Minor hopes for major successBy Drew Granthum Published 2:58pm Friday, July 6, 2012
While it may seem like a daunting task for one person to take on so much responsibility, that’s just how Minor goes about his music. He plays all of his acts solo, just taking a guitar and playing for crowds across the state, singing his originals and a few covers.
He said his drive to succeed and his belief in his songs keep him going, but that there were some drawbacks to being a solo act pursuing a big dream. He said he has turned down numerous higher paying jobs, because they wouldn’t allow him as much freedom to play shows.
“I don’t play a lot of big paying clubs,” he said. “But I am a singer and a guitar player, so I know that’s two people [in my act] that I know will show up and not complain.”
Then again, it’s not always about the money. Minor said he was completely fine if his face never graced the cover of a magazine or music video channel.
“I’m not looking to be a big star,” he said. “I’m not in it for that. I would say ‘I’ve made it,’ if I could quit my day job and do music and touring all over the U.S. full-time.”
So for now, he’s content to play around the state and try to sell his album in hopes that he can catch that all-important break.
“It’s tough for me to say [about my future] with no manager,” he said. “I don’t know the right people yet. I just know how much these songs mean to me.”
For more information on his album, visit Minor’s Facebook page.