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An Interview With Actor Dhruv Bali



Dhruv Bali is an actor who appeared in the one man show, Pain is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever; here is a link to his website:

Q: What made you decide to pursue acting?

A: While working on my Major in economics at The University Of San Francisco, I started taking theater classes. Since I loved doing Drama/acting in school I instantaneously fell in love with acting all over again, something that has been always close to my heart. After graduation I knew that I wanted to pursue it as a career since I have always believed that if one chooses what they love doing or are passionate about success is bound to come and you are happy doing it.

Q: What is “Pain is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever” about?

A: Pain Is temporary is a play/Solo performance which I wrote, directed and acted in. It is about the idea of ‘never giving up” as often times we give right before we are about to chieve our goal. There will be hardships along the way, life is tough and often when we are trying to achieve something we will be faced with obstacles but those are ust temporary if you have the tenacity to keep going and working hard towards what you want.

The play itself is about the hardships I had to face in my life in my prime years 19-22. I had gotten sick and had to take a break from college, spent a whole year going in and out of hospitals, suffered complete muscle atrophy to the point where I could not een climb stairs on my own. For a 20 year old who should be in college growing up I was suddenly scooped out of that life.
But I did not give up I kept fighting, got better and stronger came back to college, got my degree with a 3.97 GPA and was offered to be the valedictorian. I also achieved a physique for which people commend me to this day and aspire to look like.

We often times doubt ourselves and our potential, Pain is temporary is about the ideology that anything is possible if you set your mind to it and not give up until you achieve it.
The play was a very cathartic experience as I played 7 different characters in it all people who were somehow involved in my life during my tough time
Q: What inspired you to write it?

A: I have always been passionate about motivational speaking and the affect it had on people. I knew my story in itself was very inspirational and would help a lot of people who are going through tough times and don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. So when the opportunity came create a production of my own and open it to the audience at The University of San Francisco I knew this was the time.

Q: How did you go about getting it produced?

A: The head of the department at my college at USF were very supportive since they saw me get to where I was physically and mentally since I started at USF. They knew that it would be a very inspirational story for the students at the college as well since often times college is a place where people wanna quit or face a lot of obstacles.

Q: What do you hope to express as an artist?

A: I hope to tell true stories, inspirational stories and stories which inspire people to bring about a change. We often get so caught up with the fame and media attention that we forget that the real stories aren’t being told. The inequality between the rich and poor, environmental degradation, the affect of media and brainwashing our minds are all topic that surround but not everybody wants to talk about it.

Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it influence your acting?

A: Since my time at Penn State where I was a finance major I have been very passionate about economics and stock market trading, so I decided to do two things I love doing : Acting and finance. I call them both gambling since both my proffesion do not have certainity but a certain adrenaline rush which only the ones involved in understand. It has actually helped my acting since I can make my own hours now.

Q: What is your oddest Hollywood story?
A: Shortly after moving to Hollywood, I was walking to a CVS after midnight which was very close to my apartment. On my way, two gangs very having a fight. I continued walking by them when all of a sudden two of the gamg members came up to me started trash talking and hitting me out of no where. Since I am an actor all I was thing was please “don’t hit my face “. I ran to a a bar nearby and the bouncer came out and stopped them. He later told me that they were even carrying guns so I should be happy that I am alive. That was the oddest Hollywood experience I have ever had.

Q: What famous character from literature were you born to play?

A: A couple of characters come to mind. My top picks would be, Romeo, Robin Hood, Alexander the great, Tarzan and Don Juan. I will pick Robin hood though since he was the poor mans prince as I have always been very passionate about helping people, paying it forward.
Also Alexander the Great was such a great warrior and conqueror and his stories are just awe inspiring, he embodies my ideology of never giving up and believing in yourself and not stopping till you achieve your goal.

Q: What is the most useful advice you have ever received about show business?

A: Well one of the most useful advice has to be that its not about what you can do or how talented you are but who you know in the indusstr. Its all about networking, who you know and what they can do for you if you wanna get ahead in showbiz.

Q: What makes you fameworthy?

