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Interview with Scot Sier
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
How long have you been making music?
I have been playing music all of my life starting at the age of three strumming on a mandolin! I was a child prodigy violinist, until I heard Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner…
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana and now residing in the La Quinta California desert. (I consider myself a geo-artist.) I write music that picks up the essence of the creative energy of the area and its people.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
One of my favorite shows was performing with the Beat Box Orchestra I put together in San Francisco. It was a world rock band that combined influences of North African rhythms, beat box vocals, infused with classical, jazz and roots music.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
The Fillmore in San Francisco is on the list.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Aaron Sterling on drums, Chris Chaney on bass and Max Hart on keys. (All of whom I recorded on my new “Space And other Things” record.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into making music and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
I would advise that musicians learn their craft by playing along with records of their favorite artists. Keep an open mind and explore all styles of music to create a style you can call your own.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Shining Light. It is a song I wrote for my mother who passed away from an aneurism in the prime of her life. It is written in a one-of-a kind guitar tuning I heard in a dream.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Shining Light, Miss Your Smile, The Painter, Cowboy and Harvester Grille.
What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
My guitar dictates that once I pick it up. The energy starts in the connection between the instrument and whatever I was thinking about that manifests itself into song.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music, if so please tell me about them?
My goal is to make music that connects people to social causes that are important for advancing the art form.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
My plan is to release three records this year, perform them live, release a new guitar I designed called the Chromemaster and an indie activist record label I started called Deep Under Cover Records.
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
You can follow me on all the social sites: https://linktr.ee/scotsier