October Featured Artist Interview – Rachel Foxworthy Snyder

Rachel is the featured artist at Creativa’s open mic event on October 12, 2013. I had the opportunity to ask Rachel Foxworthy Snyder a few questions about her music and what inspires her.

 

 

  1. What are your musical influences?

My answer to my musical influences could go on forever. I’ve known music to be an important part of my life from my earliest memories. I have musicians in my family. My mom played piano and always sang to us. I have an uncle in the Erie, Pennsylvania Orchestra. My sister Kathy has performed as a singer/songwriter since she was fifteen.

Kathy was a huge influence on my early taste acquirements, which included a lot of classic rock from the seventies: Janis, Jimi, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Queen, among many others. I played Prince records over and over. I’ve been a fan of The Misfits (and Danzig), The Cramps, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Sinead O’Conner, Sarah McLachlan. I feel limiting one’s taste or influences to only one type of music is impossible. I can’t say that my own songwriting reflects any of these particular styles/artists.

  1. When did you start writing your own music?

I started writing my own music in March of 2012. I’ve written poetry since the age of twelve. Playing a little piano and guitar growing up, I knew enough to blend the words with the music. It just took a certain muse and crisis to fuse them together.

  1. Why did you start playing the guitar? 

I just gravitated towards guitar vs. piano or any other instrument. I don’t really know. My sister played acoustic guitar quite a bit. Guitar is cool!

  1. What inspires you to write poetry?

Anything that causes an almost unbearable emotional intensity that wells up within me and needs to be released. I love words and expressing myself through writing of any kind; I communicate better this way. I often sound like an idiot when words come out of my mouth. Haha!

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

I want to live everywhere in the world, traveling like a turtle with my house on my back. I’d start off in this country with a tiny mobile house. Hopefully, some loved ones and friends would join me!

  1. How did you hear about Creativa?

Jodi Bell told me about Creativa in 2010. I then got an invite on Facebook and decided to check it out. The performances were so inspiring, and the people were real and welcoming. It was a perfect environment in which to share my artistic side after years of not doing so.

  1. What is in the musical future for you? 

I am looking forward to working with several talented musicians in the near future, and making a CD that will be released next year. I plan to keep writing music and performing for as long as I am able.

 

Come on out October 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm Cincinnati Mall 2nd floor 224-B to catch Rachel’s performance and check out the other artists that are performing their work too. 

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