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Meet Paige Byrd, William Hopkins and Jarred Ratley of The Captain’s Son in Long Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paige Byrd, William Hopkins and Jarred Ratley.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
We came together about 2 years ago in the mid-west looking for more opportunity to play, learn and travel as musicians. We like to tour and record so we’ve always had that together – being able to arrange songs at home and track them until we get them right. Basically, our first set of recordings and performing live all the time helped get us where we are now.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
We have a lot of fun with it because that’s the point. The struggle just comes from just being a human with real-life problems, not so much the musical journey because even when something doesn’t turn out we just learn from it. Shows, recording… Keeping up with the music business side of things and learning that has been kind of an obstacle. Kind of trial and error. We like to be professional but we’re not gonna sacrifice personality or creativity.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into The Captain’s Son story. Tell us more about the business.
We’re a 3-piece rock n’ roll band called The Captain’s Son. We play a lot, mostly original songs that we write ourselves. Band interests include (but not limited to): Touring, writing, recording playing and singing musical notes, going to shows, making funny skit ideas, eating, sleeping and releasing stuff on our lil’ label “Ham N’ Dregs”.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Help and support from friends and family and being somewhere at the right time definitely. We go out a lot, going to and playing shows and meeting people. It’s kind of us being who we are versus good or bad luck.

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