Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Beth Spangler!
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
I love writing and performing music that moves people both emotionally and physically. I am a dancer, so while I love a good power ballad, I also dig a good, catchy beat that I can move to (You will find a combination of both on my new EP Audio Selfie). Four words I would use to describe my music would be soulful, relatable, fun, and inspirational.
I'm sort of genre-less in a sense, because my music reflects many different sides of me as both a person and an artist. For example, Audio Selfie includes some blues, soul, pop, urban, R&B, and EDM I don't like putting boundaries on my artistry for the sake of fitting into a certain demographic. It's a feeling, an experience, and what I feel is what comes out. :-)
Who are your musical influences and idols?
I grew up living and breathing Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. They are definitely my greatest musical influences. Other very influential artists throughout my life would include Ray Charles, Etta James, Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight, and Christina Aguilera.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
The Sign by Ace of Base. I bought it secondhand from a yard sale. I was a frugal child. Lol
What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
Hmmm... I guess the strangest to date would have to be my performing a two hour set on a farm trailer in someone's backyard. People were literally riding up on horses. Oh, and this kid was riding a dog around at one point. I felt bad for the dog. Lol. I'm from the South, what do you expect?!?
What is your current favorite guilty pleasure?
Macaroni & Cheese. I will never get enough of it in this lifetime!
If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Chocolate Chip Rock-Fo-Dough. Because I like to rock, but I especially like to rock-fo-dough :-)
Music is my platform for making a difference in the world. I think it is important for people to support the artistry by buying music so that more good music can be made.
Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
I'd have to do my final jam with Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Jessie J, and Ray Charles and we'd close the show with "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson.
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