Monday, January 31, 2011
Interview with Steven Delopoulos from Burlap To Cashmere
After over a decade of not releasing a album as Burlap to Cashmere what brought you back together?
Well Johnny (guitar player) and I are family, cousins. So being artists and not having other trades, we realized we needed to make a living with our music. It was the only way we knew how to make a dime in this world. Also our old drummer (Teddy Pagano) came back from London and wanted to get the band back together. This was a big glue factor. Teddy is really good at the daily grind and keeping the ball rolling. So we picked an excellent manager who tried to sign us to Universal years back....got signed to Sony, and now we are officially back to working on our new ventures as a band.
You've been playing a lot of warm up shows in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where you sort of started off. Is it a back to your roots, fresh beginning thing?
Yes in a way back to our roots, but thats not the intention. It's more to play together before we start booking shows as a full band in the city, under Burlap to Cashmere again. Keeps us warm and gives us ideas for live arragements. Remember our live shows were always different from our recordings in the past.
When will your new album officially be released. What will the title be?
New album will be released sometime in April. Not sure of a title yet
When I listen to your music it feels like it comes straight from your hearts and souls, What are some of the inspirations that helped you write your new album?
When I write for a record or just in general, It's like having a bunch of old paintings around your studio. Some you use the way they are, some need to be worked on, and others need to be trashed. Most of the material was just in my rep of songs already. I did write 4 new ones close to the recording of the record. This record seems to be a bit darker then most of my recordings of material. It will be interesting to see the reactions. This record has been inspired from a dark illness I have been experiencing. Also my cousin was almost killed in an accident so we have alot of expressing to do.
What would be some advice you would give to a artist entering the music business ?
Do it because its your love, don't depend on it to make a living . Especially in this day in age.. Make Art, love life, enjoy your walk on earth...just stay away from illusions.
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