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Interview with High Valley

Interview with High Valley
Lamitschka: 
Music has many new fans throughout Europe who may be hearing about
you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music
you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?
High
Valley: 
We
are a three-part harmony country band with rocking country vibes and
some bluegrass influence with mandolin and banjo. 
Lamitschka: 
How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
High
Valley: 

Last year was amazing! We were nominated for a JUNO Award and got to
play in the JUNO Cup. Our second single, “Let It Be Me,” went to
#1 on CMT and we were able to be a part of a world record-breaking
harvest. All kinds of amazing things happened! 
Lamitschka: 
How did you choose the title for the CD?  Is there a story
behind the name?
High
Valley: 

We chose
Love
Is A Long Road
as
the name of our album because we believe love is something that lasts
forever. Love is unconditional. But we wanted to use “Country
terms,” so we called love a “Long Road”.
Lamitschka: 
Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding
the songs for your CD?
High
Valley: 

We actually write most of our own music. However, when we don’t, we
listen to tracks that songwriters send to us and narrow it down to
those that resonate with us the most. It’s really important for us
to write and perform songs that we feel a real connection with.   
Lamitschka: 
What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and
what’s the story behind it?
High
Valley: 

One of my favourite songs is called “Never took Her Dancing”.
It’s a pretty sad song about making sure you love people while they
are around. You have to listen to it!!
It
combines the sounds of an accordion and a banjo. Pretty unique and
pretty awesome if you ask me!
Lamitschka: 
Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?
High
Valley: 

I would say that our musical inspiration comes from bands like
Diamond Rio, Blackhawk, Alabama and also bands like Eli Young Band
and Little Big Town. A lot of harmony groups because what we grew up
on.
Our
family also inspired our love for music. Our parents and our three
sisters taught us how to sing and play. Music has always been a huge
part of our family life.
Lamitschka: 
What was your big break that got you into the music business?
High
Valley: 

Paul Brandt really helped us out and continues to help and mentor us.
He really encouraged his fans and the industry to take us seriously
and they did. Our big break was probably when Paul had us perform
with him at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards.
Lamitschka: 
Fans are always hungry for good road stories. Do you have one you can
share with us (come on don’t be shy)?
High
Valley: 

One time, Brad’s pants ripped wide open during a show. It was
horrible and awesome all at the same time. We fixed the problem with
duct tape and then forgot the words to the rest of our songs.
Lamitschka: 
Describe what a perfect day is like for you.
High
Valley: 

Wake up, eat chocolate with ice cream, play guitar, eat a bacon
cheeseburger, play mandolin, put on nice cloths, eat a cookie, do a
show, sit on the bus and eat nachos and salsa.
Lamitschka: 
Most careers don’t last as long as yours.  What’s given your
career the staying power?
High
Valley: 

The fact that we love music, don’t know anything else and don’t want
to know anything else. It really is our life and passion!

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