Artist Interviews: Haley Powers
Define you and your music in just a sentence:
I am a guitar player and blogger who creates encouraging content for guitarists and plays and writes music with various bands in Nashville.
Who inspired you to make music?
My family is very musical and we actually had a family bluegrass band growing up! My dad taught me to play guitar when I was in Jr High and I’ve been hooked since!
Do you believe in practice or innate talent?
I definitely believe in practice! I don’t know if anyone is naturally talented at guitar and I think the fear of it not coming easy enough can discourage a lot of beginners. It definitely takes time and work!
How has Covid-19 affected to you directly and how do you think it will affect to the music industry in the near future?
Well I had all my shows this year cancelled which was a bummer, but it’s made me work more on online courses and songwriting which is good! I think it’s going to make people be more creative with what they can do and a lot of people are putting out albums this year. Also it seems like shows are slowly being added back which makes me excited!
What are you working in right now?
Right now I am working on finishing up a course on improving and have been writing music with my sister!
What would your perfect rig be like?
Definitely have Aclam on it! :) Also I love the new amp modelers coming out and think it’s so nice to not have to carry an amp to every gig. I have the HX Stomp and love it!
Which songs do you sing in the shower?
Oh goodness- my own renditions of what ever I was listening to that day. Usually, I don’t know the words to I make up my own (it’s not great... haha).
Your best creation vs your worst creation?
My best is probably my new courses and songs- I’ve definitely come a long way with them! My worst is the songs I wrote when I first started songwriting- they were kind of terrible haha.
Have you ever been jailed in a Turkish prison?
Haha not yet thankfully!
Which are the first, the last, and the next concert you will attend?
The first concert I went to was I think Switchfoot (who I still love!), most recent was The Band Camino, and next is hopefully Julia Michaels (I’ve always wanted to go to one of her shows!)
Who would you share stage with if you had the chance? Why?
I think Keith Urban- I think he’s such a creative guitarist and puts on amazing shows!
What would you have liked to be if you hadn’t become a musician?
I think if I wasn’t a musician, maybe something with home renovation or starting a small business. I’m a very imaginative/ creative person so something that would let me come up with lots of ideas!
What’s the most awkward situation you have experienced during a performance?
One time I traveled 12 hours for this gig that ended up being in the middle of nowhere. We realized when the band before us kept inviting people on stage that like 90% of the people in the audience were related. They all left before we even got on stage!
Name a musician you would have loved to meet and haven’t
You have to choose a record to take to a desert island. Which one would you choose?
I think maybe Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. I’ve never gotten tired of that album!
Which was the first record you purchased with your own money?
I think the Monkees when I was in 3rd grade! Haha I was a big fan of them.
Talk us about your upcoming projects and what are your next plans!
Right now I am planning on growing my band with my sister (we are called The Rivalry) and are recording some new songs soon! I am also growing my courses and blog at www.haleypowersmusic.com. I’m excited to see where the rest of the year goes!
Know more about Haley Powers at the Aclam artists page