Cary Park Interview Part 3 – by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
Lamitschka: Are you doing anything to take music beyond its
current borders or are you happy where it is?
Answer: I’m always hoping to evolve, messing with gear,
lyrics looking for a new twist . . .
Lamitschka: What was your big break that got you into the
Answer: Dewey Martin from the Buffalo Springfield pulled me
into a band he was playing in with Randy Meisner from the Eagles, and Poco,
plus Rick Roberts from a band called Firefall. It was a hits package and we had
some really good times. Each night when Randy would sing Take It To The Limit
it was beyond my dreams. I remembered buying One Of These Nights as a
kid, so becoming a fellow bandmate, and friend
was so great.
Lamitschka: Before you became a star, were your friends and
family supportive or was it a struggle?
Answer: Ha, I don’t ever view myself in those terms. I’ve
had a support networkenco. encouraging friends and family. I’ve also had, and
experienced the opposite.
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become an artist?
Answer: It’s so deep in the blood, there really was no other
chosen route to go. There’s just nothing like playing with a group of pals in
the studio, or live.
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become a songwriter?
Answer: Just the love of great songs. When I would hear an
Lamitschka: What drives you?
Answer: Life in general. Each and everyday I wake up I want
to work on music.
Lamitschka: What does it take to be a music icon?
Answer: Well,let’s hope I’m that at some point in my life. But the answer
I’ll give: Practice, practice, practice . . .
Lamitschka: What’s unique about you that will differentiate
you from other artists?
Answer: I am an accomplished guitarist, in addition to
writing my songs. I spent the better part of 30 years practicing the guitar,
still do . . .
Lamitschka: What has been your greatest challengein the music
Answer: The balance of time. Creativity versus working.
Lamitschka: What moments in your career stand out in your
memory as highlights and achievements which you are proud of?
Answer: Playing with Bruce Hornsby at the shoreline
amphitheater with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead