Almost quit playing and creating music and then a spark reignited my passion after almost ten years of not playing.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a great form of energy release no matter happy, sad or mad. It transcends emotion and can pierce the soul.

What is your music dream?

I would love to make a living by playing music and creating things people can use to deal with their emotions

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Educating children will change the world. Teaching music will help heal the world

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

This one is tough it's either Coming to America by Neil Diamond or it's a church hymn

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Eric Johnson Cliffs of Dover, Randy Rhodes, Metallica, Iron Maiden, LOG, Paganini, Beethoven

What inspires you to make music?

Life itself is the inspiration. Taking the good with the bad and using that energy constructively through emotion in music.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I like my music to be interpreted as needed. I don't want to tell someone how to feel when they hear something I wrote. I prefer everyone take it as their own and let their emotions control the narrative.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

When I was younger it was amazing to play in front of an audience. Now that I'm a bit older I could take it or leave it.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The current environment for musicians is amazing yet all to easy also. Nowadays the possibilities to create music by yourself from home are endless but the downside of this is that people won't collaborate like they did in the past because it's all to easy to block or people who don't share your opinion. Musicians are going to become more sensitive than ever because they'll never be forced to hear criticism.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far Drooble has been interesting. I'm still new to it and haven't spent enough time to form a real opinion yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My frustrations are because I put off learning certain things and now I have to learn them to advance.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I'll go out to a local show when I can. I buy the merch and love representing people I know following their passion

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Learn how to play well and record even better

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Jared Johnson aka @bigjhulk aka Jared Kenneth Johnson