A: Like the famous line from Spiderman “With great Power comes great responibilty” same goes with fame I feel.
I feel with fame comes a certain responsibility, the power to affect people and bring about change. Too many people are famous for the wrong reason. I do not question someone elses hustle but I feel I will do things different if I am famous.

Personaly I know I am talented, hardworking , driven and very passionate about telling stories. I grew up in India so I have feel I understand the eastern mindset as well as the western philosophy. It has made me the person I am. I have a personable personality whit the charisma and charm that is needed to be a star. I feel those two are a lethal combination in todays world of social media as people want to know more about you. I feel I have what it takes to connect with my audience and tell true meaningful stories.

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects.

An Interview With Writer Chris Keane

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Chris Keane is the author of Loot and The Girl from the Woods; here is a link to his Twitter account:


Q: What is Loot about?


A: Loot is about three 12-year-old boys in 1977 who skip trick-or-treating to search for cash left behind by one of their deceased aunts so they can buy an Atari game system.


Q:  What inspired you to write it?


A: Loot was inspired by fond memories of Halloween and the endless hours I spent with my friends exploring the woods and farmland around our neighborhood.


Q: How did you go about promoting it on Kindle?


A:  I promoted Loot on Kindle by signing it up for Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and also registing the e-book on Goodreads.  On KDP, I set up giveaways to help get into more readers’ hands and generate reviews.



Q: What is your new book The Girl from the Woods about?


A: The Girl from the Woods is paranormal romance novel about a 19-year old guy who gets dumped at his elderly grandmothers in a rural upstate New York for the summer. Without a car, cell service, or even basic television, there is nothing to do but wander around the nearby woods just as he had as a small child. During a hike, he meets sexy—and slightly older—Angie. On the surface, she’s a devoted daughter content to be single while she manages her father’s medical practice. Yet deep down, Angie is bored and heartbroken…and is harboring some special gifts that she keeps secret from her father and their backwoods community. As Dante’s grandmother’s health declines, he reaches out to Angie’s father for help, only to uncover the good doctor’s dark side. When Dante confides in Angie, it drives a spike into their budding relationship. He’s left to wonder if he’s all alone in his quest to save his grandmother from grave danger.


Q:  What is your creative process?


A: Sometimes story ideas come to me randomly.  Most of the time, I’ll sit down and brainstorm and write down topics until one looks promising. If  they are worth pursuing, I’ll sketch out a brief outline.  Usually, they are not enough to go on for a full story. But once I settle on a solid premise, things move rather quickly.  First, I complete a detailed outline, and then I just start knocking off chapters one by one.  I try to get through the entire story before doing much editing. Once I’m done I’ll go back and read what I have and see if it works.  If so, I’ll give it an edit myself, before sending it to a professional copy editor prior to publication.


Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it influence your writing?


A: I’m an engineer by day. While I don’t write about the field at all in my work, I think it has given me organizational skills which I use to structure to my stories, and also some analytic skills to “de-bug” problems when stories don’t work. It also has probably given me some patience and perseverance as some problems are not easily solved.


Q:  Who are some of your writing influences?


A: I have been influenced many authors along the way. Some writers I try to emulate are: Elmore Leonard (for his great dialog and plots), Steven King (for his imaginative storytelling), and also more recently both Alice Sebold and Khaled Hosseni (for their haunting prose).


Q: What makes a character worth reading about?


A:  I appreciate characters who are passionate and also somewhat flawed.  Its always interesting to watch someone take journey and overcome their shortcomings along the way.  In the end, they end up learning something about life, and hopefully some of that is transferred to the readers.  Of course, it’s got to be a really fascinating journey to keep readers turning pages!


Q: What trends in literature annoy you?


A: I really dislike how flooded the book market is with dystopian works as a result of the success of The Hunger Games.  Yes, I found it very entertaining myself, but the whole premise loses its luster the next trilogy around.


Q: What scares you?


A:  I’m scared of the unknown! As soon as there’s a problem, I race to my smartphone and start to Google everything I can about the topic.  Knowledge may not be a panacea but it makes me feel more in control.

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects.

An Interview With Writer Howard Eisenberg






Howard Eisenberg is a writer who penned many articles with his wife Arlene Eisenberg, the co-author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. He is the author of the Guess Who series for children and he also wrote  the book and lyrics for the musical The Million Dollar Bet; here is a link to his website:


Q: When did your realize you were a writer?


