Williamson Branch 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: We’re a contemporary bluegrass group that features family harmonies, heartfelt original music, and a great show.
Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
Answer: Signing with Pinecastle Records. Releasing our new project, Free.Signing with Wilson Pickins Promotions. Playing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Radio AirPlay on Sirius XM, Bluegrass Junctionand great stations around the world. Cruising to the Bahamas.
Lamitschka: What is the difference between your last CD and your current one?
Answer: As a family band, from one project to the next, we see a great deal of growth. Voices change, musicianship excels, songwriting improves, and audiences get a better snapshot of who we are becoming.
Lamitschka: What do you think about today’s music industry?
Answer: Today’s music industry is a melting pot of styles and ideas. It’s our goal to introduce fresh creativity in a vibrant way, while holding fast to our roots. This is an amazing age for opportunities with online exposure. The downside is, songwriters are being left out on the financial side of streaming services. They can’t forget to pay the folks who spark the creativity for the whole process.
Lamitschka: What’s unique about you that will differentiate you from other artists?
Answer: Our bond as a family, and our original music gives us the “edge” that people love to see on stage. The Williamson Branch live show is a fine-tuned, “you can’t miss it” experience.
Lamitschka: Who is your biggest critic, yourself or others?
Answer: We are.
Lamitschka: When you get time off, how do you like to relax?
Answer: We love to go to church together, have our family over, watch Pride and Prejudice, sing Disney songs, sleep in late, play frisbee in the backyard, and have cookouts.
Lamitschka: What message would you like to send your European fans?
Answer: Thank you for your support of our family. We’d love to come and visit soon! Stay connected with us on Facebook for all tour updates.
Lamitschka: Describe what a perfect day is like for you.
Answer: 78 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny with a cool breeze out of the southwest. Probably a hammock involved.