6 Questions With Christina Holmes
Welcome to “6 Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so it has become a permanent fixture here on Indie Minded. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay the same. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
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Next in the hot seat is Rhode Island-based indie rock-reggae singer Christina Holmes. We have not had the privilege of featuring Christina Holmes here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. Sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
I play a combination of acoustic rock and reggae music. I’m a Jersey Native but currently, live in Rhode Island. I’ve been playing music all my life.
In which ways do you enjoy interacting with fans (i.e.: social media, backstage, on the street), and do you find that this is an important piece of your career?
I love interacting with my fans in any way possible! I’ve even gone out to dinner with some! A lot of my fans end up becoming friends. I think this is a super important part of my career but doesn’t really require much effort. I am a very outgoing person so me interacting with fans would be the same as me interacting with anyone.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
Getting people to take you seriously. Sometimes it takes years but I’ve never given up. You’ll always find that person you need to prove yourself to.
Just remember that the only person that you need to make happy is yourself.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
That’s a dramatic question… it gave me instant anxiety (haha) I would say “Always” which is a song I wrote with words my dad left me in a birthday card. I wrote the song after he passed away and it has given me and many other people a lot of strength.
What do you think is the most realistic goal you can achieve as an artist/band? What do you hope to achieve?
I think a realistic goal is being able to sell out Red Rocks. Since I was a kid It’s been on my bucket list. A lot of people don’t think it’s possible but I do. I hope to be able to spread my music to as many people who want to listen and show people that anything is possible.
Anything is possible! I hope this happens for you!
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
Paddleboarding helps. Whenever I feel like I’m stressing or can’t find my way. I paddle out and everything becomes more clear. It’s almost like a medication.