We had the good fortune of connecting with Glitter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Glitter, how do you think about risk?
No Risk No Reward? Well, it’s definitely a satisfying reward and usually takes you further than the safe road. When I’ve taken risks in my journey, it’s opened doors that would have never opened if not for that decision. I also listen to my gut, if it’s risky and my gut feels good about it, I go for it. I can’t think of a time I’ve taken what would be considered a “risk” and it didn’t work out in a favorable way!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My music has taken on many form over the years! I’m about to release a single called Pretend Love, which is the first release from a fun, stripped down indie pop rock project I do now, simply called Glitter. As for my history, I started my journey as a child, songwriting and performing starting at age 12. Now in my late 30s, it really has just become a way of life. My road looks different than I thought it would but I wouldn’t change a thing. I learned over time that what I originally wanted in a music career, was no longer what I wanted after learning more about levels of success in the industry. For a long time, I had a manager that had a specific outcome in mind for me, which sometimes hindered opportunities and success in different forms. Since takings the reins of my music path, I see more success. I now do things that feel right and work within my abilities, time and schedule. I am a career musician, but like many I have another career that works simultaneously with music, so I’m able to fuel the creative career I want.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man! A week in Dallas with Glitter. Let’s see…. I live in East Dallas, so I would probably start us close with a White Rock Lake walk and a trip the The Arboretum. Hang out for a while, then hop over to Smoky Rose for some food and great drinks, maybe some live music if we’re lucky! Definitely would need to do a Deep Ellum night, eat at Ruins, drinks at Will Call, bands at Three Links or Trees. I also love our museums and attractions like Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Aquarium, and Dallas Zoo. We’d also need to take a drive to Ft Worth for some Stockyards (Texas, you got to!) and Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Food. Maybe see a Cowboys or Rangers game, if it’s that time of year. So much fun to be had in DFW.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have so many people to thank for my life in music and the success behind it. First, I will thank my husband for his undying love and support, and mostly showing me what real love looks like and what I deserve. I thank all the stage owners and music supporters and bookers like David Card, Pascale Hall, Shane Tucker, just to name a few. The musicians and fellow artists who have supported me and played stages with me to build awesome shows! Growing up, influential people like Linda Septien, Robert Miguel, and Jimmy Wallace who gave me opportunities to grow and become better. All my endorsements over the years, like TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, Warrior Guitar, Gibson Guitar, Moody Leather and more. Friends like Zoe Thrall, Steve Mellgren, and Gigi Rice, who have all given me chances and opportunities to do incredible things on my path.
Really, it takes an entire village of friends and fans to accomplish your dreams and find success! The biggest success is in the moments we share with those people along the way.