Well yes, as a matter of fact I am. But more importantly, I am a musician (if you haven’t figured that out by now), and the truth is, I’m really not “starving,” either. I just thought the title had a nice ring to it. Simply stated, the purpose of this blog is to share some of the experiences and important things I’ve learned throughout my development as what I loosely refer to as a “professional musician.” It is meant to provide insight to those who share a similar lifestyle, or simply to just provide an interesting read for those of you who often wonder what real life is like for people like me. I, of course, am not an expert. I do truly believe that sharing experiences as I have them will be a great way to chronologically document my growth as a person and musician.
Let’s start with some information about me.
Name: Tyler Addison James
Location: Erie, PA (Subject to change)
Age: 25 (For now, of course)
Brief background: I have lived in the Erie, PA area my whole life. I am a graduate of Edinboro University where I studied Music Performance (particularly vocal performance). I started playing music when I was 8 years old, and since then have pursued nothing else with the same level of passion. I am a classically trained vocalist who is also experienced as a drummer, guitarist, and bassist. (I’ve also been known to occasionally dabble in piano and a few other areas). I’ve been part of several bands of various styles, and have participated in numerous U.S. tours (which is really the only time the “starving” part came into the picture, but we’ll get into that later) and have written and released several studio albums (with the help of band members, or as a solo recording artist).
Goals: To continue to grow as a musician, improve on my skills, continue having exciting and worthwhile experiences, and develop a fulfilling career that will be rewarding for me and inspiring for others.
That’s all for now, folks. Please follow my blog and keep checking back for updates. In the meantime, you can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If you are interested in e-mailing me, my address is HelloTJames@gmail.com.
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