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Jeff Hanshaw / Press

“Hanshaw started playing guitar at the age of 15, inspired by classic rock artists such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. He takes pieces of different artists he likes and incorporates them into his own style. He just created his second album, called "Two Stars," which has a live sound, even though he recorded in his home studio. QUESTION: Where does your inspiration for music come from? ANSWER: It sounds cheesy but life experience. Something will happen in my life and I don't like to detail the event, because I like to leave things open for interpretation. Each of these songs have different feelings. ... It is always really cool to hear people listening to the words. QUESTION: Is it easy to open up about your emotions and put them on paper? ANSWER: I don't think it's easy. You don't want to come across as whining or sound silly. There is a part of you that is very vulnerable when you talk about your emotions. Words can limit sometimes, but that is where the music helps. ”

“QUESTION: How would you describe your music? ANSWER: To me, I'm more concerned about the lyric content capturing emotion. It's pure, vulnerable, and honest. As far as the musical side of things, I like to jump around from rock to acoustic. QUESTION: What do you like about making CDs yourself? ANSWER: What's cool about the music scene today is that you don't need anyone. You can pay for the duplication and everything else ”