Recently James Lowe from The IDEA Magazine sat down with one of the very exciting artists on the scene. The following is a written interview we conducted with the artist while they were working on their next CD and Tour. First off

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sensations in this interview we will attempt to figure out how this artist became such a great performer and what they have going forward.

1. Tell us about the history of the band?

I began the band in 2011 when it was just me…I did not want to go by my name. Then, my good friend and former member of Evoka, joined me as guitarist. Our first gig was for our local TEDx talks after party. Comic artist, Jesse Thomas took his place as guitarist in 2012, and we began playing gigs at coffee houses and wine bars. It was after one of our shows, that Tim Trammel, asked if we could use a drummer. We have been refining our sound since then, and we plan to record our first full album this summer.

2 What makes the band so refreshing for this day and age of music?

We are truly about creating good music that people enjoy without image…we want people to know we are real people with jobs, families, and truly doing this for the love of it.

3. What have been your high and low points since being in music?

Highs are performances or getting recognized for songs on social media sites or feedback from reverberation fans. Low points are sometimes feeling limited because of circumstance, along with a certain ageism it seems since I am an older female at times can also be frustrating.

4. How has the local responce been to your music?

People always tell us how much they enjoyed hearing us play. We were asked to play a fundraiser because one of our fans enjoys hearing us play. People are rooting for us to succeed. It is a nice feeling.

5 Tell us about how music effected you getting into music yourself?

I have loved music since I was a little girl…the first 45 I ever purchased was Blondie’s “The Tide is High”…I remember wanting to be her. I began playing piano at the age of 7 and singing in church around that same time. I almost began a band in high school, but it fizzled. I went to college with a small voice scholarship and toured with our little singing group, but never pursued it after. I continued to be a closet singer/songwriter, but I was too afraid for a very long time to share my music with anyone…until now.

We all feel like we should have given music a shot in our late teens and 20’s, but we all ended up going to college and then getting jobs, etc.

6 Where can we find you online?

Twitter: @barleycove74

7 Finally what has your sights set on for the next year, anything big in the works?

We are recording a full band album this summer, and then plan to tour outside of the Carolinas. I hope to get recognized as a songwriter as well.

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