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ART MAUNEY
 
 

Music is my life. It can touch a person in so many ways. When Bandana is at full tilt, its like flying. You’re soaring and looking down on everything. Nothing compares to that, except maybe the birth of my children or the love of my wife. Music is the way I express myself; the way I release the tensions of the day; the way I make myself whole.” Art Mauney got his first bass at the age of 10. His Dad introduced him to great music like Chet Atkins, The Ventures, Les Paul and Mary Ford. As a teenager, Art’s friends let him hear Kiss’s “Alive” and ZZ Top’s “Fandango,” introducing him to Rock music. “From that day I wanted to do nothing else.” His musical journey includes hundreds of local gigs and callbacks and even opening up for bands like Yes and Kanas at Verizon Wireless Amplitheater. Not to mention chances to meet personal musical heroes like John Entwhislte, Chris Squire, Victor Wooten and Steve Morse.

Art Mauney has inspired so many young musicians from the stage and from behind the counter of music stores like Appletree Music, Hames Music, and Bulldog Music. Here is the advice he gives: “Learn to play your instrument!! Take the time…Put in the work…See every live gig you can…Hang out with better musicians than yourself (I’m very guilty of this one). Save your lunch money and buy new music and new gear. Real musicians suffer at the hands of popular taste (i.e the really bad music of today) But, most of all…Stick to your guns, play what you love and nothing else.”

 

Calling all students songwriters, musicians and singers!  We are looking for submissions to be showcased in our Cleveland County Artists feature:
email me at justin@cfmedia.info for more details.

 



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