We had the good fortune of connecting with Small Town and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Small, why did you pursue a creative career?
When I look back on my life, I want to see physical representations of my experiences and feel proud of those things. I believe that my purpose in this lifetime is to share my experiences through creative avenues.
I’ve been a worker for other companies and I never felt the connection to the work like I do when I’m creating my own things or performing.
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.
I am where I am because of my willingness to be positively influenced, I’ve been able to sing since I was a child but wasn’t comfortable being highlighted or in the spot light. Being where I am now is not easy because I’m still learning how to be comfortable being highlighted, I do enjoy it though.
I’ve learned to go with my gut and to listen to the people I’ve grown to trust. I’ve also learned that people that you do not know could have the purest intentions for you.
I’ve had some pretty cool moments since starting music but a moment that sticks out to me is when I had my performance at Josey Records.
A little girl came and sat right in front of me and she was locked in with me the entire time, some time after I performed I was listening to a record and her and her family were right next to me. I could see from my peripheral that she had pulled on her moms jacket and pointed at me excitedly.
They didn’t say anything to me but in that moment I felt like a REAL artist.
I want people to know that with Small Town you never know what you’re going to get but you will know it will always be authentic.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was coming the first thing we’d do is go grab a strong margarita, so I would take her out to Gloria’s for sure. We’d go out to oaklawn and to the farmers market, I love all of the fresh produce out there.
I would show her the art museums in Dallas and in Ft Worth, we’d go to downtown Ft Worth as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The first person that comes to my mind is Justin Christopher. He is a crazy talented artist in Arlington, I’ve been privileged to be able to create music with him and have his assistance for literally anything I need..
I know that I wouldn’t be here musically had it not been for his influence and support.
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