We had the good fortune of connecting with Miss Marcy Rodsky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miss Marcy, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks is the only way to access the next portion of your journey. These can be measured risks, where the possible outcomes are acceptable, or reckless risks where the outcomes are undesirable. But, you don’t know unless you try. Who knows, maybe you can hit that high note? Take a risk! Open your mouth and see what sounds come out. People will respect and appreciate you for trying, and you may spread a little joy along the way. In music, a risk is hiring a sub when a band member is not able to do the gig. Although this rarely occurs, it happens. In some cases, the sub was ok and the gig was ok. In other cases, the sub introduced a new angle to the sound that made the music even better! That risk pays off instantly and a fantastic show is put on. However, ya never know until those first few notes…….
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I write ‘drinkin’ and cheatin” songs. Texas roadhouse music. ‘Dark alley, behind a bar at midnight’ music. Songs that celebrate life in the same way as the Roaring 20’s, which, coincidentally, are here again! Fun, energetic, sexy, and relatable. ‘Forget your troubles and have a champagne’ kind of music. It wasn’t easy getting here, but where am I? I’m exactly where I want to be, in front of an audience, playing music, and having a good time. I overcame the challenges by being consistent in my practices, so that people know exactly what to expect from me: Yes, we will put on an amazing show and your guests will leave your event feeling like they’ve seen something cool. Yes, I will unload your bar/ refrigerator if you bounce a check on me. Staying consistent has resulted in working in cooler, more respectable venues and always getting paid. My biggest lesson is: when they say “we don’t have the budget”, don’t decline. Simply modify your show to fit the budget. We still want to play music!! If the buyer can only afford 2 hours of 3 musicians, then we will do a trio. If the venue can afford the full time with a full band, we will do a full band. The answer is “yes”. I want the world to know that we write our songs, we work with the best Dallas musicians in the coolest venues, and we put on one helluva show! When you think of great Dallas music, I hope our band is included in your list. My big Dallas dream? To have my record on the wall at AllGood Cafe in Deep Ellum.
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?
Live music, in no particular order: The Balcony Club Revelers Hall = music and eats The FreeMan = music and eats any KNON show Poor David’s Pub AllGood Cafe = music and eats Twilite Lounge Kessler Theater Granada Theater Adair’s Saloon = music and eats Three Links Club Dada Check out knon.org 89.3fm
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?
My shoutout goes to KNON 89.3fm The Voice of the People!!! As everyone already knows, this is a community radio station and is a true representation of what is happening in the streets of Dallas/FW. Local musicians are in heavy rotation on their shows. They regularly host festivals of all different styles of music. They support the local music community by playing local music, inviting us to play at their festivals, and inviting us for interviews to discuss our music. They are truly the foundation of Dallas’s independent music scene from great dj’s like Blue Lisa, Gregg Smith, Dave Chaos, Mo’Joanna, JMac, Reo Casey, Don O, and that’s just the Blues shows!!!! KNON 89.3 www.knon.org has a show for everyone. You can listen to local musicians and then say “I knew them BEFORE they were bigtime.” KNON t-shirts are staples in the fashion wardrobes of Dallas musicians.
Facebook: Miss Marcy & her Texas SugarDaddys https://www.facebook.com/MissMarcyandherTexasSugarDaddys
John Wehlege Marcy Rodsky Serkan Zanagar