Interview with Bryce Pallister

Interview with Bryce Pallister

Lamitschka:  Music has many new fans throughout Europe who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?

Bryce Pallister:  My Music is traditional country with a bent of bluegrass, blues and southern rock music; which are all my greatest influences.

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?

Bryce Pallister:  Busy getting this album recorded, finished up university in Manitoba (where I’m from), and got engaged (to my girlfriend)

Lamitschka:  What is your latest CD and how's it doing?

Bryce Pallister:  Latest CD is Called Down Dusty Roads. I have been busy promoting it in Canada and will be playing a bunch of shows here throughout the summer.

Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the CD?  Is there a story behind the name?

Bryce Pallister:  It’s named after one of the tracks of the album. Definately relates to me as I’m a farmer and enjoy travelling down dusty roads

Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

Bryce Pallister:  I wrote some songs on the album, some were written by people I’ve worked with, and there are a couple of cover songs on the record as well. I try to find songs that capture the sound that I'm looking for, the song definately has to tell a story and move me personally 

Lamitschka:  What is the difference between your last CD and your current one?

Bryce Pallister:  I think I’ve moved a bit more away from a complete mainstream sound in my music. Just trying to make music I can be proud of

Lamitschka:  Your current single is being played by radio. What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to hear it?

Bryce Pallister:  My current single is a tunes called One Of These Days it’s a great summer song about a guy trying to get the girl of his dreams.

Lamitschka:  What will your next single be?

Bryce Pallister:  Not sure but probably a tune called Good Enough For My Girl

Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what's the story behind it?

Bryce Pallister:  I’m partial to a tune called BOURBON as it’s an interesting story about a guy who has killed his cheating wife and friend and is on the run, with nothing left but the taste of bourbon to console him as he faces death row. 

Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have over your music?

Bryce Pallister:  Quite a bit I’d say, one of the nice things about being an independent artist

Lamitschka:  Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?

Bryce Pallister:  I certainly enjoy hearing about how my fans have came accross my music. It’s crazy how far it’s reached over my career

Lamitschka:  Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

Bryce Pallister:  a number of artists. KD Lang, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, The Allman Brothers.

Lamitschka:  What do you think about today's music scene versus its post and where do you see it going in the future?

Bryce Pallister:  I dunno, mainstream country isn’t quite as inspiring as it used to be. Alot of songs that are pretty shallow lyric and melody wise. At the same time if you dig a little deeper there are alot of really cool country artists on the fringe doing some really cool things. So I think the future is bright for country. As it seems country music goes from being mainstream (now is quite like the „urban Cowboy“ days of the early 80’s where pop country was the rage). To era’s where it isn’t as mainstream (think 70’s and the highwaymen, and 90’s with artists like dwight yoakum and clint black) In my opinion country makes way better quality music when it isn’t so mainstream.

Lamitschka:  If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

Bryce Pallister:  Well I think the industry is changing for the better. In certain areas it’s very concentrated (think mainstream radio) but thanks to the internet theres lots of oppurtunity for artists who don’t fit into the mainstream box.

Lamitschka:  As an artist, you so many tasks such as recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best, what's your favorite activity?

Bryce Pallister:  Touring I’d say, meeting new people

Lamitschka:  What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

Bryce Pallister:  A show where everyone on stage is genuine. Very raw performance. Not very staged

Lamitschka:  Many music fans today get their information about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?

Bryce Pallister: info on upcoming shows and pictures and videos

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