We had the good fortune of connecting with Caitlin Evanson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Caitlin, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I just knew I had something else to give, in the music realm- to really help people. To tap into the healing power of music. I wanted to do something like “music therapy”, where it’s about helping others, rather than being on a stage, for myself.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well, almost nothing worth having comes easy, in my experience. But just like anything in life, humans adapt. We adapt. I just adapted, and became used to winning, losing, hurting, loving and to get through it all, most importantly, laughing.

I didn’t take myself too seriously. And if I did, I learned pretty quickly not to. I took every single opportunity I possibly could. And one of the best things my guitarist dad ever taught me is that “all you can do is your best. But you’d better be honest with yourself that you are in fact, doing your best”. That took me everywhere I wanted to go.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In my travels I’ve met all kinds of people from all kinds of walks of life. I don’t know if I can really put a finger on just one thing that they would all like to do. But my personal favorites that I might point them toward, would be mellow soulful, vibey and inspiring venues like City Winery, Ascend amphitheater, all the honky-tonks downtown on Broadway which everyone should hit at least once in life. Yeah it’s a mess but a good one. You see and feel the passion and struggle of each musician that proves himself phenomenal as their music radiates out the doors of each place one by one.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
World renown violinist, Itzhak Pearlman was on a PBS TV special in my living room. I was 4 years old. I watched him walk with some kind of “leg braces” or crutches, to his stool on a stage to perform. I still vividly recall him saying, “my ability compensates for my disability”. He’s the reason I began this journey in music. My musician and artist parents supported me in the most challenging times, and as far as mentors, there are just too many to mention. I consider myself to have lived such a lucky and charmed life because of them.

Website: caitlinevanson.me

Instagram: caitlinbird3651

Twitter: @caitlinbird

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