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Art & Life with Jack VanDerPol

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jack VanDerPol.

Jack, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My life has revolved around music since I was a kid. My Dad was musical and all of his side of my family was musical tool. My Dad noticed my interest in the Guitar early on and when I was 6 years old he bought me a little beginner guitar. I had absolutely no idea how to start playing so I would just keep putting my fingers in random places on the neck until it sounded alright. Over the years I eventually learned about chords and notes and all that musical junk. In high school everyone kept talking about what they were going to do when they graduated. Some of my friends knew exactly what schools they wanted to get into and what jobs they wanted after college. My chances of getting into a University were extremely small because of my poor transcript and that put a lot of pressure on me. All I knew is that I wanted to pursue music and that I would do whatever it took to get me there. I was always told to have a plan B just in case music didn’t work out for me. I thought that a Plan B would be a kiss of death for my Plan A. So, I jumped into music headfirst and worked my way from there to where I am now.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m in a band called Sunday At Noon. I make music because that’s what I feel like God put me on this Earth to do. I’m here to reach people with my art. My music is here to help people get through a drive home after a bad day at work. My music is also here to pump them up on a good day.

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
I think that it’s both. It’s easier for artists to get their art out there to more people because of social media and other websites. However, it’s harder to get people to pay attention because there are millions of people doing the same thing as you. Peoples feeds are constantly being flooded with new artists. You have to stand out.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can find my music on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and all other sources for streaming music!

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Image Credit:
@wyldflwrcreativeco or Wyldflwr Creative Co.

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