Q&A with Leah Siegel of Firehorse

– How would you describe your personal relationship with technology?

Like a marriage on the verge of divorce.  Our communication is terrible.  In the end we never really took the time to understand each other.  But I’m the only one to blame.

– Do you prefer touring and live shows or studio albums?  What’s more central to your identity as a musician?

I have two identities at least; introverted and extroverted.  Each experience appeals to my opposite halves.

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Leah Siegel on pier.

– What are some of the challenges facing independent musicians today as they try to get their music out there?

Unless you’re an indie ninja who can kill it on social media or make the kind of industry connections that keep, Indie artists just don’t have the money to get the kind of exposure they need.  Who other than major industry could possibly afford to hire the top 6 PR companies just to keep 5 of them from promoting anything, while the 6th only promotes one record.  Pretty brilliant idea to eclipse all other music.  What would be really amazing is if indie bands could have some kind of huge conference just for them, like for a week maybe, every year, and everyone in industry who’s actually interested in checking out some of the “have lesses” would all know that this particular week every year they’d have an opportunity to do so. Oh wait, didn’t we have something like that?

 – If the universe could pluck a single note on a guitar what would it be?

B flat.  Everyone knows that!

 – We are really excited to get our hands on your new album. Can you tell us more about it?

I can’t remember.  I was heavily medicated.


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