Who is Salina Sias?
If you were recording this interview, I’d be laughing. And then, maybe, laughing some more. The tough question first? That’s the name I was born with; I’ve only been using it professionally a few years. I have a new stage name waiting in the wings, but that’s still a secret.
A notable producer and new friend once said to me, “If you’re born 7 feet tall, you play basketball. If you’re born feeling everything too deeply, you create.”
I’ve been singing since I was 8 and writing all kinds of nonsense since 12.
Do you have upcoming events you’d like people to attend?
I’m in recording mode, yet I do have a set coming up on Thursday, June 13, 8PM at Two Moon Art House & Cafe. I’ll be performing along with this great duo from California, David and Olivia, in celebration of their album release. Info/Details/Updates on my social media page: Salina Sias Music Facebook Page
What is/are your favorite songs/albums?
In this moment without thinking too hard, because then I would go on and on:
- Adagio for Strings (Barber)
- Air on a G String (Bach)
- What a Wonderful World
- God Bless the Child
- Les Triplettes de Belleville Soundtrack
- Tom Waits’ Mule Variations
- Eminem’s The Eminem Show
- And many, many more….
Who are the songwriters you admire?
Tom Waits, The Bee Gees, Mercer, Gershwin, Leonard Cohen, Tori Amos, I could ramble on…and currently I’m admiring Anna Ternheim from Sweden.
Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
People inspire me; the connections I make inspire me.
My children. Above all else, they breathe new life into mine every day.
What are the top five things you’d like to accomplish in the next five years?
Mount an episodic play I began writing in 2001
Write a song I can sing with a youth chorus
Write & record a few songs in Spanish
Perform in places I’ve never visited
Sing/Collaborate with more great singer-songwriters
Buy a house (Shoot. You asked for five.)
If you could dream of trying something in the arts you haven’t tired, but would like to, what would that be?
Audition for SNL
I do have some experience in comedic acting. But still. SNL.
What was the best gift that someone gave you that inspired or facilitated an interest in your art?
Encouragement. From one teacher.
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