A: World War II had just ended and I was an 18-year-old PFC in Company K of the 357th Infantry bivouacked in an SS barracks. “I see in your file,” Captain Ingraham said, “that you’ve had two years of college. The Krauts left a mimeograph machine here when they took off. Write us a newspaper.” A half-dozen interviews and days later, the first copies of “The Rifleman” came hot off the mimeograph and I thought, “I’m a writer. This is what I  want to do for the rest of my life.”


Q: What kind of day jobs did you have in your life and how did they inspire your writing?


A: Writing copy about D-con rat poison for a small ad agency ended suddenly when a rat of a vice-president absconded with the company’s bank account. (Not at all inspirational.) A job writing “The Tattler” at the legendary Grossinger’s in the Catskills led to meeting 50s super-star Eddie Fisher, singing with the band while waiting to turn 18 so he could perform legally at the also legendary Copacabana.  I became Eddie’s press agent, got him in “Time” magazine, later wrote for his TV and radio “Coke Time” shows, and ghosted dozens of fan magazine articles. When the show went Hollywood, I was able to write and sell free-lance pieces about, among others Steve McQueen, Shelley Winters, Deborah Kerr, Alan Ladd, and Rory Calhoun. That jump-started a free-lance writing career which, when Eddie joined the U.S. Army Band, led to collaborating with my magnificent late wife, Arlene, for the majors: Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, McCall’s, Parade, Reader’s Digest, New York Times Magazine, and then for every free-lance writer’s dream: the Saturday Evening Post with a Halloween cover story: “Memoirs of a Monster,” as told to us by Boris Karloff.

Q: What inspired you to write, Adorable Scoundrels?


A: My muse, Arlene, who co-wrote the “What to Expect” series with our daughter, Heidi Murkoff.  Traveling with Arlene on her book tours, I met armies of moms and dads. And toddlers. Time spent at 30,000 feet is a great time to write, and I used it. So when Arlene toured for “What to Expect in the Toddler Years” she always sintroduced me five minutes into her lectures to read my fresh-off-the-747 toddler poems. Later, parents would come  up to me and ask, “Where can I get the book?”  I didn’t have one then. I do now.


Q: You have written for some major publications! What advice would you give to all of those aspiring bloggers out there who fantasize about being real journalist?


 A: There are a lot of bloggers out there doing darned good journalism without any help from me. Ordinarily I suggest things most already know — buying a good book or two on free-lance writing or taking a community college course. But I do have a timely late-breaking news suggestion.  I’ve been a part of the 1,200 member American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) for almost 60 years. Writers, both aspiring and already successful will be coming to its 45th Annual Writing Conference in NYC from all over the country May 20-21. It’s not too late to register at asja.com. It would take another 500 words to describe the 35 instructive sessions, the one-on-one meetings with editors, agents, and publishers, and individual mentoring sessions. Assignments sometimes happen on the spot, and it’s not too late to learn more and to register at asja.com. I’m still attending and learning.


Q: What is the overall theme of the, “Guess Who” series?


A: Kids read the giraffe’s, the bear’s, the alligator’s “autobiographies in rhyme,” with educational clues in every line and the last word (the animal’s name) left blank for them to guess.  Rhyming books are fun for kids and encourage them to read instead of burying their heads in digital dumpsters. And the fact that they are riddles as well as rhymes increases the fun. There are three book so far: Guess Who Zoo, Farm, and Neighborhood. GWZoo and GWFarm include “If Animals Could Talk” sections where the animals reveal other things that make them interesting — like the camel’s, “Most horses stand when they’re sleeping. I’m smarter. I lie down.”


Q:  What is the oddest thing you ever heard from an editor?


