most of my childhood in Fort Myers, Florida. I began playing guitar at the age of 6, learning from my dad who is a songwriter as well. I took to it immediately and devoted most of my free time to developing my musical talents.

After high school I decided to pursue a nonmusical degree but quickly realized that I did not enjoy the pursuit of things non music related. I left school to do an Americorps program for 10 months all over the west coast and then moved to Atlanta, GA with my older brother. He and I currently remain in Atlanta, GA pursuing music.

Last June my mother tragically passed away. It was, and is, the hardest thing that has happened in my life. She was an incredible woman who made me much of the person I am today and gave me guidance throughout my life. I miss her dearly but also feel very grateful for her influence in my life and the time I had with her. She exposed me to a gambit of musical styles and I credit her with giving me the qualities and perspectives in music that set me aside as an artist.

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List the names of those that have assisted you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them.

My older brother Josh Brown, who performs under the name Jack Muta, is an incredibly talented producer, musician, and rapper. He has helped me immensely in expanding the quality and content of my music and in defining the entirety of my style.

My parents are the reason I picked up music in the first place and the reason that I felt capable of pursuing it as a career. They’ve given me nothing but support since the day I was born.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring.

Recording has always been a love-hate relationship with me. I hate the tedium and logistics of it. I hate the feeling of going over something a million times to get it right. However, the feeling of picking that perfect guitar sound out on the pedal or the ideal countermelody to sing is remarkable. Of course, the finished product is so satisfying it makes the nitty gritty of the process well worth it.

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Go into detail about your songwriting process.

As my beginnings as an artist were on guitar, most of my songs start there. I’ll play a riff that catches my ear and I feel all the emotions of the song right then and there. The rest of the process is just trying to live up to it.

I often go straight to lyrics or sometimes flesh out the structure. It’s very rare I’ll finish production before the lyrics. Although, there are times where I’ll sing out just a line that strikes me and build from there. Those are usually some of the most striking lines.

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Brief us on what you have on the way for your fans out there.

I’m finishing production, recording and mixing on my next 5 song EP. The project is more in line with my ideal sound which is more natural and full than my last two projects. I’m working hard to grow as a musician while not letting my career fall by the wayside as I am certainly more interested in the playing and performing than anything else.

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base.

I’m bad at everything to do with being a musician besides the music. In other words, I’m learning. I’m getting used to utilizing social media, which a lot more fun than I thought it would be, as well as seeking out online opportunities and setting up shows. I’m doing my best to be my own hype man but in practice it’s less like hype and more like casual mentions.

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Tell us a point in time that you just feel like giving up on your music career.

Always and never. I have a very innate sense of pessimism so that comes with regular bouts of self-doubt and futilism. That being said, every time that thought strikes me, I immediately recognize the joy that music brings me that’s unlike anything else in this world. I can’t see myself doing anything else and being entirely fulfilled.

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Go into detail on how you make your instrumentation or melody.

Melodies for me are often just sung atop the guitar until I’m struck with something. I often play lead over the chord structure to come up with a vocal tune. The instrumentation is always a dice roll. I do most of the instrumentation in my production myself but my brother will almost always do the drums and a lot of the keys work in my music.

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Tell us the best way to get in touch with you on social media.

My Instagram, while new is certainly the most active but I also regularly go on my Soundcloud as well as my Reverbnation:

@calebbrownatl

http://www.soundcloud.com/calebmbrown

http://www.reverbnation.com/calebbrownmusic

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Give us the links to your various stores.

https://calebbrownatl.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/47RRGrZbY8ug0xPRk0FWTb

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/caleb-brown/1324235197

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Tell us your favourite genre of music.

Blues is where it all started for me. My music is obviously influenced by pop, blues, jazz, and R&B but I love all roots music as well as pop, hip hop, and folk. Almost everything. The only music I don’t listen to very much is metal, EDM, and radio friendly country. Still, I appreciate many aspects from those latter genres.

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Tell us the subject matter of most of your songs.

Admittedly, almost all of my music falls into the two categories of ‘love’ and ‘introspection.’ However, my hope is that the music also expands beyond that to cover things like associated emotions, overarching ideas, irony, growth, and others.

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Tell us all we need to know about this song.

“Stuck In The Middle” is one of my favorite finished songs of mine because it represents my style very well as it combines R&B, pop, and jazz. It’s a song about the moment immediately following the end of a relationship. You assume your ex is doing great while you’re experiencing the sum of everything that you’ve invested into that time together disappears.

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Tell us what you think about digital distribution and streaming.

I think it’s a double edged sword. In one sense it’s an incredible tool to decrease the barriers to entry for music to be consumed by anyone with an electronic device which is great considering how expansive musical styles are becoming.

