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Today we’d like to introduce you to Sloan Dalley.

Sloan, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My parents first met while playing in different bands here in Southern California. Once I was born, I (and my babysitter) tagged along to every gig. In fact, I took my very first steps across the barroom floor at one of their gigs. As soon as I could talk, I started singing a few songs with their band. As I got older, I started playing piano and guitar on stage with them. When my siblings came along, they started playing with us too and we began touring the west coast playing fairs and competitions.

Since then, my life has revolved around music. I opened up my first business when I was 16 where I taught music lessons. That quickly grew, and I opened up a mom and pop guitar shop. I studied music production using ProTools at Berklee College of Music and opened up my humble studio in Idaho. Fast forward today, and I will play with Happy Havoc except our band is now just a trio consisting of me, my mom, and our drummer. We play all over Idaho, and I play as a single act in California.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My motto is “play what makes you happy!” If you were to come to a show of mine, you’ll notice that I don’t stick to one genre. I’ll play some Led Zeppelin, Miranda Lambert, Alien Ant Farm, Michael Jackson, Cream, and Camilla Cabello. Although I’m mostly a cover artist, I do have an album that is about 4 years old. You can tell I wrote it during the dating years of my life. I’m working on a new album that is more relatable to me now that I’m married with kids. I also LOVE having some comedic songs. Life is too short to only write serious music!

The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Work hard. There are countless stories of big-time musicians who didn’t have a dime to spare when they first got started. How did they make it? They worked and worked and worked.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can find me on Instagram but the best place to find me is at a show! They are a blast! Check out my Instagram for upcoming shows or check me out on BandsInTown under SloanDalleyMusic.

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