Interview - Terry K 3TL

Terry is a past nominee of the Niagara Music Awards 2019 Album of the Year for Take A Little Ride album. His later works have been nominated internationally for music achievement and songwriting awards.

Hi Terry K 3TL and welcome to this interview. How would you describe your sound?
Hi Giovanni, Thank you for inviting me.
Well, I get asked that question a lot and the best answer would be it’s my sound. I hope I don’t come off as sounding presumptuous or egotistical but after playing in cover bands and trying to sound like every frontman you could name I decided that my project “Songs For Old Men” would sound like me. Fortunately I have been able to work with some extremely talented people who understand what I mean and they have been able to interpret and bring my material to life.

What do you write about?
Anything and everything that comes my way in my life. Personal experiences, adventures, emotional moments and interesting (at least to me) stories that I think need to be said out loud.

What do you listen to when you are home?
I don’t listen to other artists as much as I used to. In times past I listened to pretty much everything, classical, jazz, R&B, pop country, rock etc. But now my list seems to be less diverse and lately I find I listen to Lyle Lovett (a lot), Townes van Zandt, and Dolly, Emmylou and Linda, andTom Petty mostly. I’ve also been listening to a lot of indie artists to see what’s out there and what the music world is like currently.

Your favourite live performance so far?
I haven’t been able to do a live show yet. Terry K 3tl was formed in late 2017. The plan was simple, pull everyone together, record a demo CD for promo have a release party and go gig hunting. Then Covid...

Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
I don’t really have any hilarious anecdotes to share although; during one recording session to everyone's surprise and confusion our producer Rayburn leaped from the board, grabbed a snare drum and some brushes and darted into an adjoining bedroom. He gets credit for “bedroom drums” on the first album. I guess you had to be there?? ;>)

Your favourite albums?
Whiskey Howl by a Toronto band released in 1972
Lyle Lovett - Pontiac and Step Inside this House
the Beatles - Rubber Soul (the North American version)
Dolly, Emmylou and Linda -Trio
Townes Van Zandt Rear View Mirror

- A musician you would like to meet for a beer?
Lyle Lovett

What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?
A quiet space and a few close friends

What are your plans for the near future?
To finish the “Songs for Old Men “ project and see what happens and keep moving forward with my life. Things have never been better so I’d like them to last as long as possible.

Thank you for your interest in what I'm been up to and I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. Cheers T

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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