Soul Garage Band, Black Alley (members: Kacey- Lead Singer; Animal – Drummer; Josh – Bass; Eric – Lead Guitar; Hope – Keys; Mack – Keys; Beedy – Percussion)
Why is celebrating Black music important to you?
(Kacey) Celebrating black music is important because it allows for a period of reflection. Seeing the changes and the growth of music is phenomenal. Black music is so diverse and yet so relatable. The expression and emotion of black music is so powerful.
(Beedy) Black music is beautiful, so cool and so inspiring to me. Black Music made me the musician I am today.
What do you think of the current state of the music industry?
(Kacey) I think that artists who have a true love and passion for their craft have a certain transparency about them. There is some music that has infiltrated the industry that will soon be forgotten. But true music and the love for the art will live forever. There are so many talented musicians and artists around the world, I think soon, they will put on Main Street again.
What is your favorite song currently?
(Eric) Wiz Khalifa – The Code
What do you love almost as much as music?
(Josh) The only thing I can say I love as much as music is being a father! My baby girl Janaya Mone’ is my world! She changed my life for the better and she’s helping me to understand what a father truly is.
Who influences you most?
(Hope) Musically I’m influenced the most by Herbie Hancock and Peterson.
A world without music is…?
(Eric) George Orwell’s 1984
(Mack) A world with out music would be less creative; everything would be serious and dry. Without music there wouldn’t be any dancing, instruments, or even singing. With out music we lose everything that is associated it. Bottom line, the world would be a boring place.
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