Chad McCleary is a singer, songwriter, and musician from the band Autumn’s Waiting based out of east-central and southeast Iowa (Washington and Burlington, Iowa). Chad really offers us a deep dive into the beginnings of his music career, his influences, life philosophies, tips for new musicians, favorite area venues and more.
3 Key Points:
- If you want to start playing music… put in the time to play every day, find musicians that are better than you to play with, play anywhere that will let you, and go watch other live shows.
- Maybe you were done wrong, but life’s not fair, get over it. Even now, his mother is very sick, and it’s easy to get angry and frustrated, but she’s kept that same sense of life is just not fair and kept her head up instead of being angry.
- Life is short and we only live once. Repair relationships that need repaired. Sever relationships that need to be. Spend time with people that you love. Don’t spend it on relationships that are not reciprocated. When you’re on your death bed you won’t be thinking about the people that didn’t matter.