Typical days and weeks lately are rather uneventful. After a very traumatizing period of time earlier this year that resulted in tragic loss of loved ones I took some time off from work to recover, reflect and rebuild.
MC: If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
It’s tough to narrow that down to one but if I had to pick just one it would have been cool to vibe with Freddie Mercury. Seeing some of the behind the scenes portrayals of how some of Queen’s classic songs came to life in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, it would have been pretty cool to have him do that over some riffs I had come up with.
MC: Any crazy stories you’d like to share with us?
At first thought, I immediately tried to think of some crazy story of mind-altering shenanigans. I’ll instead tell a story more relatable in the current world we all live in. A few months ago we recorded a cover version of the 1970’s classic soul song “Ooh Child” by the Five Stairsteps. The backstory to that was this. In February of this year I lived out a true Covid19 nightmare. Just before Valentine’s day both of my parents contracted covid. Before I knew it, in a matter of days my mother was in ICU on a ventilator and my father was in a grave state as well 2 floors above her as they both were admitted on the same day. Later that week my 17 yr old daughter was admitted to Vanderbilt University children’s hospital, also in intensive care in Nashville and my older brother was admitted to the same hospital as my parents a couple days later. On February 28th and March 1st both of my parents had passed from covid within 22 hours of each other. Thankfully my 17 year old and my brother recovered as well as my 13 yr old they’re mother and myself who had all had it at the same time. The passing of my parents devastated not only me but my entire family. It was a few days after they’re passing I heard the song “Ooh Child” and the lyrics struck me in such a way as if my parents were speaking to me directly “Ooh child things are gonna get easier” I made up my mind I wanted to do a 7descent version of the song in tribute to my late parents that would live forever. The light at the end of that very dark time was our cover of that song that I feel strongly is the best remake of that classic song ever done that can live on forever in memory of my parents.
MC:Favorite live show that you performed at?
My favorite live performance was the kickoff show for the “Rock Scene Nashville”. It was the 1st show in a series of live shows that showcased local rock talent in Nashville. To be in a new band in that scene and play the 1st show is a fond memory for me.
MC:What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future is to try and be the best man I can be for my family as my parents were to me. To continue doing my part to grow 7Descent into the success I feel it can be. To enjoy life as much as possible after seeing first hand and closer than I ever wanted to how it can all be gone in the blink of an eye.