April 20, 2024

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Interview with Trudy Lynn: The Spirit is what you feel from the inside

Interview with Blues singer Trudy Lynn. An interview by email in writing.

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JazzBluesNews.com: – First, let’s start out with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music. How exactly did your adventure take off? When did you realize that this was a passion you could make a living out of?

Trudy Lynn: – I grew up in Houston. I’ve always loved singing. When I was a kid I would listen to radio’s and 78 records when I could. I would tell everybody I was going to be a singer when I grew up. Then I didn’t  know  what kind.I just liked music and how it made me feel when I heard it. In Texas I heard country, blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel, do whoo, blue grass, all of it. In the late 60’s is when I really decided to be an artist and get paid.

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JBN: – How has your sound evolved over time? What have you been doing to find and develop your own sound?

TL: – Over time I realized everybody had their own sound.  That’s what made it so great. You know in some music now days everybody sounds alike. Same ole strokey stroke as Solomon Burke would say. When I started I song some of it all and did pretty good. Never stopped working. But I came to realize when you master one you can get better recognition. Master your category.  I chose to stay with Blues and soul. They go together like white on rice. Beans and cornbread.

JBN: – What routine practices or exercises have you developed to maintain and improve your current musical proficiency, in terms of both rhythm and harmony?

TL: – I always listen to music and other artist. I get a kick out of seeing and hearing other artist reach their max.It’s uplifting to me.

JBN: – Have you changed through the years? Any charges or overall evolution? And if so why?

TL: – For sure. Nothing stays the same. As the song says Everything Must Change. I thank God because he has allowed me to do it gracefully and I’m enjoying it and I’m  still here. I’ve learned you can’t  be or sell nobody but yourself. Just concentrate on yourself you’ll be a winner.

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JBN: – In your opinion, what’s the balance in music between intellect and soul?

TL: – I’m not really sure. I think it has to do with what’s in you head and heart.I feel in both of these, there’s  feelings. Feelings of conclusions and feelings of emotions.

JBN: – There’s a two-way relationship between audience and artist; are you okay with delivering people the emotion they long for?

TL: – I love doing that. I’ve had so many of my fans to quote to me. “I know you was singing that song for me or to me. “You made my night. That is such a wonderful feeling. Just know any song I sing, I sing it as if I”m acting act.I want you to feel what I’m singing. See the story. It’s  a story in every song.

JBN: – How can we get young people interested in blues when most of standard tunes are half a century old?

TL: – One way is to introduce it in schools.Let the kids know what it’s  about and where it was originated from. That it should be appreciated and why.The Blues started it all. It’s  the roots of all music.

JBN: – John Coltrane once said that music was his spirit. How do you perceive the spirit and the meaning of life?

TL: – The Spirit is what you feel from the inside. If it moves you to do it , do it. If it motivates you a certain way, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

JBN: – If you could change one single thing in the musical world and that would become reality, what would that be?

TL: – One thing that I would change is these so called Blues Festivals that don’t  have any Blues Artist on them. Makes no difference what color you are. If you ain’t  singing the Blues it ain’t  the Blues. And it ain’t no Blues Festival. “Nuff said”

JBN: – Whom do you find yourself listening to these days?

TL: – I listen to blues, jazz, and lots of other genres of music. It’s  beauty in it all.Keeps me in the know.

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JBN: – Let’s take a trip with a time machine: where and why would you really want to go?

TL: – I might would like to go back when I first started if I could know the things I know now. Would I change somethings? 4Sho. Am I happy with my life now? 4Sho. Every morning I open my eyes, I thank God for another day. We are all just passing through.I take my God given gift of singing and try to share it with everyone.

JBN: – So far, it’s been me asking you questions, now may I have a question from yourself…

TL: – Thank you, very interesting. You ask questions other interviewers have missed.

JBN: – This interview was done about a year and a half ago, but we are publishing it now, because this so-called musician is simply not interesting for us, she is mediocre.

 

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