On the other hand, the companies who do it are often criticized with good reason for being unfair to artists. The monetization of art is tricky.

Also, I love vinyls, tapes, and CDs as they are such a romantically tangible way to listen to and own music.

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Tell us various ways that artists can boost their revenue.

Be active in your career. NOW. And in every avenue. Take the time to brainstorm ways to get exposure. Reach out to publications. Go to shows. Talk to musicians. Play out. Making connections begets more connections which snowballs into opportunities. It’s a lesson I wish to have learned a long time ago.

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Tell us your thought on self-training and going to educational institution to study music.

I think it’s completely dependent on the musician. In my opinion there are certain styles which lend themselves to formal training and expansive intellectual study. I would be on the side of educational institutions for improvement in music. That being said, taking a class on something like punk music seems counter intuitive.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song.

I don’t know how to write a hit song. I haven’t written a hit song. I do however have a lot of thoughts on the characteristics of a hit.

Pop music gets a lot of negative responses in the industry because of the process in which it is put together and because not every song on the radio is a hit by its own merit any more. In my opinion there’s nothing wrong with certain songs becoming iconically popular. There’s something incredible to me about being able to make a unique song with a familiar subject and an original take that resonates with people both sonically and lyrically. The people who sky rocket to fame out of nowhere by writing a hit song deserve it most of the time because it is an art in and of itself.

I try to put accessibility to entry and familiarity subjects into my songs because I love the idea of my music resonating in a simple yet distinct way.

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State the official date of release.

November 28th, 2017.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Caleb Brown. I saw it on a sticker and liked the original sound of it because nobody has a name like that. So I changed it from Ferraro Sizzle to Caleb Brown.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Stuck In The Middle” is a reference to being in the middle of the heartache. But also, “The Middle” refers to the mental state of still feeling like you’re in the middle of the relationship.

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

“Gettin On” is the name of the first track on the EP, but it also represents what this project was for me, which is a progression of my development as a musician both stylistically and mentally.

Lynn Moffatt

Go into detail on why you decide to choose music as a career.

I didn’t choose music, music chose me.  I actually wasted a lot of time trying to find something else that I wanted to put as much energy into as I do music, but it never worked out.  I would say that music was just a hobby when I knew deep down how I really felt because I was afraid.  But if you want to be really good at something you need to throw yourself into it and go for it – with risks comes reward.  So now, to me, music is my life career, I will continue to evolve as an artist and enjoy the ride.

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans concerning your music.

With my latest releases, I’ve really pushed my country sound and have had great support from many fans.  I have a close group of supporters here in Toronto who make it out to every show.  Toronto is not necessarily a hub for country music but we’ve had so many great shows in this city.  And with YouTube and social media, I’ve had new fans connect with me from all over the world- there is a growing market for country music in India and Africa perhaps! From some of the feedback I’ve gotten, people are looking for 2 things- 1- more solo acoustic intimate performances and; 2 more grit, swagger, and groove in the full band recordings.  With my upcoming EP release, I’m hoping to showcase the rocking, vulnerable, and chill sides of my style of country music.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music. 

As an artist, social networking is a double-edged sword.  It’s so useful to connect with your fans and to new audiences, to learn about other artists, and resources that are available.  However, it’s also gigantic and difficult to navigate; it’s so easy to get swept into rabbit holes and waste hours of time.  But, music is for the people and the people congregate in online social realms and therefore social networking is extremely relevant- understanding how to use it in a meaningful way is the challenge.

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Brief us about the recording of this song. 

We recorded this song at Chris Hall’s studio located in the Junction in Toronto.  After touring it acoustically and jamming it with the full band for months we laid down bed-tracks with the entire band present.  After that, we went in numerous times to create the sound we wanted- adding piano parts, harmonies, and smoothing everything over.  When I first wrote this song I was singing it a lot more relaxed, almost sadly…but in the studio, we decided to go for it and give it a bubblier feel -it became more uplifting and optimistic which was definitely better.

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Tell us the story behind the song. 

The song is called “Checking It Out” but it wasn’t always called that…It was called “Checking Out.”  And it was actually had the opposite meaning of “Check it out”- instead of seeking new challenges it was about staying afloat with the bare minimum.  When I was rehearsing it with my guitar player he thought I was saying “Check It Out” and the more I thought about that, the more I liked that idea better.  I didn’t even have to change too many other lyrics for the meaning to come across.  It’s about being brought into a world that seems just since it’s the only world you know.  But once you realize that there is more to discover maybe it is scary but why not give yourself the opportunity, as much as possible, to learn new things and explore other places.  Check it out until you are checking out.

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State your area of specialization in music. 

