To begin any career at the age of 12 is no small feat. To choose music as that career from such an early age makes it even more daunting. Matt Hillyer did just that. Diving headfirst into a career than now spans three over three decades, Matt has proven how the early recognition of what he was supposed to do with his life, coupled a relentless determination to see the years of work rewarded, delivers the longevity so many musicians seek.
We had a great hang with the frontman of the venerable Dallas band 1100 Springs. One that was a long time coming. On this episode of The Co-Write we hit on Matt’s early beginnings running around Texas with acts twice his age, how a style that blends multiple influences can have a positive impact growing a fanbase, the importance of stage presence, what it means to be a writer, and Matt shares a few great stories from a career that any singer/songwriter should be envious of.
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An Early Start in Music - 5:18
Matt’s Perspective on the Texas Music Scene - 15:40
The Benefits of Playing to Multiple Styles of Audiences - 21:09
The Development of Stage Presence - 24:17
What Do You Get out of Writing - 33:14
How a Writer Benefits from Saturation - 37:52
Rapid Fire - 58:50