Gail Everett is a life time musician, singer and song writer from Austin, Texas. She started out playing French Horn at a young age, and continued learning other instruments like: guitar, bass, percussion,
keyboards, and six string banjo. Gail has composed, arranged, and produced music throughout her life with a special attraction to the guitar where she has developed a unique percussive style of playing. As Gail was growing up she learned almost every Linda Ronstadt song in both English and Spanish. When she moved to Austin, Texas, she began to play the Blues, learning Billie Holiday material and performing it. Gail took time from working on a soon to be released Latin project to talk with us.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I'm a life time musician, that has been influenced by many styles. The song "Quite like You" was written for a play. I like to call it a Blues/Rock song. I studied the Blues when I moved to Austin, Texas, and who doesn't like to rock out with your guitar as much as possible.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Gail Everett is my birth name. Yes, always a story behind a name...Everett is from father's side of the family, but I'm also Hispanic, French, Spanish, and Native American...quite the melting pot.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Billie Holiday, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Fleetwood Mac, Carol King, B. B. King, so many more...
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I'm bilingual so I'm working on a latin project. I have a single out called "Latin Fun". https://soundcloud.com/gail-everett/latin-fun, checkout out if you like.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Hopefully , getting my music heard on the radio, getting some material in a movie, and being recognized as good composer and producer. A healthy income wouldn't hurt.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
"Quite Like You" is a great song to perform live because you can jam on the song, and it gives the musicians playing with you the opportunity to solo.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Sometimes the words come first, sometimes the melody comes first, sometimes the Bass line..."Quite Like You" came from a short story/play about a young boy who didn't have much confidence in himself. I could relate to the character, and the struggles he was facing.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Baylee Kuss, guest vocalist, on Quite Like You, did a great job interpreting the song, Jason Richard plays some lead on the piece, the song was recorded in his studio, Bruno Vinezof, played percussion, Jason Richard, on bass, and AJ Mancabelli, on drums, Gail Everett, on rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and keyboards.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Don't give up, have fun, love your music, be a musician, be true to your soul.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?:
How Do You Feel About Originality?
That's what it's all about.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Thank you so much for the opportunity, and truly grateful.
Websites or Social Media Pages:
Gail Everett @EverettGail
Gail Everett Music "https://www.facebook.com/giggingail3"