A: “I’m sorry, but we had to drop Arlene’s byline.” Those words came from an editor of “This Week” magazine, talking about the first piece Arlene and I ever collaborated on. She was 20 years old and a new mom who’d left college to marry lucky me. A mom was, at that point, all she wanted to be. (She’d practically memorized Dr. Spock to earn a Girl Scout merit badge).  This was my first Big Time assignment and I’d been essentially rewriting the lead for two weeks. The morning before a Mothers’  Day deadline with panic and writer’s block setting in, Arlene calmly suggested that I move over. Two hours later we had an excellent piece that needed only a light coat of polish. The next day my editor informed me that the layout had already been finished and Arlene’s first byline would have to wait. It did, but not for long. Over the next 35 years “By Arlene and Howard Eisenberg” appeared in more than 100 major magazines and on the cover of five books.
Q: If you and Arlene disagreed about what to put in an article how did you resolve it?

A: The same way we resolved any and all disagreements in our 48-year marriage. The “winner” should always be the one to whom the issue was most important. And if that didn’t work, never go to bed mad. So as I slipped under the sheets I always apologized —  even if I thought Arlene was wrong.
Q: What trends in children’s literature annoys you?


A: This may shock you. But to be honest (something I learned from my dad while I was in knickers), I don’t read a lot of children’s literature because I’d rather write it. I am happy that the days with sentences structured like, “Run, Jack, run,” are over. My six-year-old son struggled at reading until his teacher realized why: People don’t talk like that. She gave him a fourth grade book about submarines and he sailed through it. My books don’t shrink from using “hibernate” when writing about bears. Children can learn an unfamiliar word’s meaning by asking parents and teachers or, better yet, by figuring it out from the context.


Q: What is, The Million Dollar Bet about?


 A: “The Million Dollar Bet” (for which I wrote book and lyrics) is as much about love as it is about a bet. The show’s key song captures this inspirational theme so important as people live longer: “Life Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over.” Leila, the leading lady expands on that when she cautions her husband, Jerry, “Never give up on your dreams. That’s how people get migraine headaches.” Jerry, an untutored closet baritone and occasional wedding singer, is the retired press agent who helped Eddie Hunter win fame and fortune. At Eddie’s fifth wedding, he is goaded into a a bet that Eddie is sure he can’t lose and Jerry is certain he can’t win: Eddie’s million against a year’s worth of Jerry and Leila’s social security pensions. Jerry has a year to become a singing star — with a booking in Vegas, a hit record, and a shot on the Tonight Show. Somehow (you knew this) in 100 minutes and 18 songs, that’s just what he does.


Q: When will we be able to see it?


 A: I wish I knew. We’ve had two successful readings so far and the show is in submission to regional theatres.  I believe in my show and I’m optimistic, but  realistic. I live on 80th St. It can take ten years to get  from there to Broadway.  But…l’m on the way.  ##

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects.



An Interview With Actor Olivier Saint-Victor


Olivier Saint-Victor is an actor who appears in the web-series Tyler Perry Mason; here is a link to his YouTube page:




Q: What made you interested in acting?

A: When I was young I would get into these crazy characters and have so much fun doing them. I also loved watching cartoons I thought they were cool. So I started going to acting classes to get better, to get knowledge on the art form and to be real serious.

Q: What is Tyler Perry Mason about?

A: It’s a black style procedural based off of the original procedural Perry Mason. It was a pilot I did with an associate from Tyler Perry. We went to the readings, shot the pilot and started shopping it. Then the orignal executive producer had to leave the show and an all new cast, crew came in. We taped a few shows then got some airplay on Pasadena T.V. and Padnet Long Beach.

Q:  What role do you play?

A: I played Detective Grayson the lead detective for the police department. It was good for me you know, I was just waiting to do a piece with action. You know something to get the adrenaline going real good.

Q:  How did you become involved with the show?

A: I went in for an audition at the producers house. He had me cold read for a detective then picked me that day. I told them I was excited to be able to work with them on the show.

Q: What is the best advice an acting coach ever gave you?

A: There are many things you have to remember when acting. 1 main thing though that will help is to fully listen to the other actor, to concetrate.

Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it influence your acting?

A: I’m part owner of a medical clinic. If you want to go anywhere you can’t rely only on the fact that your going to support yourself from acting right from the start. Especially if your new to the industry. You’ll need steady funding to get started.

Q: What is your strangest on-set story?

