I began my journey to Worcester with a full tank of gas, a hot coffee in hand and thoughts of how I would approach some of Pop’s most successful artists. With a nice rush hour drive ahead of me I had plenty of time to contemplate what I viewed as important when I got my 3 minutes of time with each artist in between quick set changes, and meet and greets and maybe just even their time to run and eat some dinner.
By the time I paid the parking guy a million dollars to park in his crappy lot, approached Mechanic’s Hall, and picked up my press pass, I had decided that either I had to grasp the opportunity or I didn’t.
And so the night began. Sam James from “The Voice,” Tristin Prettyman, Andy Grammer and Gavin Degraw were gearing up to take their turns on stage at the beautiful, Renaissance-style Mechanics Hall- a nice, intimate venue with walls that were plastered with oil canvas paintings of past figures of state. The crowd was filling in nicely, a bit reserved at the beginning- but as the night went on they had made their way to the front of the stage and were singing to every song.
I eventually got to sit down with Gavin DeGraw, who was sweeter than pie! (cute too, if I must say so myself! shhhh) I wanted to make sure you all knew that his new video for “Soldier” benefits the Wounded Warriors Project and that if you want to contribute just click the link below. There are an unbelievable amount of unsung heroes in the beautiful United States that we live in and they deserve our support. So please go take a look and also at the music video for “Soldier.”
Gavin played a great set with his piano and his guitar player. Soulful and melodic and it his gorgeous smile certainly added to the performance. Overall a great night. Check out the vid below!!
**In the interview, I said WounderWarriors.org but the proper website name is http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ which you can access right here.