David Bucci chats with Jacqueline Jax about making the Country Club Album, being in the studio and finding that sweet spot when you get in the zone.
Band Name: David Bucci
Song name: Dangerous
Music Genre:: Indie Alternative Rock
I live in... : Channel Islands, Ca
What's the message behind your latest single "Dangerous"?
The message behind Dangerous, we can be derailed very easily and things can spiral quickly. So, we need to take care of ourselves and don’t put ourselves in bad positions and places.
Where do you think your music comes from?
My music comes from an amalgamation of my influences. From rock to country, pop to blues and everything in between. My heroes like Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richie Sambora, Richie Kotzen, Bryan Adams, Billy Idol, Sting, Eddie Van Halen. Their music helped me develop my style. You hear it in my guitar playing, in the rhythm and in soloing. My vocal style and songwriting is like blue-collar, dirty boots, rock but cleans up nicely with anthemic choruses and harmonies blended with bluesy guitar hooks.
What does music mean to you?
It's my way of connecting with people. I find freedom from expressing myself through playing songs on guitar, singing songs, and even writing them. The entire process is inspiring to me. When I'm playing music for an audience, it’s taking people along with me at that moment of my life. The message each song carries is shared with others and hopefully resonating with them.
How do you think this Album release represents your current direction?
'Country Club' represents the maturation of my style as a musician. The music incorporates other musical styles I’ve been listening to like; modern country music, piano-led bands, the acoustic singer-songwriter styles too. Of course, rock is there too! 🤘
What most inspires you and feeds your work?:
I see Life as full of possibilities and opportunities, of course, challenges and things we must overcome to reach our goals. I’m an optimist, but realistically as well. Take time to smell the roses, breathe in the fresh air and marvel at how beautiful nature is. I fight for what I want, love and believe in. I'm confident, kind and caring, daring and a bit stubborn. I do what I believe in and want to leave the world better than I came in it and I believe music is my contribution.
How do you feel about the music business today?
The music business? When I think of it as a business and in terms of being a means of making a living, I get, a bit overwhelmed. I try to think of how I can stand out. No matter how hard I’ve worked at my skills, I’ve yet to see it translate into much success, but I make music because I’m a musician. So, yes, I’d love to make it a living, but I make music regardless.
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