A: There could be an interesting one from my new film The Lion Horn Of Christ that i’m starring in. It would be though on the set of Tyler Perry Mason. When we were shooting a scene at a public library. Some disgusting looking guy walked on set bothering the whole crew. One of our main actors at the time approached the guy. Both of them started arguing talking about going to the parking lot to have a fist fight. I was like I ahh I really want to film this scene, so I told them to back off. They did and I got to shoot some of my best work.

Q: What screenwriter would you most like to work with?

A: One that wrote a comic book superhero flick…or a romance movie. You learn a lot of good qualities, right life lessons and firm representaion watching superhero movies.

Q: What do you like about Hollywood?

A: I’m from here. Been going to the city since I was a teenager. It’s good for me because of the entertainment industry. I told myself I should be polite.

Q: What about it would you change?

A: If there is any problem sometimes I wise up and let it go and move on. You know…don’t let myself dwell so much on the negativity and bad feelings. I have to be honest with my self to become a better man and to be a better leader. Have faith. If there’s any change to be made i’d say look to the sun.

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)

An Interview With Actor/Singer Frank L. Humphrey III


Frank L. Humphrey III is an actor and singer; here is a link to his website:



Q:  What made you interested in becoming a performer?


A:  What made me interested in becoming a performer was when I first sang in my home church St. Matthew Baptist Church of Jacksonville in Florida. At the age of 7 I sang, I Shall Wear a Crown and after I finished singing the selection the congregation began to clap and holler out like we were at a Football game or something. I knew then, that God gave me something special and it would behoove me that I use it before I loose it.

Q:  How did you come to perform for Michelle Obama?

A:  I came to perform for Michelle Obama through an organization that I became an ambassador for by the name of The Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation in Orlando, Florida after I won the male division of their competition. After winning the competition, I was asked to sing in the World Primer Gala in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Portifino Hotel and Resort. Unknown to me,  Patricia Mica the wife of Congressman John Mica attended the event  to hear me debut as a young classical singer and after hearing my performance told first lady Michelle Obama about me and the next I knew I was in Washington D.C. performing at the  First Lady’s Luncheon and  co-headlining the show with Gloria Estefan. Mind you, this was all going on in my senior year of high school!

Q: What kind of training have you had?

A:  I’ve been trained in Classical Piano, Drums, Conducting, Dance(Jazz). I’m also a Classically trained singer studying at The Manhattan School of Music and trained actor studying at The Alan Gordon Studio.

Q: You went to a performing arts school; what is your opinion of Fame?

A:  I went to a performing arts high school by the name of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida for my high school tenure. My opinion on Fame (the show/movie)  is this; It was a television show that was very dramatized for an effect, but the overall lesson of hard work and perseverance while striving for your goal is one that all people should look at as something to aspire to. But I’d also like to comment on the condition of fame. I believe that fame is something that is garnered when one has worked incredibly hard and people around you notice the hard work and tenacity you dedicate to your discipline of study. Fame equals thousands of hours of hard work, tenacity, discipline, humbleness, and an overall strong foundation.

Q: What is the overall theme of your album?

A:  The overall theme of my album is about my New York City experiences.  These include the nightlife scene, relationships, and embracing my pathway to success. I’d like to leave it up for interpretation, my music will tell it all.

Q: Do you think someone can be taught to sing or is it a natural talent?


A:  I think one must have the natural ability to sing and further expand on that natural talent with a voice teacher or mentor to bring the best out of the individual.

Q: Who are some of your musical influences?

A: My musical influences are Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Toni Braxton, Dirty Loops, Prince, Sandi Patty, Lecresia Campbell and Michael Jackson.

Q: What are some of the things you have done to promote your album?

A:  To promote my album I have hired a publicist (Kayo Anderson of Kayo Anderson Media) to take my brand to the next level and give more awareness to who I am. I’ve also secured the producer who worked on my first single “Late Night Memory” to produce my six song EP!

Q: What was your most nerve wracking on stage experience?

A:  The most nerve wracking experience I had on stage was during a performance of opera scenes of an Italian opera entitled La Rondine by Puccini. I forgot a couple of words and I made up my own Italian that I don’t even think existed!!!!!  It was the most hilarious thing, but I still gave it my all.


Q: What Broadway role could you nail and why?

