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

Hi Eddie, why did you pursue a creative career?
I had definitely tried my hand at many other jobs, but deep down in my soul I knew both writing and playing music was my passion. It’s the only thing that makes me happy, so somewhere along the road I knew I was doing something right, and to keep following it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
From the moment I started writing songs, I knew I was interested in something more than just playing music. I have always been committed the craft of writing songs, for the purpose of serving the song itself. I tend to wittle them down, and then start the sanding process, to do my best to weed out any imperfections in both the song and performance of the song.

Starting out playing music in Amarillo,TX wasn’t the easiest route. I have played many shows to stoic West Texas faces, where if you get any sort of reaction, you’re doing well. It was a rough go my first five years, until I moved to DFW. I came down on a wing and a prayer, with only a handful of gigs booked, and did my best to start a music career down here. In the beginning I took just about any gig I could find, and have played just about every corner of the DFW metroplex in the last 3 years. It’s been a grind, but Im glad to finally have a new record prepped and ready to go and am ready to move onward and upward.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely check out all the things to do in Fort Worth! Live music is great in the Stockyards and Cultural District, and of course at Magnolia Motor Lounge, Lola’s Tulips, etc!

As an avid angler, I’d have to say get out on any of the areas lakes and catch a fish!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I can think of a few people, but definitely Angela Corpening, the owner of the Golden Light Cantina in Amarillo,TX. She was one of my first supporters, first to give me a gig, let me and my band practice onstage during the day while the venue was closed. I really built up a lot of my on-stage chops in that room and for that Im forever grateful to her.

Website: www.eddieesler.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edesler/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EddieEsler

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EddieEslerMusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbPNq43fKGnS3DHbmPca5rg

Other: TikTok: @eddieesler

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