Bubba Westly

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mr. Bubba Westly is 24 years old of Boling, Texas. I'm a huge sports junkie.

When and why did you start playing?
"Around 2007 My FFA teacher Amanda Kacal was honestly prolly the first one to push me into it. My grandpa taught me a couple of chords and I remember someone always bringing a guitar and playing it after class in the Ag shop. She was the one that really introduced me to the Texas Music Scene tho. She introduced me to my favorite artist and still is one of my favorite artist Wade Bowen. As far as it being a career and as a band we've been in this game about 2 going on 3 years now." said Bubba.

Which instruments do you play?
"Drums, guitar, bass, sax, trumpet, French horn, accordion, piano." wow that is amazing!

What drives your passion?
"My band and family. I think it's no question everyone wants to succeed and do great things in life regardless of your career. I'm fortunate enough to be surrounded by some of the best people god has ever put on this earth. Everyone is so supportive and interested in what we do. I wanna do it for my band, family and then myself because I wanna see these guys succeed. They're hard working and deserve every bit of success we achieve."

Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?

"I am an outside writer. I always am listening and watching for what people are doing or saying. That's where a lot of my inspiration comes from. I usually start with a catch line that gets stuck in my head and build around it. Sometimes it will all come at once though and I'll write a song in 5 minutes lol."

What was the first songs you learned?
"Who I Am by Wade Bowen. I actually have an OLD cover of it on YouTube lol" .Btw check out that video and check out that handsome smile.

Be sure to check it out!

Is your family musical?
"My Gramps is very musical. He taught me everything he knew." Isn't that just the sweetest thing!

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
"Elvis and Johnny Cash were prolly two that I admired the most growing up. They did things their way and gave it to you whether you liked it or not. It was REAL music. That was art."

Which famous musicians have you learned from?
"Elvis, Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Santana, John Forgety, Waylon, Willie, Ozzy, Neil Peart just to name a few. They all created and did they're best to perfect their art. If you really studied some of these guys you'd be amazed at how awesome they are."

What are your fondest musical memories?
My gramps sitting me behind a drum set when I was a kid. I was behind my first set at the age of 3.

Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Of course!

Who are your favorite musicians?
"Elvis, Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Santana, John Forgety, Waylon, Willie, Ozzy, Neil Peart just to name a few."

What is a typical week like for you?
"Busy, on the road. I'm a workhorse and I love everything about it. I love sharing my god given talent and making new friends and fans. I play usually around 4+ shows a week."

What's your favorite thing about being on the road?
"The beautiful sites. There's nothing like a west Texas sunrise."

What's the funniest thing that's happened on the road?
"I wanted to play a joke of some friends of mine and I snuck into their hotel room and totally rearranged it. I'm talking totally put pillows in the microwave, beds on the balcony, chairs in the shower, etc. it turned out not to be their room. I still wonder whatever happen to the people that were staying in that room lol. I wonder what they thought."

Best place to eat while on the road?
"I'm a Quiznos junkie but I rarely see them anymore! So I'll settle for Bucee's and firehouse subs!"

What's the best town play in?
"There's nothing like playing a show to your hometown!"

Since everyone was a startup once, can you give any smaller or local bands looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
"Wade Bowen have some great advice the first time I met him. He said to play as many shows as you possibly could even the ones you hate to play! The more you get your name out and you have real talent someone will start to pay attention."

Thank you so much Bubba! your awesome!

Don't forget to visit his social media!
Website: www.bubbawestly.com
Twitter: @bubbawestly
Instagram: bubbawestly
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xxx West Texas Sweetheart

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