A:  The Broadway role I could nail is the role of Pippin because we have a similar backstory. We both have tried many different things, and were put through many trials, but I knew deep down inside I wouldn’t be fulfilled if I weren’t doing something that made me happy. So, I trusted God with the entertainment business, and it hasn’t failed me!


Q: What is your opinion of Contests such as The Voice?

A:  My opinion of shows such as The Voice is that it’s great and clean entertainment, but it’s a quick way to stardom and everyone knows if it’s quick it’s not worth it!

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)

An Interview With Folk Duo March to May


Beth Wesche and Darren Guyaz are the members of the duo March to May; here is a link to the website:




Q:  Where does the name March to May come from?

A: “March to May” is a nod to our formative period, back in 2013. We wrote our first song together in March (shortly after meeting) and decided to move forward together as a professional duo in May. It was a magical time for us, full of new beginnings, possibilities, and tremendous growth – we wanted to capture some of that feeling in our name. Coincidentally, it’s also a reference to our birthday months – Darren was born in March and Beth was born in May.

Q:  What is the overall theme of The Water’s Edge?

A: Much like our name, The Water’s Edge captures the idea of new beginnings – which is appropriate, since it’s our first release. That said, the stories and experiences we sing about hit on some pretty quintessential human experiences – love, loss, happy relationships, unhappy relationships, your relationship with yourself, how you deal with solitude. We wanted this album to feel very personal, very human, so we focused telling stories that hit on these universal themes.

Q:  What inspired you to write the song Embers?

A: Embers was loosely inspired by the aftermath of Beth’s grandfather’s death, and watching members of Beth’s family move through their grief, pick up the pieces of their lives, and learn to be happy again. We wanted to touch upon the idea that nothing you love that deeply can ever truly be lost – it stays with you in memory, in the way that you lead your life and view the world. That love is a gift, and memory is its own kind of immortality.

Q:  Who are some of your musical influences?

A: As a duo, we’re hugely inspired by the Civil Wars, the Swell Season, and Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan. Unfortunately, none of them are playing together anymore! But they certainly set the stage for music like ours. We’re also huge fans of artists that don’t necessarily fit our mold – everything from Tori Amos to Made in Heights to Macklemore.

Q:  What is your oddest backstage story?

A: Hmm, that’s a tough one. One of our strangest show experiences happened last year. The morning of the day we were supposed to play the show, Darren woke up sick. As the day went on, he got worse and worse, and by the time we got to the venue he had lost his voice entirely. Given that we both sing lead vocals, and we base our writing on strong vocal harmonies, this was a serious problem! Beth ended up singing lead vocals for the entire set – including vocal parts she had never sung before going on stage that night. We’re still not sure how we pulled it off! It really reaffirmed our partnership, and trust in one another, musically – we couldn’t have managed it without an incredible amount of in-the-moment support, on both ends.

Q:  What is your process for writing a song?

A: Usually, one of us will come up with an instrumental part we like, then start building melodies, then harmonies, then lyrics. We co-write all of our songs, which is actually a really interesting experience. We have to be in the right mental space for it. But luckily we’ve had a pretty great track record so far – we’ve finished over 25 songs together in the past two years, and have over 60 more in various stages of completion. It’s exciting!

Q:  Do you ever argue about your songs?

A: Not usually. Occasional creative differences definitely come with the territory, but we usually move through them in a good way. We really do view our music as a collaboration.

Q:  What do you like about the Seattle music scene?

A: Seattle has a really vibrant music community! There are so many different kinds of music being produced here – it’s really inspiring to be a part of. Another thing that’s great about Seattle’s community in general is that people have a really strong appreciation for live music. They actually go to shows, and listen broadly, and generally support the art that’s being made here. It’s nice to see. You can go out on a random Tuesday and find venues packed with people out to see a band no one’s ever heard of. It feels like people are listening to your music for its own sake, not just because of what other people have said about your music.

Q:  What would you change about it?

A: It would be nice to have a stronger industry presence out here. It’s not that that presence doesn’t exist – it’s just that it’s a little smaller, and a little more underground, than in some other cities. But then again, maybe that’s what gives Seattle’s music scene its character.

Q:  What folk song is the theme song of your life?

A: Dust to Dust, by The Civil Wars.

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)