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Keep Art Alive :: The 10 Questions Project :: Featuring London Shover
1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?
Inspiration always comes in waves, sometimes you become flooded with it, other times… not so much. I find inspiration in listening to music while running long distances. I’m sure when many people think of the arts running may not be at the top of there list but I disagree. As soon as I am done running I pick up an instrument.
2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?
Hmmm this is a tough question. Probably my friends Craig, Will, and my dog LT, simply because these are the people I travel with.
3. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
4. What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?
My Gibson Les Paul (which is absolutely stupid because Los Angeles has earthquakes), I’m taking it down ASAP!
5. What smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?
6. Coffee or tea?
Coffee all day everyday.
7. What has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?
“Quit trying to write Hey Jude just finish the damn song” – My long time musical instructor Chuck Anderson.
8. Three words that describe you?
I hope kind, generous, and honest but probably insecure, paranoid, and anxious hahaha.
9. What is/was your cartoon character crush?
Never had one, I’m into Humans but if the human race were all of a sudden annihilated and taken over by cartoon women I would probably have to pick Jessica Rabbit, shawty got curves!!
10. The world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: Which song?
The Cupid Shuffle.
Go (live) :: London Shover, featuring Will Rothhaar
To learn more about London Shover’s music please visit his website – here.
London will be playing many gigs in the LA and Philly areas before the new year and will also be playing guitar in Clay Aikens band Dec. 8 at the Luhrs Center, in Shippensburg, PA.
I had the pleasure of seeing London Shover open for Tony Lucca this past Friday night, at The Roxy, in Hollywood. He brought an eccentric mix of music to the stage along with his friend, and often music partner, Will Rothhaar (who can be seen this season on the TV series, Last Resort). London is truly a talented musician with an amazing voice and a sharp wit. I was taken completely by surprise (in the best way) when I caught his set, and immediately wanted more. Pick up and give a listen to his album Buildin’ A Bridge, available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify – the title song is a do not miss tune, deliciously creepy and quite fitting for October listening! I love discovering and falling in love with new music, and this is definitely new music to go head over heels for. Go fall in love with London’s music, too.
I would like to thank London Shover for participating in the keep art alive :: 10 Questions project and for gifting me some truly keen new music to fall for.
Go now go and check out more of his work, listen to an album, check for shows, and buy something if you can. Keep art alive and show your support, always.