Seth Dobbs is a rising singer songwriter in Nashville who’s raw talent, strong voice, and relatable lyrics allow audiences to truly feel what is behind his music. Seth has worked with Grammy winning songwriter, Scot Sax, on his first
EP and was chosen by ReverbNations’ curation team as one of Nashville’s rising “Ones to watch” artists. Seth’s goal is for his audiences to have the same emotional experience that he had when writing his songs, thus creating a bond between listener and artist. His deep passion for music shines through in his clear voice and convincing lyrics, which have been described as “captivating”. Seth, a natural storyteller, shared with us his thoughts:
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
My music is a mixture of country, rock, and blues.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
There was this cosmic event called "birth". My mother took one look at me and said "Seth".
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I come from the old school. All the classics like, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band, CDB, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, CASH, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am currently working on two EPs. One is country, which I am writing and recording with long time friend and cohort, Driver Williams of the Eric Church Band, and the other EP is like a rootsy alternative rock thing, which I am writing and recording with another longtime friend, Josh Martin.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal in the music industry is to become a successful songwriter.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
"Getcha Some" It is an up tempo country song that really rocks! It just gets the crowd really going.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
The biggest challenge is getting heard by the right people here in Nashville. There are so many songwriters and musicians here. While that may be great for collaborating and creating, its not so great when you are trying to bend the ear of the right people who can help you.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Songwriting is never typical for me. No standard formulas here. Sometimes I just pick up the guitar and play while mumbling some lyrics and a melody until something clicks. Other times I will hear someone else's song and try to re write it in the way I would have done it. It can also start with a cool line or title. It just varies.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media is a great platform for advertising yourself and your music. It allows the artist to be heard by people outside of their bubble that may not have ever discovered them.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
"Highway Tune" by Greta Van Fleet, "Once Upon a Time in the West" by Dire Straights, "Pain" by War on Drugs, "This is It" by Lo Moon
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I still have a day job!!! I just want to make music all day! HELP!!
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Always be true to yourself and your music. People can see through a fake. Only drive and determination will get you what you want. It doesn't just happen!
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
These terribly one sided record contracts!
How Do You Feel About Originality?
No one wants to hear the same old stuff! You have to take what you know and combine it with whats inside and create something new. Originality is the reason artists do what they do.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
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