The day that I discovered that there is only one me, I started becoming more comfortable as an artist.
Listen to the live interview Episode #505: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10183571
GETTING TO KNOW FC WESTCOTT
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: FC Westcott (Solo aritist Singer/Songwriter)
Song name: Someone Else’s Arms
Music Genre: Americana, Country, Singer/Songwriter
This song is about…
Regret and the difficulty of letting go. My music is heartfelt, honest Americana country. Melodic with straight forward lyrics.
Link to play:
Music video: https://youtu.be/xc_ps0ht7lA
Recorded in Aspen Leaf Studio in Colorado.
I have a home studio but I don’t have the patience to be a great engineer so I don’t use it much . I much prefer to use a studio and working with a professional is highly recommended.
I live in…
Two places: 1. Grand Junction, Colorado. The music scene here is cyclic and the number of venues is always changing. There is not much of an original music scene, which is why I spend time in Austin. The town speaks for it’s self. The culture is bustling and original music and it is not just accepted, it is expected. Also, it is a hub for my particular genre (Americana).
I am a business owner…
but in the past few years I’ve been able to sink some time into my music business. It’s not easy. Marketing yourself is totally different that marketing your business. It’s less comfortable to market yourself as an entertainer. Booking gigs is also a challenge. There’s a ton of work involved. Big things to focus on would be excellent photography, high quality music production, and gathering a great team of people to work with.
What defines “Success” to you..
In my opinion, if what you are doing fulfills you and does not negatively impact others, you are successful. As I see it, “success” and “achievement” should not be confused. Fulfillment for me has always come from pursuing my gifts and passions, and my achievements are just a result of that. So, “Success” to me is really the journey of following your dreams and your best chance to “achieve” is by fiercely doing so.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking..
I can‘t say that any piece of advice stands out to me. The day that I discovered that there is only one me, I started becoming more comfortable as an artist. There are so many amazingly talented people in the world and it is easy to say “I could never sing or play like that” or “there is no way that I could write that song”. However, each of us has a unique set of characteristics or talents that set us apart. I still have to remind myself of that when I go see other artists.