Andy Meadows-Interview

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I started singing in the Baptist church where my dad led the music. He always used to sing around the house, he has a great baritone voice, and I think that’s probably what first inspired me.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Because I was in and around radio I grew up listening to a little bit of everything, classic country, rock and roll, 50’s doo wop music, the Rat Pack, western swing, blues and gospel. I think that eclectic mix makes it hard for me to try to confine myself to one specific genre.
 3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember, I began writing and playing guitar around 16 or so. But I was 19 before I actually wrote anything worthwhile.
 4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I play live with my 9 piece band every couple of weeks, but we’re starting to ramp up our booking to promote the new CD. We’re actually playing a show today in Corsicana, TX to kick off their annual Derrick Days celebration. I’m also about to start playing a weekly Tuesday night show that’s a little more intimate with just me and my piano player. You can see all my upcoming shows here http://andymeadows.net/shows
 5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
I was 21 the first time I played a gig with my own full band and I’ll never forget the way it felt, the energy of creating something live that an audience was reacting to in real time. The rush of being surrounded by five other guys that are in that moment with you and the way each person’s performance is reliant on the others. I don’t really know how to describe it, the only thing I could compare it to personally at the time was playing sports and maybe dunking a basketball over the opponent and having the crowd go crazy. I remember turning to my guitar player and saying something like, “Holy crap this is incredible”.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
My website, www.andymeadows.net
 

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