Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?
I always enjoyed singing. Growing up I would sing along with the radio, and at the age of 15, started playing guitar and writing songs. I wasn’t serious about it until the age of 25. That’s when I quit my job in banking and moved from small-town Texas to the city of Austin. The band formed in 2006 when a songwriter friend of mine and I decided to move beyond the open mic scene. We found some like minded individuals and played as much as possible. Ten years, four studio albums and a few thousand miles later, Uncle Lucius is still touring and growing. Continue reading SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Uncle Lucius
Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? Personally it was hearing Def Leppard and Guns n Roses when I was 8 and getting stupidly excited, like a whole new forbidden world had opened up right before me. I know the rest of the band all full-on love music in the same way, and I assume they had similar experiences with different artists at some pivotal moment in childhood or adolescence. The Meow Meows started when we gathered together the remains of a few broken up Brighton bands and decided to pool our scant resources. We were content to get drunk and practice on a Wednesday evening in the decommissioned freezer underneath our bassist’s shop. Then we started getting offered gigs, decided to make a record, and then thought it would interesting to see how far we could take it whilst still remaining true to the reason we got together in the first place.
Music sensation Martika joined me on the phone for a special live interview on 98.9 North West FM this morning – catch the full interview here and for more updates and tickets to her upcoming Totally 80’s shows here in Australia visit martikamartika.com!
Paul Johnson from Canyon City speaks with Brian Peel in a special JOY 94.9 interview all the way in Nashville.
From his humble early beginnings in the music industry at college to drawing from the inspiration of global musical icons Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and Neil Young to embarking on his solo writing and independent music career, Canyon City’s music will move you.
Canyon City has great plans for the future, this is one artist to keep your eye on.
The new EP Smoke and Ash is out now and available on iTunes.