Asa and Eric Share Their Musical Journey, From Inspirations to Live Performances, in the Heartfelt Mak Daddy Revue
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Today We Have The Pleasure To Have This Duo On Goathead!
GH: Hey guys! That's a First For Us To Interiew a Father and Son Duo! Curious on what inspired you to start writing music?
Asa: Growing up and witnessing my dad perform live music was a significant inspiration. Observing people express themselves through music has always been a powerful source of motivation for me.
Eric: I've been playing in bands since college, mostly original stuff. I've always admired musicians who take the step to create songs that resonate with others.
GH: Can you tell us more about your experience performing live at gigs and what was the most memorable experience you had?
Asa: The most fun I've had at a gig was when I traveled to Chicago with friends to play at a bar. We drove up and back in the same night, and just hitting the road with my boys is something I'll never forget.
Eric: I played in all kinds of venues, big and small. I opened for some notable acts. There are definitely some wild stories from the road. But playing live shows with my son is definitely the highlight of my time. Watching him tear up the guitar leads after all the hard work he has put into rehearsing is quite satisfying.
GH: How is your process of songwriting set around?
Asa: My songwriting process typically begins with some sort of inspiration. It could be another piece of music, a piece of art, or even just a noise I hear, but just something to get that initial spark of creativity that can be built upon.
Eric: It's the same with me. Sometimes I get an idea for a song while in the car, just sort of muttering to myself nonsensically. I'll record those ideas and listen to them later. Most of it can be considered rubbish, but every now and then there is a gem of an idea. That's when the real work begins with me and Asa, as we polish that idea.
GH: What motivates you to create music and bring awareness to different situations through your songs?
Asa: Music for me personally has helped me get through some rough times in my life, and I think that has been a driving force as to why I create music. Music can be a very powerful and moving thing, and that definitely inspires me to create.
Eric: Same for me. I can't think of a time when music hasn't had a positive influence on my life. If I can bring our stuff to other people and enhance their life, that's a big motivation.
GH: Could you share some insights into your next projects?
Asa: I think there's going to be some songs in the works this year from Mak Daddy Revue, so stay tuned for that.
Eric: We are building all of our collateral material now since one of our songs "I'm Leavin" has had some good streaming on various sites. We will also concentrate on live shows this spring and summer, culminating with a trip to play some festivals in the UK in August. Should be a dynamite year.