Interview: Kendra and the Bunnies
Thanks for your time today Kendra, you have a crazy busy touring and performing schedule. How do you keep up with it all?
Thank you so much for inviting me to interview. Show life is totally a hustle-and-bustle, and one that I love dearly. I recently finished a Fall run up on the East Coast with 4 shows in the Brooklyn and Greenwich, NY area. I keep up with it all by (blushes) loving what I do. This in conjunction with meditation, good books, writing, friends, and spiritual direction. I refer often to my guitar, pencil, and paper.
It’s no secret that the music biz is tough and not for the faint of heart. What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far?
I have found that persistent renewal of my dedication to music is crucial. Steps are steps. Sometimes these steps in my music career feel like leaps and bounds upward to the sky; sometimes, these steps feel like lateral waddles. I enjoy both the same. I love the journey. I am grateful for the process.
What do you enjoy most about being a musician?
Oh my gosh! Performing! I absolutely love performing. I wouldn’t say I am a ‘ham’, but I do love the spotlight. I thrive while expressing myself artistically. I also love been a positive influence on listeners, whether they are friends, family, or fans. When people come up to me at my shows or reach out to me on Instagram to speak about the emotional relatability of my lyrics I feel passionately in place. I like playing my role within the grander scale of life; living authentically cues others to give genuine moments the space in time they deserve. “Let it Be…”
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
The impact of event-life on sustainability. I’d like to frame a conversation of how we can be models of interchange within our own community. When we come together to discuss things of substance it breathes life into purpose. Is there a way to project sustainable practices into the performance-life? Re-usable water bottles are a start.
Is writing music therapeutic for you? And if so, how?
I am glad you asked. Playing the guitar is my freaking go-to. You know those 90’s songs about angst and anxiety… hears “I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend,” spinning in the background… In those moments, I channel my feelings into strumming. The time-piece paired with the sounding board of musical reverberations echoing through playing guitar puts me into the moment. It reminds me of ease and that aforementioned role I play in the grander scale of cosmic surrender. Additionally, poetry is my romantic everything. “Write on, Wayne!” – “Write on, Garth!”
Describe your sound in one sentence.
The iridescent realization of peace through folklore and rocked roll.
Any dream gigs or stages you’ve always wanted to play?
Red Rocks Ampitheater. The Hollywood Bowl. The Gorge. MSG. The Fillmore San Fran. The Fillmore Denver. The Oriental Theater. Austin City Limits. Coachella. Curated festivals hosted by my production company, “New Age Wasteland”, that support and boost conscious alignment.
Big shows on the horizon and how do we get tix?
10/30 at The State Social House on Sunset Blvd. Free show.
11/12 at Kulak’s Woodshed on Laurel Canyon. Free show.
11/21 at The Viper Room on Sunset Blvd. $10 tickets available here [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acoustic-night-at-the-viper-room-ft-kendra-the-bunnies-tickets-76393393697?aff=ebdssbdestsearch]
Please tell our readers how they can support you online and be part of the Kendra & the Bunnies movement.
Wonderful; I’d love that! For updates, follow me on Instagram at @Kenbunny.
My music is also streaming on all music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
Find a link for streaming here [https://songwhip.com/artist/kendra-and-the-bunnies]
Peek my website here too [https://kendraelisabethmuecke.com/
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