I am a singer, songwriter, and performer.  I love to be on stage and I love to sing anything.  I’ve always been drawn to the microphone and have spent hundreds of hours performing in cover bands.  My dream is to get on the largest stages and sing the songs I have written but I’m also open to other people performing my songs.  Just so long as I can keep making music.  I also play the acoustic guitar and dabble in almost every instrument but my strength is my ear and vocal abilities.

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Tell us how long it takes to finish a song from the start. 

Sometimes I finish a song in minutes, sometimes days, months, and sometimes I don’t finish a song at all.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody. 

A lot of the time what I will do is create a first verse and chords for the chorus with some key words, and then I will listen to it over and over again to feel it and imagine different melodies.  Then a phase will develop and I can write the lyrics in…I make good use of the online thesaurus as well as a rhyming dictionary.  I often will write down pages of brainstorming bubbles and ideas in order to try to find something that makes sense for the feeling I am trying to communicate.

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Discuss music generally in full details. 

Music is a sense, just like smell, taste, and touch. It has its own place in the human brain and can be interpreted by all people.  It causes us to move physically and emotionally, offers new ways of understanding, and provides us with a sense of connectedness.  There are infinite ways to create and enjoy sound and music and there’s is so much more we can do with it in the future.

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons. 

Classic Country- Reason: Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson.

Rock & Roll- Reason: Elvis, Johny Cash, The Beatles.

Rock & Electronic- Reason: David Bowie, Metronomy, Hot Chip.

Art Rock- Reason: Jeff Buckley, Antony and The Johnsons, Cat Power).

Folk – Reason: (Lenard Cohan, Joni Mitchelle, Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground, Byrds).

…there are a lot more.

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Discuss your rehearsal. 

Practice, practice, procrastinate, practice.

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State your favorite musical instruments. 

Piano.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance. 

I always try to connect with individuals within the audience as well as try to make the audience feel more connected to each other…There is definitely eye contact, casual banter, jokes, and laughter.  I want them to get as into the music as I am.

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Discuss your personality in full details. 

I’m pretty laid back but also very excitable under the right circumstances.  I feel like a chameleon, for better or worse, my personality adapts to the environment.

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Tell us about your musical background. 

I grew up with music as the main past time.  We were out in the middle of nowhere so when I was looking for something to do I would often select to pluck around on the piano or put together a puzzle while listening to my headphones.  My mom played the piano so I would always sing while she played.  I learned the trumpet, tenor sax, and violin during school since I was lucky to attend schools with a pretty well-stocked instrument closet and inspirational music teachers.  I learned how to play the guitar in university and eventually began performing live shows. I then toured with a number of cover bands as a front person. Then a belly dancing show. Then created the Lynn Moffatt Band!

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List your musical work. 

Again (Released Sept 2017)

Dark Room (Released Oct 2017)

Check It Out (Released Feb 2018)

Taken Away (Now only available at www.lynnmoffatt.com)

Other collaboration/groups include SidePonyNation, Ancient Rumblings, The Sunday Afternoons.

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Give us the links to purchase your music and contact you. 

WEBSITE

https://www.lynnmoffatt.com/music

ITUNES

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lynn-moffatt/id1272328949

SPOTIFY

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1uLLXrOkFkBLIh1EAnKSnx

SOUNDCLOUD

https://soundcloud.com/lynnmoffattmusic

YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVSQkoYCX4QZxcwi6QoDYIg

INSTAGRAM

instagram.com/lynnmoffattmusic

FACEBOOK

Facebook.com/lynnmoffattmusic

EMAIL

Booking@lynnmoffatt.com

EPK

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1stMcsbqIlP1e6GOJ8_Mb8Gajgee-zVCL/view?usp=sharing

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

Once there was a person crowd surfing at my show- in a wheelchair- that was wild.

Every day on tour is an adventure; we’ll have to get into more details later!

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Tell us the good and bad side of mankind you know. 

Like what I was trying to communicate in my song “Dark Room,” everyone has a dark side. We all balance somewhere between our ‘bad’ and our ‘good.” and sometimes the lines really blurry.

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State the official date of release. 

“Check it out” was released Feb 9 2018.

The EP to be released in March 2018.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it. 

Lynn Moffatt- on my birth certificate. I have many nicknames but this one always been a constant. 🙂

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

About “Check it Out”:

“The song is about exploring, maintaining momentum, and not settling or becoming complacent. The road ahead is rocky, there are mountains that are impossible to climb, and unexpected obstacles will inevitably get in your way. But we only have one life to do anything our heart desires. Enjoy the ups and downs, twist and curves- it’s a big world out there… so check it out.”

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

Right now the going title for my 7 song EP is ” Seven Wonders”…