I recreate and build on the sounds that play in my head. Most of it is instrumental. I hear chords, melodies, and rhythms, not lyrics. Emotion is the primary driver. I've been influenced by many transcendent musicians, but I don't mind veering away from standard song structures. I try to let songs take on the form they require. My all-time favorite artists include Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Mozart, and Willie Nelson. I also grew up listening to a lot of Southern gospel and blues. I'm currently very into Nils Frahm and Caterina Barbieri. I've had the privilege to learn from them all. Take care - Carl Contact: [email protected]
It gives me peace, whether a particular song is peaceful or not. I just have to do it.
To share, understand, and connect with people through music.
I'll have to think on this one. So many options.
Seven Spanish Angels
Jimi Hendrix, Deadmau5, Miles Davis, Mozart, Zero 7, Bonobo, Pink Floyd, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen, Parliament Funkadelic, and so many others.
I don't really have a choice. I go crazy, or I make music. Technically, that's a choice, but it's not a hard one.
I don't know. I share whatever is in me when I write. I just hope others connect with it.
I'm new to putting music out there for the world to hear, so I have no insight on this.
Seems pretty good so far!
Not having as much time as I'd like to work on music. Or, having an idea and losing it before I can get it down. Both suck.
I've always gone to local venues and I usually buy whatever they're selling - even when the music isn't all that great.
I wish to hell I knew.
Carl Stevens (shameless self-promotion)