Friday, October 26, 2012
Seven questions with... Tom Currie aka The Narrows
Yesterday I posted a review of "There's a ghost inside me" by The Narrows aka Tom Currie. I was so impressed with the album that I asked Currie to complete my wee blog interview... he obliged almost by return. I love his music and I love what he had to say:
1) Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Tom Currie. I live in Detroit, MI and The Narrows are my solo adventures.
2) What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished recording my first record titled "There's a Ghost in Me". The album was recorded during the summer months of 2012. I'm been busy promoting it and trying to get it into as many peoples hands as possible.
3) Who inspires you?
- Name an artist who has inspired you.
It's hard to name artists that inspire me. To be honest with you, I don't listen to a whole lot of music these days and don't really keep up with whats going on in the music world.
- Name place that has inspired you.
My family has a cabin deep in the woods of Osceola County, MI. It's my retreat away from the city. The quietness of Northern Michigan inspires me.
- Name some "thing" that has inspired you.
My soon to be wife Amanda, and my dog Ruby inspire me.
4) What drives you to do what you do?
Music is an outlet for me. I need to do it. I played in bands for along time with some moderate success but nothing has brought me the satisfaction like doing an album on my own.
5) What values do you wish your creativity to express?
I just want to be honest with the music I write. I do it for myself. If others like it, thats a plus.
6) What role does community play in what you do?
My family is my community.
7) What is next for what you do?
Hopefully the new album is well received and I can begin recording the follow up sometime in 2013. There are no plans for shows at the moment.
Thanks Tom. I've embedded his SoundCloud player to let you here "There's a ghost inside me" below. Please diarise 27th November and go get his album from bandcamp and / or iTunes. Its recommended.