Artist Interview: Wytch Doctor
Tell us about yourself and your music
I’m a veteran musician, originally from Buffalo, NY. I now reside on Camano Island, WA, about an hour and a half north of Seattle. I’ve played ALL kinds of music in the years I’ve been touring, recording and doing local gigs. I’ve been experimenting with solo guitar over Electronic beats and rhythms the last few years.
Talk to us more about your latest release
I’m currently working on material for release this summer, 2018. I’ve been busy with learning “solo” guitar tunes in order to get more local gigs.
What inspired you to write this release?
LIFE inspires my writing. It’s all about ‘feeling and emotion”.
Describe the writing and recording process
I have a couple of approaches to writing and recording. One is to write, record the music itself, and then to come up with the rhythms later, OR, I’ll experiment with some beats, and if I like something I’ll ‘Save’ it and record it, then add music later. I have a Pro Tools home studio.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes. Hopefully by the end of summer, also. I have a “Slideshow” presentation of the tune, ‘Space Trackin’, on YouTube.
Any plans to hit the road?
No plans until AFTER the summer release. Gotta find the right bookings…
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I’ve been around long enough to have been able to FIND “MY” VOICE on the guitar, which is what EVERY “ARTIST” strives for. Music is as varied as my background in music.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to a lot of ‘Smooth Jazz’, on the TV, or I tune in to local Jazz radio when driving. I also like to listen to various Electronic styles of music, too, from EDM to Dubstep, Progressive House, Ambient, etc…
Who are your biggest influences?
Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Jeff Beck, Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, African Drum music, World music.
Tell us about your passions
I like to read, a LOT. I’m working on learning soft style martial arts to complement the 2nd degree Blackbelt I earned in military Tae Kwon Do, and Streetfighting combative.
What else is happening next in your world?
I would LOVE to TOUR THE WORLD. Hope the Extraterrestrials come down to ‘Beam me up’, Then I can be on an ‘INTER-GALACTIC TOUR”…lol.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Huby/Mytch