Trevor Green speaks with theaussieword.com in this special music interview.
How did it all begin? I grew up listening to my mom and dads record collection..Neil Young, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd and Tom Petty were a few of my early inspirations. Then my dad took me to a Grateful Dead show when I was 15 and that was it…I saw the magic of music and its energetic possibilities and from that day on music became what I did….. What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? I am motivated and inspired by the beauty that surrounds us in every breath of life…present moment, and music brings that to me. Its a spiritual grounding or meditation. I like to listen to spirit and where it guides me and my music seems to be how I process what comes through there…. What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? As an artist my goal is to allow the messages that come to me to pass through interrupted and share that deep connection with the listener. I find that the energies surrounding music are just as important as the musical message itself…..What can we expect from you in the coming months? We’ve got a full length record set for a March 15th release. Its been an incredible journey surrounding this record and we cant wait to share it…. Any plans to tour? We’ll be touring the Voice of the Wind record in North America in April and then in Australia in October of 2016…. Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music? This record was based on a fan base crowd funding campaign that sent us into the indigenous regions of Australia where we were invited and adopted by Galpu Clan elder Djalu Gurruwiwi of NE Arnhem Land. After our time there we went right into the studio to carry all that powerful magic they shared with us and infuse it into the record…. Success, what is the secret to it? Success, I believe is internal. Seems the deeper we can connect with ourselves and and our truth we can raise our vibrations and become more successful as individuals and also as a tribe…. What has been your biggest career highlight? Hard to say what the biggest highlight is. I like to say that every night playing is a highlight. The journey of playing music and connecting with people every night is a blessing. I guess if I had to pick a highlight, it was pretty amazing doing the soundtrack music for the feature film ‘This Must Be the Place’ with David Byrne and Sean Penn…. Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? I have always been deeply inspired by Michael Hedges. When I first heard him play it blew my mind. He is a big inspiration to me and my musical journey…. Any new projects in the pipeline? We’ve got the new record coming out and support tour for the 2016 year then we’ll be looking to head back into the studio. We’ll also be expanding on the Co-Creating a Dream Project that we have been working on over the past year…bridging culture and children across the globe….. The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now? We see ourselves touring the European, Australian, and American circuits….. Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists. Some of our favorite Aussie artists are Jeff Lang, John Butler, Xavier Rudd, Kim Churchill, Lloyd Spiegel to name a few…. The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye? Its pretty cool what has happened to the music industry. You can do a lot as an independent artist now days. Not so much need for the cooperate labels which I think is a good thing for the industry…. What final message do you have for us today? Head over to the site www.trevorgreenmusic.com and check out the Co-Creating a Dream Project. Its an ongoing effort to bridge culture across the globe, with the intention of honouring the sacred wisdom that is rooted within all, and remind us all that we are all woven deep into this beautiful fabric as ONE! Thanks Brian!!
Trevor Green – Voice Of The Wind – Album Teaser