One of the strongest women I know and one who is renowned throughout the indie music community as "Aoede The Muse," is the award-winning pop-folk singer, songwriter, artist, playwright, and author, Lisa Sniderman. She has recently released her memoir of creating music, plays, performances in face of a debilitating disease and it is a must read for anybody in the music or creative communities. She joins us to talk about A Light in the Darkness this week. In it she discusses the Gift in the Curse. The curse is her disease, a debilitataing condition that she lives with every day; the Gift is that because of her experience, she can feel compelled to share, connect with and inspire others and offer a path towards healing and hope despite hardship and struggles. As long as I have known her, she has been a source of joy, creativity, and strength - no wonder she has won so many music awards! Maybe next is a book award?.
Trevor Douglas is a singer, songwriter and musician from Fort Worth, Texas. A finalist on American Idol and Dallas winner of Hard Rock Rising 2017, he has opened for the Jonas Brothers, sang at The Dallas International Film Festival, and played The State Fair of Texas. Texas even awarded him "The Most Entertaining Singer" in The Texas Top Ten competition, solidifying him as a musician to watch in the region. Trevor was also invited to give a TED Talk for TEDxSMU titled “Creativity: What Makes Us Different”. As a songwriter, he gravitates towards a subtle pop style, sensitive lyrics, sweeping melodies, and hooky choruses, using his guitar as both an acoustic and percussive instrument, creating live backing tracks and vocal harmonies with his loop pedal.