Get to Know Rising Star Paul Adrian!
We recently got to chat with up and coming rising star Paul Adrian about life and music. Get to know more about him and how he got connected with us at Texas Music Project.
1. How did you get connected with the Texas Music Project?
I got connected with TMP when I was a senior in high school. It was actually Snowball Express that introduced me to the organization. Buck Kern, an executive from Snowball Express, introduced me to Michael Clay, after he found out I was a musician. And since then, TMP has been able to help get to me to play at different shows and events.
(Note – For those that don’t know, Snowball Express is the charity for the children of our fallen military heroes. They started in 2006 with a simple idea: Provide hope and new memories to the children of our fallen military heroes who died while on active duty since September 11, 2001.)
2. What has your experience been with the Texas Music Project?
TMP has been such a blessing in my life. Michael Clay has taught me so much. Every time I get a call from TMP, I swear it’s just to play on a bigger show than the previous one. Through TMP, I’ve performed on some of the largest stages I’ve ever seen.
3. What was it like performing at Oaktopia Fest and opening for Nora Jones?
Playing at Oaktopia fest was such a great experience! I have always wanted to play at a festival, and this was my opportunity! I was the first to go onstage out of the entire festival, and got to finish the night off by jumping on the stage to sing “Free Fallin’’ by Tom Petty.
Before Nora went on, I was hanging out on the side of the stage listening to the band play. It was kind of dark, and I noticed a woman walking up beside me. We made some small talk about the festival, and she told me that she was about to go up on stage. I then realized it was Nora Jones that I was talking to. I tried my best to keep my cool, and then I introduced myself. She was so sweet and down to earth. What a great experience it all was!
(Note: Oaktopia is a Music and Art Festival held annually in September in Denton, TX.)
4. What is your favorite part about music?
My favorite part about music is that it is so endless. There are many different sounds you can make. I love being experimental with sounds, and crossing genres. I find it hard to label myself into a genre, because depending on my mood, usually results in what I will play, or write to. Being able to create something that someone will listen to, depending on emotion, and environment is so interesting to me. It’s so fascinating, and keeps music so busy.
5. When you aren’t playing music, what do you do for fun?
I really enjoy going out to shows and museums, hanging out with my family, hiking and taking day trips.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Paul! Now check out some of music here – https://soundcloud.com/pauladrianmusic