Sean Wiggins interview with ChicagoPride.com
Thu. September 23, 2004 by Keely Schalk
In fact, she’s headed back to Chicago for one show only as part of a Chix Mix “Plugged In” Production.
She’ll be on a double bill with local artist Reyna Larson for what will promise to be a EXCELLENT night of kick ass rock, blues, pop and downright fantastic of music if you are into woman with great voices (and frankly, who’s not!).
Here’s a look into the mind of Sean Wiggins…hold on!
KS: Finally, you are coming back to Chicago! What have you been doing since we last saw you?
SW: I played Washington, DC Pride & San Fran Pride. Plus I have been getting airplay on Sirius OUTQ, out of New York. Of course I am playing all over Southern California with my new band! I am having a blast!
KS: You've been compared to a lot of different singers,but who would you compare yourself to?
SW: Gosh I don't like to compare myself to anyone. I think I sound a lot like Sean Wiggins.
KS: Who or what was or is currently your biggest musically influence?
SW: I would have to say that The Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin are my biggest influences. But I also would have to say LIFE is my biggest influence!
KS: People in Chicago love you, but lets say someone hasn't seen you live yet and they are coming out Sept 30 how would you describe your music?
SW: Well, I would call it acoustic rock with some country, some blues and some folk in it. MY new guitar player is coming and he is very old school - kinda Stevie Ray Vaughn like or Alman Brothers.
KS: I hear you are bringing Paul Houston your guitarist with you to Chicago, how will that change the show if at all?
SW: Well, he adds a bunch of hooks to my music and let's me relax a little because he is playing guitar. I can relax and focus on performing and singing my ass off... Plus his solos ROCK!!!!! Should be fun!
KS: You have a lot of interactions with your fans at your shows, is this something you plan on or does it just happen?
SW: It just happens. I like to interact with people because I want them to have fun!!! If we better understand each other, I think more fun can be had - tee hee.
KS: Any news on a new CD?
SW: I should be going into the studio by the end of this year to re-make a few tunes and record the new ones with the new band! I am so excited!
KS: Who's CD would I find in your CD player right now?
SW: Annie Lennox
KS: If you could do a duet with anyone who would it be?
SW: Annie Lennox
KS: If you were stuck in an elevator and you could pick on famous person to be stuck with, who would it be and why?
SW: Katherine Hepburn - but that would be hard now.. So - let's say Bonnie Raitt - I just admire her for so many reasons. She never gave up and has always been true to her own style and her own music. I admire that!
KS: Would you rather?????
...have the same song playing in your head forever or say "like" before every sentence?
Wow - I would rather die... But I would rather have the same song in my head!
...know it all or have it all?
Know it all I guess.
be invisible or be able to fly?
Fly all the way!
...be rich or famous?
...be a dog named Killer or a cat named Fluffy?
Killer all the way - no fluff here
...be stranded on a desert island alone or with someone you hate?
...get even or get over it?
Get over it!
...sing or write songs?
Sing - I would die if I couldn't sing : (
Catch the live show with Sean (and Reyna - read the interview with Reyna) at Lily’s, 2515 N. Lincoln, Chicago. Thursday, Sept. 30 – 9 pm - $10 cover.
Event Details or get more info at www.ChixMixProductions.com.
Interviewed by Keely Schalk
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