Keeper Of The
Plains Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
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?
Answer: I would
describe myself as a man who adores his family and loves the Lord. I’m ahard working, blue-collar worker
with good morals and values. My music is
very in touch with what’s going on in the world today. It’s very relatable to all blue-collar
and white-collar workers. The music is a
good blend of classic country with an edge but still very classy.
Lamitschka: Your current single is being played by radio.
What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to hear it?
Answer: The special thing about my new single, “Keep
On Rollin”is it’saccurate depiction of a hard working man with big
dreams. Though he may be living paycheck
to paycheck and getting knocked down, his dreams keep him going because they
can never be stolen. The lyrics of the
song are so relatable to all walks of life and no matter who you are you’ll love the message.
Lamitschka: What kind of songs do you like to record the
Answer: I love to record ballads because you can
really convey your feelings and emotions to the listener. It is nice to say exactly what’s inside
your head, like my song “Mercy of You.” That song is filled with words
straight from my heart and soul.
Lamitschka: Who inspires you musically and how deep do your
musical roots run?
Answer: My family inspires me the most, they are
nothing but supportive of all my music endeavors. My roots in music go all the way back to my
grandparents who loved country music as well as Mexicana artists such as
Vincente Fernandez. I can remember from
my childhood, my grandfather playing the Mexicana music and my grandmother
cooking in the kitchen playing music from artists like Linda Rodstadnt and
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become an artist?
My 6th grade music teacher, Mr. Hales, would tell me to be persistant and keep
going after your dreams. He has since
passed away, but I always think of his words.
He would say that by working hard and keeping good faith you can become
Lamitschka: What’s unique about you that will differentiate
you from other artists?
Answer: My vocals are very different from other
artists in today’scountry music. I
come from a church background, so my vocals are very soulful and gritty with
controlled vibrato. Also, the band’s red
dirt sound is still less prominent in the genre which helps to differentiate
Lamitschka: When you get time off, how do you like to relax?
enjoy spending as much time with my wife and daughter as I can. We like to spend time by the pool and have
cookouts with our family and friends. Eating good food with good people often leads
to late night conversations about music, life and family — there’s nothing more
relaxing than that.
Lamitschka: What can your fans expect to see when they see
you in concert?
Answer: They will
see a guy on stage that will give his fans their money’sworth with lights, smoke and crowd
participation. I make it a fan affair
when we are on stage. I like to get the
crowd involved whether we be in a smoky bar or a big stage. If you have not seen Keeper Of The Plains yet
you must come out to one of our shows.
We put on quite the concert!
Lamitschka: What’s the best compliment a fan has ever given
Answer: I will
sometimes hear,“That was one hell of a show” or
“great vocals.” Many times they say
both, but what we hear all the time is, “Man, I never expected a rock
concert. You guys rock!”
What’s your favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?
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