Songwriting and A Natural Fact: Steve Strongman
“They were written over a period of about two years. I tried some songs electric and then switched them up a little bit. I write more through personal experience. It’s however I feel. I try not to think about it too much.”
“Maybe with a certain special song I would re-record it. But most of the time I’m just moving forward and doing new material.”
“I’ve still got a lot of time, after all the CD is basically brand new. I’ll let it sit and see how I feel. We’ll see how this CD does.”
“I would say, if they’re musicians who are reading it, it’s about hard work and dedication. I’m a musician. I don’t do anything else. This is what I do. I work all the time at being the best songwriter, the best performer I can be. It’s essentially my life’s work. When people see that you’re doing well, touring with Buddy Guy, opening for Joe Cocker, they say, “Wow look at this!” but I’ve be doing this since I was sixteen.”
“If it happens it happens. It doesn’t change your approach. If that happens that would be absolutely phenomenal. It’s the time in between those moments of getting recognition and winning awards that matter.”
The rest of this interview will be published on August 15 when the next issue of Greater Hamilton Musician comes out.