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Interview with Shooter Jaxx
Shooter Jaxx formed in late 2018 with the mission to make original music a main focus. Their unique fusion of country and rock spread like wildfire in the local scene. Getting a taste of life on the road only put the pedal to the metal for them to continue writing and performing their music.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Shooter Jaxx on the road, they can’t wait to bring the party to a town near you!
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Music has always been a love of mine, it's always been a great way to clear my mind and just relax.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Definitely like to spend time at home to relax! But I enjoy spending time with family and friends when I have the opportunity.
How long has music been your career?
I’ve played music for about 16 years now, but things have been much busier these last four years.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I’m from Nebraska, I’d say just growing up in a small town and spending a lot of time on my grandparents farm influenced the western side of music.
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
Probably one of my favorite shows I’ve played was in Wayne Nebraska, the crowd was an absolute blast. And the worst I’d have to say was in Burwell when I was sick and couldn’t breathe.
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
I’d say Wild Hare and Joe's Honkytonk are my top two. And I would love to play at Red Rocks.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
I’d have to say Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, ZZ Top, Whiskey Myers, and Koe Wetzel.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into music?
Be patient and just keep pushing, it takes time and there’s a lot to learn.
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?
Start sooner, and work a little harder on some things.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
I’d say You and Me, it’s just about having someone special in your life that you can always rely on.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Ghost is one of my favorites to play, and I think I usually hear someone yell for Six Gun.
What is the creative process for you, and what inspires you to write your music?
Other music really is what helps me with writing, listening to different things gives me the opportunity for new ideas and ways to be more creative.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
I have different types of songs, but all in all I just want to help anyone the way music has helped me.
Do you ever have disagreements when collaborating and how do you get past them?
Of course but that’s a part of working with other people. The biggest thing to remember is you don’t always have the best idea and someone else can suggest something and make a song so much more than it would have been.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We will be taking a little time off to get prepared for some new music! I’m very excited to get into the studio again this winter!
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