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Chris Botti: Artist Insight Q&A

(Q): Name/Nickname:
(A): “Boda”, my trumpet teacher got my name wrong for the first two years of class and always called me “Chris Boda”. So some trumpet players still call me “Boda”.


(Q): How old were you when you started playing the trumpet?
(A): 9 years old


(Q): Your favorite album:
A) Impressions
2) Italia
3) When I Fall In Love
4) December

(Q): Who or what inspires you to create music?

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Melissa Etheridge: Artist Insight (Q&A)

Q: Name/Nickname:

A: MaMa


Q: What is your favorite song to perform live?

A: “Like The Way I DO”


 Q: How old were you when you first started to perform music?

A: 11 at the Leavenworth Plaza Talent Show.


Q: What is your favorite track off of your new album “4th Street Feeling”?

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REO Speedwagon: Artist Insight (Q&A)


(A) Bruce Hall / Brooster, BW, Secret Weapon, Bruce “Hall-in-One”

Which time era have you enjoyed most throughout your career?

  • 70s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • 2000s
  • (A) All of the above.  I joined in the 70’s, 80’s was the height of our career, 90’s Dave & Bryan joined and 00’s we’ve never played better.

The reason you love performing live is:

  • The fans
  • The music
  • (A) Both!  

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Gary Allan: Artist Insight (Q&A)


(A) Gary Allan

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a musician?

(A) I started playing in bars with my Dad & brother when I was 12 and I knew then this is what I wanted to do.

What is your favorite song to perform live?

1) Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)

2) Best I Ever Had

3) Watching Airplanes

(A) Bones – It is just a fun song to play live. 

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