Bobby Dale Marcum is a songwriter from....
No, I'm going to write this in first person. I was born in Wichita, Kansas, and shortly thereafter moved to Hutchinson, Kansas. My parents started me on piano lessons when I was five years old, so I was fortunate enough to learn how to read music and all that boring theory stuff. As I segued into adolescence, the sounds of Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and of course Nirvana (and what music became because of them) gave me an irresistible urge to pick up guitar. I played rock for seven or eight years non-stop. Eventually, the five year old piano player in me was drawn to the Jazz genre. I have been heavily into Jazz music for 15 years now, but I still love high voltage rock.
I write music because I can't help it, and it makes me happy. Music is default mode for me. I learned how to do audio production about 7 years ago.
There are no boundaries for me in music; if I like it, I won't ask what genre it is. To me, "genre" is similiar to a diagnosis of, say, ADHD. It's categorization; just a description of a set of behaviors or traits. I know mental conditions are real and need to be treated, and the analogy breaks down there. Music doesn't need treatment. It's the language we all understand, and it's here for us to enjoy, to pick and sample and keep what we find is to our liking.
I write mostly instrumental songs. I play all the instruments, do the production from recording to mixing to post production. And it's fun. I have no dreams of making money off of my music, but promoting it has become another interest.
Everything song you hear from me is either an expression of some emotion I need to vent, a tonal portrait of a person very dear to me, or sometimes it's just something like a melody that has hit me in the side of head so hard I have to do something with it. When a muse comes a' callin', you have to be a good host.
So I hope you enjoy some of my stuff and I'd love to find more opportunities out there. Thanks for looking me up!