Chris Avetta on stage fright, perspective, the business of music, and more. | Forest for the Trees | Lady Brain Fest

Chris Avetta on stage fright, perspective, the business of music, and more. | Forest for the Trees

Singer songwriter Chris Avetta joins me today in a conversation about stage fright, perspective, the business of music, and more. These days, Chris has a lot going on and when we spoke she had just released her new single Forest for the Trees, was set to perform at Lady Brain Fest, and has recently enrolled at the University of California at San Diego.

Episode Highlights

We begin by talking about growing up in Tempe Arizona, then expanded into other interesting topics including:

  • Chris’ upcoming participation in Lady Brain Fest
  • Injecting humor into live performances
  • Managing stage fright
  • Putting challenges into perspective
  • What is and isn’t working for Chris on the business side of music
  • A self-proclaimed unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter

3 Key Points

  1. Everything is nothing. Gain perspective on your challenges. 
  2. Connect with your audience. Leave them feeling something. 
  3. It’s okay to bring yourself (emotions and all) to the stage.

Shareable Quotes

“A lot of people are performers and they do an act, which is incredible. I don’t know how to do that. It would be great to compartmentalize my emotions. So, whatever mood I’m at that day, that’s what you’re going to get. Usually it’s quirky and silly.” –Chris Avetta

“My business plan is to reach straight to the jugular and connect.” –Chris Avetta

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BONUS CONTENT (Follow-up Q & A with Chris Avetta)

Robonzo: If you were starting your music journey over from the beginning, what would you do differently? 

Chris: Be more disciplined at a younger age. I had a lot of distractions that were difficult to avoid when I was a teen, but I still wish I spent more time learning to play instruments.

Robonzo: What habits or routines have best served you throughout your music journey? 

Guest: Vocal training and self recording. I have recorded demos of songs on my phone or computer and that has helped me to explore ideas with harmony and percussion.

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