Cary Park Interview Part 2 – by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International
Lamitschka: What kind of songs do you like to record the
Answer: Just songs from the heart that I’m proud of, then
calling on my friends to join in. Living in Los Angeles gives you so many
opportunities to work with some of the best musicians on the planet.
Lamitschka: What is your favorite song among all the songs
you have recorded and what’s the story behind it?
Answer: I wrote a song called In Placerville which is a
little town where I grew up in northern California. It’s about my life growing up there, then
leaving to join the military. Placerville is a few miles from Coloma which is
historical because that’s where the gold discovery, gold rush took place. I
make reference to that as well in the song.
Lamitschka: How much creative control do you have over your
Answer: 100 percent
Lamitschka: There’s a lot of work that goes into a number
one hit. What did it take to make it in your case?
Answer: Well, we’re at number #4 as I’m typing this.Let’s hope
it jumps three more spots to land there.
Lamitschka: Do you have any interesting stories about how
fans have been affected by your music?
Answer: No one story in particular. It’s all been very
positive. Theresponse has been amazing when I read what people are writing. I’m
flattered, humbled and feel blessed.
Lamitschka: Who inspires you musically and how deep do your
musical roots run?
Answer: My great grandfather from mymother’s
side was on RCA Victrola during the dust bowl days in a band called The Happy
Hayseeds, and of course my father who had a very extensive musical career. My dad influenced me, and Tom Petty has
always been my number #1
Lamitschka: What do you think about today’s music scene
versus its post and where do you see it going in the future?
Answer: Well I don’t want to rain a negative, there are some
really good artists out there, but I miss the days of artists being developed
through asuccession of albums/CD’s.
Lamitschka: What do you think about today’s music industry?
Answer: It is what it is. Iwish the lyrics we’re a little
deeper. I do like bands like Elbow,
Dawes and Muse; they seem to always keep the
level up. There’s a bunch out there, ya just gotta find them.
Lamitschka: If you had the chance to change something about
the music industry, what would it be?
Answer: Forartists to stop relying so heavily on computers. Write your song
on your respective instrument first, finish it there, then fire up the
Lamitschka: As an artist,you do so many tasks such as
recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best, what’s your favorite
Answer: I love it all!