Artists/Band : Roy Muniz
Music Genre : Folk
Other Genres : Singer Songwriter
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Growing up in what is the best-known Music explosion I took notice to the Singer songwriter. Namely Neil Young was a main influencer, Graham Nash and many, many more. Acoustic music is what I’ve been used to.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
At Twelve years old, I called my music bownarrowmusic. My Late Brother Raymond played as Bow N Arrow band in Southern California and Oregon respectively. Now a day it is Roy Muniz.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Graham Nash, Neil Young, James Taylor. Many more of course. I do Love most genres of music and musicianship but turn mostly to the Songwriter.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Keeping things open. I have been in talks with a fantastic piano Player and Songwriter by the Name of Julie Anne. We are trying to work out the time and space to create.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
The Music Industry has “spoiler alert” Changed. Online instead of waiting in line is the norm today. Change is always good as long as it is healthy, and no critters are harmed right!
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
“Beauty face”. Just fun to play. “My Own Train” is so simply to play; it is surely one for a beginner. I think it has the Knack, however. A Knack to get on down the Track. OK, Moving!
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
I became a single parent of three for sixteen years. You know the commitment there is all about Love. Late 80’s, 90’s, and a bit of 2000’s. My performing dropped off, but this time period was my Songwriting Late night escape to create. I’ll just say the blessing was in the songwriting where Love relationships weren’t. I wrote about “what might be out there someday.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Most people I tell I wrote an improvisational whole song, and they hear it, are no way. I say “Yes” just pressed play/record and there you are. Not all songs make it. I do not like to play and not have the recording gear on. Many times, I’ll lost good tunes just playing outside the studio.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I haven’t been down that road. I just post music on some on-line sites just because I feel bad it’s just sitting around in my laptop. My friend Julie Anne, an outstanding Artist and Piano Player wanted to hear every song I’ve written so I let her. We hope to put something together Lord willing, soon. Check her out on Bandcamp.com
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Julie Anne, Bill Harris, Jackson Brown, Graham Nash. so many, each day is different.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Hung out with friends. Back in the day, yeah, I say that a lot, my first music get together was Me (12) My brother (Raymond) Lenard Franco, and Michael (Zobo) Anthony- Van Helen. I remember Mike had a horn of some kind.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Like fixing something, look at it, fixing it feel good. Try finding your own way! Start out open minded. Look in your heart, it’s in there…believe it! Love it!
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Be Like Jesus! There is Gold hidden at the bottom. Most great Artists at the top worked very hard to get there. Look at the Baseball scout. The effort is in the time spent to find trueness. And even then, only a small percent gets to the bigs. I know a bunch of true Artists. One could have been the 5th Beatle.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
OH…The Troggs sang it! I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. ” Love is all around” Yes, I love Originality. It says something about the Artist. People Love that…example “Tin Man” wow…Miranda Lambert hit that out on the street.
surely got my attention.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Be Kind to one other! Find a place that you love to go to and help care for it. Remember always, WE did not get here by mistake. Thank you for the opportunity to share with your audience. Again, Be Kind…Be Genuine! See you down the line.