We had the good fortune of connecting with Bishop Booker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bishop, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I chose music as my career because it has always called to me. My mother was a gospel singer and my father was a music enthusiasts. My entire family sang every second of every day. I found performing to be a natrual thing for me. I was always taught to do what you love. Making music and performing is my first love.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The road it took to get where I today was a long and arduous one. I was constantly told I would or couldn’t do it. I was laughed at for singing rock music. Not many believed in me.

There were many finacial pitfalls. But the sacrifice was worth it. I’ve quit jobs to play big shows. The big one was when I quit a job to open for Alice Cooper in El Paso. That show helped put my band on the map. It was a gamble, but I hit the jackpot on that one. Much bigger shows came flooding in.

The biggest challenge I’ve found is keeping a great and solid team together. And knowing when to make the right changes at the right time to evolve. Not everyone can grow with you. And time is very short. If the vision isn’t shared and executed by everyone involved, you will slow or impeded your growth and success.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The best day ever would start with brunch at Whiskey Cake. Chicken and Waffles washed down with mimosas! Then we hit the Star in Frisco. Cool spot to check out where the Dallas Cowboys practice. Then hit Celestial Park in Addison with my acoustic guitar in hand. It has a cool marbel structure that has perfect acoustics for singing.

By the end of the night we would catch a show at Trees in the Deep Ellum distric. The sound there is always amazing. And the best local bands play there. Not to mention, the bartenders sling good drinks.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to Casey Hess from Doosu and The Burden Brothers. He and his brother Ryan Hess opened my eyes to the music scene. My knowledge and my drive to make music souly rests with them. Their talent, passion, and love of music meant the world to me. And made me the artist I am today.

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