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INTERVIEW: Carlos Washington

How would you classify your music? 

Western Swing, Cowboy & Rodeo Classics.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences? 

Elvis Presley, Bob Wills, Sam Cooke, Cindy Walker, George Strait.

What do you want fans to take away from your music? 

Exceeded their expectations,  Leave Happy & Fulfilled.

How is the music scene in your locale? 

Weak for Western Swing & Country, Strong for Jazz,  Weak for R&B.

What is the best concert you have been to?  

Garth Brooks 1992.

What do you like most about playing live? 

The Intimacy and Audience Energy Exchange, Looking out into the audience watching them nod and tap their feet as they stare and glaze with amazement and approval.

Is there a track on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

“I’m Coming Home” It’s my music journey and other artists can also identify.

How have you evolved as a composer/artist over the last year?

I have found my music niche with Western & Western Swing Music. The songwriting and composing comes easy.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?  

Cindy Walker.

What’s next for you?  

National & International Recognition as the best Western Swing Artist of the decade.  Organize & Promote Western Festivals to Benefit Western Ranches.

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