by Jennifer Retter
What made you decide to become a musician? I’ve always really been a musician. Ever since I was 11 years old, I’ve been playing guitar, drums and bass. There wasn’t really a decision point. It was more so a step to the professional musician’s life when I recorded this album. I was going to record songs, whether I went professional or not.
Where do you draw inspiration for the lyrics to your songs? Anything really. My lyrics aren’t necessarily autobiographical; they’re just things I’ve absorbed from living life, meeting people and interacting with people. I try to write about things that everyone’s experienced or is bound to experience at some point, and I think that’s what people relate to in my music.
Favorite venue in Fort Worth? I’d definitely have to say Billy Bob’s. A lot of my heroes have played there, from Pat Green to Willie Nelson. It’s really the Mecca of country music. It’s a legendary venue, and every time you play there you can feel the history and that gives you energy when you’re performing.
What do you have planned for the future? In 2012, I plan to record another EP, shoot some music videos, write a lot of songs and tour, possibly the Southeast and East Coast as well as Texas. I just want to keep on making music and getting better.