Mark Stone of LaGrunge Music interviewed by Drooble Radio

Drooble Radio: What is music to you? What does it give you? 

LaGrunge Music: Music is like breathing. There's nothing more essential to surviving the bad times or celebrating the good ones 

Drooble Radio: What is your music dream? 

LaGrunge Music: To write a song that lasts beyond me 

Drooble Radio: If you could change the world - what would you start with? 

LaGrunge Music: I'd rid the world of hate and ignorance and celebrate love and understanding 

Drooble Radio: Which is the most memorable song from your childhood? 

LaGrunge Music: Thin Lizzy The Cowboy Song 

Drooble Radio: Who are your favorite musical artists or bands? 

LaGrunge Music: ZZ Top, Charlie Daniels, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden

Drooble Radio: What inspires you to make music? 

LaGrunge Music: Life and its experiences, music, just the ambition to connect to new people and create...actually I can't think of 1 good reason not to. 

Drooble Radio: What is the message you want to send with your music? 

LaGrunge Music: It depends on the song but generally I want folks to celebrate life. Music can help us get through the bad times and helps us celebrate the good ones 

Drooble Radio: How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience? 

LaGrunge Music: It's my favorite place to be. There's just energy there. There is nothing else like it in my humble opinion. There's a very deep connection that happens when people get you and they know the words to your songs because they connect with you like you were speaking for them 

Drooble Radio: How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved? 

LaGrunge Music: I think it's what you make it but in my eyes the days of being a pompous jerk celebrity rockstar are over. I think there was a time folks ate that up. I'm not sure that works anymore and at the very least it never worked for me. Success to me is being able to do the music I want to do without compromise and connect with people who can identify with the band and I. I'd like to circle further and further out and eventually spend more time on the road unless we are recording and then COVID happened and I'm just thankful I have a home studio and still make music with friends. 

Drooble Radio: What do you think of Drooble? 

LaGrunge Music: Update: I genuinely like it here and have enjoyed connecting with a few folks to work on collaborations and that ain't bad. So far it seems like a community willing to help creatives connect. I'm the #1 contributor this week so I keep coming back and I don't think I'd be here if I didn't have something to offer and visa versa which is super healthy. I do enjoy the Drooblillions 

Drooble Radio: What frustrates you most as a musician? 

LaGrunge Music: Sometimes there are obstacles that seem impossible to pass and those situations are definitely frustrating. I think you have to choose your battles. Also breaking down a very large goal into small reachable goals is called a plan not a dream but its good to have both aligned accordingly 

Drooble Radio: Do you support your local scene as a fan? How? 

LaGrunge Music: I go out and see other bands when I'm not playing. My top 5 albums are all tied to the local scene 

Drooble Radio: What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience? 

LaGrunge Music: Patience and good music, I think it's more about developing a relationship with people who identify with you and your songs. I think the old model expects if you play it folks will come. I think now it's more about giving people an experience a memory something that lasts. Give them a reason to come they've already been to the building. Grit-I think there's a tenacity component in play that is 100% necessary if you want to make music your life's work. Be open to opportunities and be willing to try new things. You may find your dream evolves over time or you may make an action plan to break down your large dreams and see them realized in a plan of action 

Drooble Radio: Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of. 

LaGrunge Music: New Black 7, The GooDBarS, The Dagnabits, The Honey Dogs, Daisy Dillman, 
The Hell Country Truckers and Papa Bear Norton

Leave a comment