|Featured, Up & Coming Published: February 16, 2013 |
Larry Stevens Band – I Don’t Want To Waste Your Time (On The Phone Mix)
Listen to the new song from Larry Stevens Band – I Don’t Want To Waste Your Time (On The Phone Mix)
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m from Montvale, NJ. I have worked on my music for my entire life and it’s been a wonderful journey. I spent most of my formative years on the East Coast, then took a detour to Music City – Nashville, TN. I made the decision to return back to my roots and still make frequent trips to write, record, and perform in Nashville.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
Working on a new CD/record entitled Nashville Sessions. The reason I call a CD a “record” is that it’s a recording of time and to me that’s very important for us to recognize it as such. The CD has been a labor of love, the majority of recording was done in Music City and we are completing it in the Big Apple – NYC.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
One of the current songs that we are still promoting is off our last CD, Mercer Street. It’s called I Don’t Want To Waste Your Time and is a song that I feel everyone can relate to. Just take your relationship and look in the mirror.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
My music has a very positive spin to most songs, even the ones that have an introspective feel still carry “Beatlesque,” upbeat melodies.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Completing CDs/records without having a major label or major investor behind me, as well as promoting my music, is one of the hardest challenges I’ve ever had.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Finishing our CD Heart of a Fighter was one of the most exciting times for me in the beginning because of financial considerations, the entire project was so delayed that I never thought we’d get it finished. My producer, who at the time was living in Nashville, moved back to his home state of Washington. All of this culminated into what seemed like a disaster. Looking back, with the support of family and friends, I was able to overcome these obstacles and complete what is widely considered to be a world-class recording.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Working with and trusting the right people!
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Try to work with reputable music industry people who have experience in what you’re setting out to do.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Warped is one of my favorites, as well as social media websites. Any kind of radio you can get yourself on, along with live performances.
Where can people visit you?
You can get all of our social media links and tour dates on the website. We have a big show coming up in March – we’re opening for the Marshall Tucker Band!