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Meet Christian Aguilar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christian Aguilar.

Christian, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with music and in particular, the lyrics. I find it incredible how listening to other people’s stories can resonate so deeply that you can nearly be there with them. I wanted to create that myself to share with others so I started writing. I write about the sorrows of loss, the joys of love and friendship and the triumphs of overcoming all the difficulties in life, all of which have made me who I am today. I try to speak to the listener in a way that they can hear my words and hopefully relate to my stories. The rawness and honesty of old folk music has always felt genuine and sincere to me because it’s not about how musically trained you are, how impressively you play your instrument, or how polished your voice is but rather the truth of your words. I got started with writing songs simply by wanted to tell my stories that nobody else has or would.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Early on, the biggest obstacle I faced was just telling people that I write music. It was hard for me to share my music because it is a representation of who I am on the deepest level. Once I faced the fear of sharing my music with friends and family and strangers, I have felt more liberated than ever before and now I am excited to share it with people. I like to try to face my challenges head-on, overcome them and turn them into strengths. Obstacles and hardship are also where I believe the purest art comes from.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
My music genre is folk, singer/songwriter. I am influenced by and enjoy playing old folk covers and traditionals but nothing beats writing my own songs. I put a lot of emphasis on the lyrics and try to paint a story for the listener. In an industry that has become fascinated by the bells and whistles that aren’t music I enjoy staying true to myself and my art.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I don’t know if I would do anything different, it’s the struggles that have given me the most inspiration. I’m sure if you ask me that in a year, I’ll have realized that there was an easier or better way to get something done haha! But as of now, I’m happy with my choices.

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Wesleigh Byrd, Scarlett Turner

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