Interview: Tex Moonlight
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I was surrounded by a lot of music growing up. Parents always had the radio on, my father was a singer, and it seemed like everybody in the neighborhood was a musician or a huge music fan. As for life without music…I shudder to think!
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I like to write and I’m also interested in filmmaking. Any form of storytelling has always enthralled me.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I grew up in Baltimore and live in Los Angeles now. I think the biggest influence was growing up in a neighborhood with a bunch of kids. Everybody had older brothers and sisters that turned us onto a lot of different bands.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Me, Sharon Van Etten, Grant Lee Phillips, Orville Peck, and Jamie Wyatt. And after the show, Shooter Jennings would approach me to produce my next record!!!
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Enjoy the ride, and don’t be so hard on yourself.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Hmmmm, all of them have a little story, a bit of me in them. Some more than others I guess. “Roll You Up” off my first album would be in the top three though. It was my first earnest attempt at an unabashed love song.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
That every little thing is gonna be alright.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
The plan is always to keep writing and trying to get better at it. I’m looking forward to a big release this Fall. I have a song about Amy Winehouse coming out that I really dig.