ARTIST NAME: Ronald Dorsey
SONG TITLE: Cost Me A Bottle of Jack
ALBUM TITLE: Cost Me A Bottle of Jack
RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2019
Discuss your music career.
I started singing in church at age 9. I played and sang in various bands throughout the years, work on songwriting, and here I am today, with a new hit single, “Cost Me A Bottle Of Jack.”
Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.
I love acoustic performances with just piano or guitar along with my voice.
List the names of your biggest supporters.
My producer: Mike Griot
My duet partner: Margeaux Davis
My friends and family.
Discuss your experience as an artist.
It’s been fun and enlightening along the way. Everyday encounters furnish me with food for songs.
Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
Trying to record in the studio with inexperienced musicians.
Discuss the story behind the song.
The story was inspired by a gambler I knew who also drank too much.
Tell us how to fund a music project.
I used the proceeds from teaching music lessons to finance this project.
Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.
The audience for shows that I do are very cool, calm, and collective.
I think the makeup of the audience has a lot to do with the overall safety of the performance.
Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.
Do it from your heart and you’ll never have any regrets.
Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.
Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.
I do vocal exercises for at least an hour every other day.
To protect my voice, I stay away from smokers and try not to shout or speak loudly.
Discuss your best mood during a performance.
I’m always happy when I can perform.
List your best artists with reasons.
Reckless Kelly: amazing acoustic performance of great songs.
John Mayer: the versatility to perform in many genres with equal skill.
Discuss your existence as an artist.
I teach, write, and perform music for a living.
Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing society and the solution.
Homelessness is a big problem. The solution is to bring back factory jobs to the big cities.
Discuss your songwriting and recording.
I write on piano and guitar. I record the naked piano or guitar version and then work with a producer to get a great studio performance with a band for the final product.
I don’t use any drum machines or samples.
I only use musicians for all my recordings.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Ronald Dorsey (that’s my name).
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Cost Me A Bottle Of Jack – I lost a bet and paid with a bottle of Jack Daniels.