In hindsight would be me. Honestly though? Never been about me. Created this vision after reaching so many artist doing straight interviews. Felt the artist deserved more. So the Great Knoxville and Tricities Community are the hero's. The bands both locally and across the United States and The world is the sole reason we exist. Their stories many can be heard on http://www.iheart.com/show/53-Star-Interviews-with-Ray-Ra/
They are the ones who opened my eyes and taught me so much and the importance of any artist/band can matter! They bust their tails handing out fliers and preforming at shows. We just provide an outlet for them to reach more then they could on their own. To me it is absolutely amazing when due to us creating that outlet. That people from different parts of the USA and the world can hear their music. That is rewarding in itself. The fact that we care enough to put the well established bands on the back burner and give the local scene no matter where that local scene is in the spotlight.
And while we are very thankful for the compliments and how we impacted bands lives. And gave them the opportunity many do not. And the fans like wow! Their are talented bands not on FM, XM, etc. Makes us smile.
I guess to be honest with everyone the fact we had old FM djs on for a much needed interview out of respect for all they have done for Knoxville. And yet a band member comes on and gives us props and ignored that station is amazing. And really shows how much we are wanted and needed to be that outlet. I was seriously flattered.
The fact we can stream live shows is amazing and makes me and the rest of us I am sure feel like apart of the show rather then a bystander. Makes me feel like I had a back stage pass to the world biggest band. Which to be completely honest. Many of the extremely talented bands could be and have that potential to be the next Kiss or GNR or Staind or SLIPKNOT or Pantera or KRS1 or 2 pac or Jadakiss or dmx or Janis Joplin etc. And it is a honor to be the ones their from the beginning to witness how it plays out.
It is a honor to be able to interview the young artist all across the country from the Extreme Music Tour. They could of chosen anyone else. When a band says Ray Ray we do interviews all the time and yours is breath of fresh air. Is amazing! For a MC and A dj to say I am a fan for life! Man I feel on cloud nine.
And to think this has started from a dream and out of a simple jaguars podcast that evolved I cant express how great that feels. I cant thank thunder walrus or budnroach enough for given us the opportunity to do this. And everyone I have come across of or joined on with has been quite a magical journey. I wouldnt trade this for the world. And will continue supporting and looking out for as long as we can.
This is our calling and what we do. And I have learned things from every interview and at every show attended. And still 2 years later feel like a kid at the candy store. And excited for what the future holds in store for us. And make no bones about it. Have the best group of people we work with and most importantly the best group of not just staff but friends any one could ask for.
And I in debt to everyone one I could never repay sides a simple thanks.