I think one of the biggest miss-conceptions surrounding the ever-expanding music industry today, is that all the artists are rich and successful. While not every artist measures their success by the size of their bank accounts, the harsh reality is, being a full-time musician is an expensive gig. For every national artist you see on Cribs or playing to sold-out arenas, there is another thousand out there struggling to make ends meet in the pursuit of their crazy dreams. Now, that's not to say that every band or singer you see is in the poor house, but we as fans have a responsibility to those entertainers. It's our hard earned dollars spent on tickets, merch, and Cd's that drives the business. Just as we all get paid for the work we do, so should these men and women who put in countless hours of behind the scenes work, travel, practice, and studio time, before we ever get to see the finished products. We all love to see our favorite artist put out new music, and with the onset of the social media craze, we as fans, now have greater opportunities to help those projects out. One such artist who is taking this route is the Aaron Sandoval Band.
Coming to light is the past few years, through opening for acts like No Justice and playing the bar scene, the Aaron Sandoval Band is looking to be the next group to find success in the Texas music scene. Aaron got his start by virtually teaching himself the guitar as an outlet for creativity, an outlet that has turned into an obsession of sorts. That obsession has now blossomed into a full-blown passion and career. After finding success with a home studio cut single, Maybe Tonight, Aaron decided to take it to the studio. That's where the fans can come into play. Deciding to go the extra mile, and put in the extra wrench time during production, Aaron chose to turn to a Kickstarter account to finish funding the new project.
Finding themselves as one of the finalists for the 2012 Ranch Factor contest, the Aaron Sandoval Band is positioning themselves to make the step from opening act, to headliner status. A group of talented musicians, with a knack for writing current and relate-able music, I see these fun-loving guys headed for great things.
While we all have things to spend money on these days that occupy our time, take a moment and think about using some of that extra scratch to help an artist reach their goal. Every dollar counts, and we can use this opportunity as a way to say thanks for the time one artist puts into keeping us entertained. This is Texas Red Dirt Roads.
For more on the Aaron Sandoval band: www.aaronsandovalband.com
For more information on their Kickstarter: Music and Mileage Kickstarter
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