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interview with uptown magazine

What’s your definition of a true artist?  Is it the amount of fame, bright lights and unlimited fortunes in wealth that we as fans of all genres of music brand successful?  I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with singer-songwriter and producer Amel Larrieux as we talked the music business, creativity and life.


Who was the one artist that made you say “This is what I truly want to do?”


Well…it didn’t happen for me quite like that.  Music was such a normal part of my life, because my parents were artists and I grew up in an artist community.  It was in an actual building were you had to be an artist to live there.  It was such a normal part of my life I thought everyone lived that way (laughs).  So when I visited friends I went to school with and their parents were a Doctor or Lawyer, it seemed like so foreign to me.  So music and all these kinds of artists that influenced me were always around me with stuff I was exposed to.  I don’t think I ever had the moment.  I’ve always been doing it.  The experience has always been a part of me.  I spent two years at a creative & performing arts school in Philadelphia and sung in a choir there as a voice major.  The choir was the biggest rush I can remember that made me realize music was going to be a major part of my life. Keep Reading >>



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