Barefoot Music’s Exclusive Interview w/Trevor Sewell
Part I of II
Some of the best Blues musicians globally are not from the southern region of the USA where the roots of Blues was founded. Trevor Sewell’s British Blues Band – The Trevor Sewell Band reaches the rocky and soft shores of Blues-hounds everywhere, bringing his fantastic storytelling through his lyrics and guitar.
Vocally & musically I have become a hard fast fan of the band’s.
I find Trevor to be the epitome of a consummate lead guitarist and singer/songwriter. Though I have not had the pleasure of seeing the band perform live (yet, albeit on my bucket list) his persona & showmanship comes across even in his recordings and videos. Trevor’s vocals & guitar chops speak Front-Man without question.
Hearing the rich timbre of a bluesy vocalist like Trevor Sewell is why I like listening to someone….singing the blues.
With release of Trevor’s latest CD titled “*Independence ” and receiving the 2013 Hollywood Music Media Award for Best blues (more details to follow) on the same day no doubt swung Trevor’s life into full motion, yet he still finds the time to share with his fans. Being a generous person is only a glimpse of who Trevor is; and in that spirit he took time for an interview with wonderful details about himself and his music. Because Trevor so pleasantly surprised this writer by his openness and sharing, he inspired this to be a two-part series, which is an amazing & humble honor for Barefoot Music.
So on that note, as a favorite DJ of mine often says; “ You didn’t come here to listen to me…”
Up first is Trevor’s award-winning song “The Train” which on a side note let me just add; as you’ll see Trevor is playing his 3-string Cigar Box guitar with his amazing slide work.
” The Train. “
BM: Tell us about the artwork for your cover of your new CD Independence.
Trevor: The Artwork was designed by Doug Wallace a very talented Design Student at Northumbria University (well technically he is actually a graduate of the Interactive Media Design course there). The photo was taken in Shaw along the Blues Trail in America by Paul Blackburn. I wanted something that suggested Independence and blues but with a more contemporary edge and I think Doug has hit the spot with this. I also liked that it wasn’t just another picture of me.
BM: You’ve been in the industry for many years, working with some fantastic musicians and studios; how would you say your music has changed over time?
Want to know about Trevor's favorite gear? Learn who in Trevor's dreams would he like to jam with. Tune back in tomorrow for part II and learn more about bluesmen Trevor Sewell. A BIG THANK YOU Trevor for taking away from your valuable composing and studio time to chat..
Purchase Trevor's new CD INDEPENDENCE www.cdbaby.com www.itunes.com
Before concluding Part II of the interview with Trevor Sewell I want to thank Trevor again for his time he gave to us his fans in sharing for this post and for his music he brings to our lives. It enriches our lives. Please take some time and visit Trevor's web site and also look for his new album "Independence" at the retail outlets lined below. I am fortunate to have acquired Independence and his album Calling Your Name (another personal favorite) in my own collection which adds nicely to my blues collecion. I don't think one should be without
Both Trevor and I want to thank his loyal fans for your attention. Trevor’s wishes to also welcome and thank his newest fans.
Trevor Sewell Band at The Cluny – ” 100 Years”
BM: You are a brilliant composer & storyteller. What is your process for creating your lyrics and music?
BM: With all that you have experienced as a musician what has success come to mean for you?
BM: As an award wining bluesman, performer, & recording artist, can you share some of your best tips for an aspiring artist?
Trevor: This might sound like a ‘I’ve heard all this before’ scenario but (and I had this said to me many times over the years but chose to ignore it –DOH!) – Just do something that you want to do and stop trying to please everybody – if you like it then the chances are that someone else somewhere will too – its more a question of finding like minded people and growing your own audience and in this day and age with social networks etc. its all possible – in fact that’s how I met you Toni – like I say I wish I had taken that on board a lot of years ago but I suppose I had to discover it for myself –I think hindsight would have come in very handy at times.
Thank you once again Trevor Sewell for your always outstanding musicianship.
if you you’re in the UK Newscastle area and you get the chance go out to see Trevor and his band. Live at The Cluny, last time around catch us back at The Cluny on Friday December 27th – tickets online from www.thecluny.com or if you see me just ask 🙂
- “Com’ on Train”… next stop The Trevor Sewell Band (barefootandmusic.wordpress.com)