We had the good fortune of connecting with Larry Schemel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Larry, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
On The Road by Jack Kerouac is a book that had a profound impact on me as a teenager, the romantic notion of travelling from one place to the other across America back in those days, the experience of seeing the country, the desert, different cities, meeting new people, the music, the feeling of total freedom. That bohemian lifestyle was very attractive , not following the traditional, expected lifestyle of your parents and their generation, outside of society as Patti Smith sang. Being in a touring rock n’ roll band is the perfect job for folks like us who like this sort of lifestyle. The advent of social media has been a great tool for the band to connect with our fans while we’re traveling & playing shows in the US & Europe.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m in a rock n’ roll band called Death Valley Girls, we are from Los Angeles, CA. We have existed for about 8 years now an have been able to tour & travel all through the United States, the UK & Europe over the years. It has been a slow but consistent uphill journey building our fan base through social media, releasing many records & always working on new merchandise for our fans. We’ve learned to keep busy, to keep improving on our songwriting craft and then everything else will follow if you keep focused on your work without being distracted by sales or reviews. Our main goal is to share positive energy through our music and hopefully people will tune into that wavelength!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
David Dickenson – Owner of Suicide Squeeze Records, Seattle, WA.