TexMex Shaman is an avant-garde guitarist, composer, and producer. On his debut EP, “Fever in the South” he plays all the guitars and most of the bass tracks. He has been a musician for over 20 years and says he still plays music “because I love it, there is no other reason”.
When asked how TexMex Shaman came about, he said “The TexMex Shaman project has only been around for about 7 months. It was born out of an incredibly painful breakup and me realizing, ‘shit I gotta do something’. There’s nothing like finding your passion again and again, whether it’s to heal or celebrate or anything really.
Just find it and hang on to it, because chances are you’ll need it many times throughout your life. Not only that but when you are living in your own power, you draw some of the most incredible people towards you. Life changing people”
Below is an interview with the one and only TexMex Shaman
How did you come by your stage name?
It was one of those lightning bolt strikes of an idea. I didn’t think too long on it, it just hit me when I started this thing. Plus I live in Dallas and was breastfed on enchiladas.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Fred Sanford, Jimmy Page, Bugs Bunny, and your mama. Yes, you the reader – I accredit my style to your mother. How does that make you feel?
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
The concept began and I guess still remains that this guy TexMex Shaman gets into all these situations but due to the incredible amount of sacred psychedelic substances he’s on, he is able to remain in control, drink his beer and cast out any evil spirits with his music. That’s what is represented on my album art.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
The biggest challenge is finding time to do this and still get sleep. My work ethic is incredibly frustrating because it’s so unforgiving. I don’t like to give up or leave something unfinished.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
Well, I’m the best at being me if that’s what you mean. There are better guitar players but I don’t look at life that way. Everyone is unique and has something to offer that gives them their own character. Find that and you’ll always be the best.
What are your plans for the near future?
I’m gonna continue to write and add another 5 or 6 tunes to release a full album in Jan on my birthday. Oh, you said near future…Uh, I’m just gonna go find a cash machine.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
You and the person reading this wearing that nice blue shirt.
How can fans find you?
I play a mean hide-n-seek so they probably won’t be able to.
If this is urgent, however, they can reach me at [email protected]
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Support other musicians you meet along the way. Don’t limit yourself to one style unless that’s just all you like, in which case … good lord. Don’t try to sound like anyone else – take what you like from an artist here and an artist there, hell use sounds from outside your window for inspiration. find your own voice practice the shit out of whatever you do – whether it’s an instrument, songwriting, producing or driving the band can – just do it enough so that you find you in it.
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