Recently I had an opportunity to probe into the mind of Darwin Macon. Darwin was born in Lone Star and raised in Austin, Texas. Darwin Macon grew up around music.
Find out more after the jump
What’s the first song you ever wrote?
I wrote a song called “Sound Of Goodbye” back in 2005 which is probably my first official song but there is also a rumor of a tape recording of me making up my own songs when I was a kid – I have never seen it but my family keeps teasing me with it.
What age did you know that you wanted to be a musician/artist?
I knew I wanted to be musician when I went out to a bowling alley with my buddies and sang karaoke for the first time; the song was “Unwound” by George Strait and I loved the response I got. Once the music bug bit me, I was done ……
What song do you have stuck in your head right now?
A new song that I am currently working on, but I can’t tell you any more details on that one yet ……
Favorite venue to play?
Rowdy Bucks in Crobsy TX has been very good to us, we love the crowd over there but any venue with a crowd that likes real country music is fine with me.
If you could play any venue, which one would it be and why?
The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN wold be a venue I would love to play; it is the mother church of country music and I appreciate all the people that have worked that stage – lots of tradition. Billy Bob’s Texas in Ft.Worth would be very cool too, no doubt !
If you had a chance to go on a world tour, what would your tour name be and who would you bring along to open the shows for you?
The Macon Bacon Tour and our openers would be some of our good friends in the Texas Music Scene.
Best piece of advice you’ve been given, so far?
Stay true to who you are, be yourself, enjoy what you are doing and people will enjoy it, too.
Do you have a pre-show “ritual” and if yes, what is it?
My pre-show ritual includes warming up my voice and going over the show setllst with the boys in the band but other than that I don’t have any specific rituals.
Who is your musical hero?
There are a lot of influences in my music but some of the most obvious ones would be George Strait, Merle Haggard and Travis Tritt. My family always had a very diverse taste in music and I soaked it up like a sponge.
Tell us something that would surprise us about you?
I have a pilot license and used to drive race cars for my dad’s race team when I was younger.