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

Hi Brian, how do you think about risk?
Measuring risks is everything in running a business and most especially in being an artist. On one hand, I want to take as many low risk /high reward activities as possible. These activities allow me the potential to hit that home run. In recording that means experimenting. What if try this effect? What if I try this approach? Try it and if it doesn’t work, I’ve learned something. When it does work I’ve found some magic. In art feeling like something is a risk means I am probably getting down to something that really matters. When it doesn’t feel like I’m out on the edge then it probably isn’t going to have an impact emotionally. In big decisions the risk boils down to the question, “How will I feel about myself if I don’t take this risk?” I get one shot at life, I think. When I am looking back on my life, it’s important to me to be able to look back and say I was brave. I took all the shots I wanted to take. I’d rather fail at something I want to do than be someone who wonders if I could have done what I wanted. 

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.
In the past what set me apart was being a prolific songwriter. Grit and grind. I played show after show, night after night, while writing about 50-75 songs a year. With everything that has happened in the past year, my entire approach has changed. I’m now focused on producing recorded music with a major shift stylistically. Previously I was an Americana troubadour, going from place to place singing, my guitar in tow. Now my focus is LoFi electronica indie rock and I’m working on connecting with people through my recorded music vs. in person at live shows. It’s a big risk but artistically I am very satisfied. If I have learned anything, it is to be adaptable and follow your muse where it leads you. It doesn’t have to be sequential. Art is about sharing real experiences and dramatic change is definitely part life.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My heart, when it comes to Dallas, is in Deep Ellum. A burger from Adair’s Saloon is a must. Then we could head over to Twilight Lounge for a drink and just chill. I love Double Wide, and Sons of Herman Hall is such a great place to see a show. If we are in a different mood we could hit lower Greenville and hang at the Truckyard for a bit before walking around for a little bit of whatever. Up the road, Sundown at Granada is one my favorite spots to eat, watch music and visit with friend.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
So many people have helped me along the way. My rock is my wife, Nikki. I couldn’t do what I do without her love and support. I also have shout out to my musical friends, Joseph Wayne Miller, Peter Wiernga, Jordan Richardson, Taylor Young, Salim Nourallah, Sarah Henry and Joel Morales. My music career would be a non starter without these people giving a boost along the way.

Website: https://brianlambertmusic.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lambert_brian
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrianLambertmusic
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBrianlambert

Image Credits
Margarita Orlov

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