Getting to Know Q and A with Sheyna Gee
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Hands down a corn beef sandwich. But I found out about 5 years ago I’m allergic to beef so now I’ll settle for really, really good grilled cheese, with grilled onions and bacon.
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
Beatles. I’m a HUGE Elvis fan [like I have a scary collection of Elvis stuff] but you just never feel bad when you’re listening to the Beatles. The songs are so just so good! I’m never NOT in the mood to listen to them.
Lyrics to live by?
“You never slow down, you never grow old” –Tom Petty‘s Mary Jane’s Last Dance
“Desert Island” album?
If I was stuck with one album to listen to for all eternity it’d have to be a Led Zeppelin album, now which one would be very hard.
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
The Knitter’s, Hank III, Old 97’s, Emmylou Harris [I could keep going but just put “The Knitter’s radio on Pandora for a couple days and thank me later]. Of course I get a good dose of country radio every day.
How do you see country music evolving within 10 years?
I see music going back to it’s simple form. Every generation has to rebel against the last one. Since this one is very pop and produced, I think the next will care about the song again. If not, a girl can dream right?! haha
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
I’d like to be touring with my band, pushing our own album and writing for other artists. As long as I’m still writing and performing in 5 years, I’m where I want to be.
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
I bought a pink fiddle and tried to play it but I quit after 2 months. I’d like to pick it up again and really learn to shred. I think it’s an impressive instrument and I’d love to master it one day, or ya know, just learn to play one of my songs on it.
What was the best advice you have received?
My mom always told me 2 things:
1. If you don’t ask, you’ve already got a “NO”
2. How far away from your heart is it [when referring to getting hurt]
Both of these helped me grow a very thick skin [seriously, you can’t hurt my feelings] and go for anything I ever dreamed of.
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
Is it super cliche to say life? If I hear someone say something, a couple walking by, a beautiful day, literally anything can cause inspiration! After writing for 20 years, you have to learn to pull inspiration from nothing sometimes.
What do you consider to be your first big break in your career so far?
I wouldn’t say its a break, but opening for Stevie Wonder was cool. Right now working on my new album is pretty big for me.
What does “California Country” mean to you?
There are A LOT of “California Country” artists right now and with that comes a million different sounds, but that’s what it is! We can all be who we want, play the music that makes us feel true to ourselves and support each other in what we’re doing. People come to California to be who they want to be and that’s exactly what “California Country” is all about.
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
Right now my album and tons and tons of live shows so keep up on my Facebook because there are always surprises!
Check out Sheyna Gee at any of her many shows in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. She always keeps herself busy and is also currently working on her new album. With a powerful voice and true grit to her song writing, she offers something different to the hundreds of pop country female artists out there. For Sheyna Gee, expect a little Kacey Musgraves but with more attitude!