Today we’d like to introduce you to Seth Loveless.
Seth, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was born in Phoenix, AZ and grew up on the outskirts of Buckeye, Arizona. I was always interested in music from the time I was a toddler. I’d always be singing songs for whoever would listen. My grandfather was my first guitar teacher and taught me a few guitar chords one day when I was twelve years old. I’d never touched a guitar in my life until then, but I went home and practiced those few chords he showed me that night. I came back to him the next day and played him the song he had shown me, Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues. I also sang it at the same time as well as playing it. He said, “We have to get this boy a guitar for his thirteenth birthday!” I’ve been playing music ever since.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a singer, songwriter, and fingerstyle guitar player. I make my living playing live music. My grandfather introduced me to the fingerstyle guitar genius who was known as Chet Atkins. I’m a finger picker because of Chet. I fell in love with Chet’s playing and discovered other guitarists like Jerry Reed, Mark Knopfler, Lenny Breau, Tommy Emmanuel, Richard Smith, Scotty Anderson, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, and Greg Koch by watching and listening to Chet Atkins videos on YouTube. These guitar players have all influenced and shaped my guitar playing style tremendously. Fingerstyle guitar has a very unique and distinctive sound. My mother and father raised me on classic rock music, and I was exposed to artists and bands like Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, and AC/DC at a very young age. I was also exposed to country artists like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. Classic rock, Outlaw Country, and fingerstyle instrumental guitar music have definitely shaped and inspire the way I create music. I usually come up with the music and melodies before I write the lyrics. I find writing much easier that way. My lyrical content can consist of anything really. Love, loss, everyday life, and out of the norm stuff are just some of the topics I’ll write about. Sometimes I write metaphorically, and I even explore philosophical ideas in my music. I want people to interpret my songs how they want to interpret them, that way, it feels more personal and they connect with it more. More than anything, I just want to take people on a ride through my music, and I hope it gives them a sense of empowerment. I want people to listen to my music and be inspired to create art just as the artists that I listen to inspire me to do so.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
My advice would be to chase your wildest dreams and never stop. Life will throw obstacles in your way, but you have to keep going.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can find my original album titled, “Seth Loveless” on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. They can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sethlovelessofficial/
- Facebook: https://facebook.com/sethlovelessofficial/