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Artist Interview: DONNY DRACO

1. Hey Donny, super nice to have the chance to chat with you! First and foremost what got you into music?

Hey what’s up, glad to get a chance to talk with you and answer some questions! I got into music around middle school. I played the drums at a young Age, was in band at school for awhile and actually did choir for a short time in high school. I started writing music at the end of high school and I had a friend (Garret Adams) that also started producing beats then. Our other friend (Jed Tonkin) made music with us, and built a fully functional studio in his backyard after we graduated. Garret still produces most of my instrumentals and I still record at Jed’s studio to this day.

2. What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Currently I am still trying to make this music thing a “career”. It’s hard being a new independent artist but I’m working on making it happen. If I wasn’t making music at all, who knows what I would be focusing on in my life

3. What are your long term goals?

With music, my goals are really to make it become my full source of income. I would love to be able to become well known, see the world, and share my music with as many people as possible. Ideally, after all of that I would keep creating in other forms of media, and take money that I earned and invest it in ways that would allow me to have an income for the rest of my life. I also wouldn’t be opposed to making films, acting, and getting into the NFT creating game.

4. How do you spend your time?

Most days I try to create something musically. Whether it is working on instrumentals/beats, recording, or filming something. If I’m not making music, I’m usually hanging out with my girlfriend, making art, traveling or doing something outside. If it’s winter I’m snowboarding, and I’m trying to get back into skateboarding this summer.

5. What makes you the happiest?

Well obviously creating (music/art) makes me very happy. Spending time with people I care about makes me happy. I also value the time I spend with just myself a lot.

6. What is the biggest decision you’ve had to make?

It’s hard to think of something on the spot really. I’d say that moving back to my hometown during the pandemic was a big decision. I wasn’t making much music at this time, but coming home allowed me to access the things I needed to make music frequently again.

7. What’s your favorite Youtube channel?

Well outside of music channels, I am actually a big fan of Good Mythical Morning. I have been watching Rhett and Link content since I was a kid and still find entertainment in the daily show they do. Also a big fan of the Bombhole Snowboard podcast.

8. Describe a real-life situation that inspired you?

I had a cousin who was one of my best friends my whole life. He was a very talented musician and songwriter, always in bands and playing/recording. Sadly, he unexpectedly passed away last summer. The last time I visited him before he passed, he told me I should start making more music again, but to just be myself and be more genuine. So I did.

9. What’s your fav movie? Can I guess Donny Darko?

Donny Darko is up there on my list, and did inspire my name! But I would have to say my favorite movie of all-time is the first Matrix movie.

10. Do you consider yourself a music - nerd?

I don’t really consider myself a music nerd. There are some people out there that know so much about playing multiple instruments, music theory, different bands or artists, etc. I just know the music I like and like to make, and try to learn everything I can.

The Pigeon added the new single, "My Mind" to his Weekly Gems playlist on Spotify.

You can check out the released music below and the official video is on the way! If you like what you hear, make sure to follow along so you can stay on top of future releases.

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