HERE IT IS! OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE ONE AND ONLY MR. BLUE ROADS! MR. BLUE ROADS IT IS A BIG PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU HERE TODAY AT PLANET SINGER! LET’S START TALKING ABOUT YOUR MUSIC. HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR PASSION AND TALENT? WHEN AND HOW DID YOU START YOUR MUSIC JOURNEY?
I was 15 & outside playing guitar when I found the Blues Scale. I thought “Now I can play Lead Guitar” It was phenomenal. We played The Rock Showcase in Atlanta. We were “The Mulls” I was 16. We opened for “Public Enemy.”( an earlier band of the same name that was touring.) We got screwed over & lied to at every turn. Our drummer’s girlfriend was supposed to record the show. She pushed the button to record but had, no idea she was being recorded flirting with a guy at her table. so the whole conversation was recorded with our music in the background. Frank then 17 & the drummer AKA Grand Pa – cause he acted like an old man since 4th grade, got so angry he busted the recorder in a tantrum.
We got paid well that night so we took the money & recorded in-studio, our 1st time in the studio. The sound was great. The next day I quit my job & decided I’m to be a music artist. I have never looked back.
YOUR TALENT AS A SONGWRITER AND MUSICIAN IS JUST OUTSTANDING, WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION?
Real-life experiences are an inspiration. Anything & Everything, I can write all day long, no problem. “The best music comes from the bottom up.” Real hardcore sacrifice, that’s what made the greats.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE SONG THAT REPRESENTS YOU THE MOST, WHICH SONG WOULD YOU PICK?
“Behind Blue Eye’s” Somebody’s gotta be the Boss, the bad man, ruin the party, deal with it, work the details. The others come in and just gotta play.
YOUR GUITAR IS AN EXTENSION OF YOU.
YOUR PLAYING IS BOTH TECHNICAL AND SOULFUL EVEN DURING YOUR VIRTUOSO MOMENTS ON STAGE. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE GUITARISTS?
My favs are too many to say but here we go, Richie Blackmore, Allen Collins, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix Buddy Guy, BB King, Chuck Berry, to name a few.
YOUR CURRENT PROJECTS ARE VERY INTERESTING, AND LET ME TELL YOU, YOUR STYLE IS BRINGING NEW FRESH AIR IN A GENRE THAT NEEDS THIS KIND OF NEW ENERGY, TELL US MORE ABOUT IT.
I’m about Southern-style Rock, Outlaw & Blues. Hearing great Classic and Southern Rock plus Outlaw greats fall right into my genre. It’s the Blues that really blends it all. It is Deep and Powerful, My Music is a New Sound of Southern Rock style but holds a flavor of 70’s and 80’s Hard Rock / Southern Rock, I feel it meshes together well. People have responded great. It seems to bring the crowds of all ages so I’m happy.
ARE YOU ON TOUR RIGHT NOW? We are hitting the road across the USA in April and don’t stop till September, loving every minute of it. Check out mrblueroads.com
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
I try to keep improving as a musician, learn all I can. Theirs always something to learn, keep moving. I’m a lefty so I want to acquire all the left-handed strat guitars that I can.