I’ve noticed a trend in my Artist Spotlight interviews; I always profile individuals who are not only amazing artists but amazing human beings as well. Kevin Andrew Prchal is a perfect example of the two. Not only is he an incredibly gifted singer songwriter with vocals that will make your cold heart melt but he is also an authentic person and a compassionate and loyal friend. I am thankful to know him and I guarantee you will like him too! I was able to snag Kevin and get him to answer some questions for me which you find below interspersed between some of my favorite videos of Kevin singing:
|Kevin Andrew Prchal|
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Kevin Andrew Prchal and I’m a student, a singer of songs, and a maker of chili.
Describe yourself in five words:
Polka King of the Midwest
Do you have a favorite piece/song of yours? If so, why is it your favorite?
I guess I’d say it’s the one in progress that means the most, not the one that’s already been written.
Any tips or inspiring words for other artists?
Never defend your art. By defending it, you’re acknowledging criticism and by acknowledging criticism, you’re wasting your time. Just create, and let it be interpreted as it will.
Terrified! by Kevin Andrew Prchal shot and edited by Justin Thompson from Justin Thompson on Vimeo.
Can we find your music anywhere on the world wide web?
Yes, you can learn more about me by visiting http://kevinandrewprchal.com or you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram under the handle @kevinprchal
Any new, exciting projects coming up?
My new album “Sorrow Sings” will be out this summer! It’s been quite a journey, so I’m both thrilled and relieved to finally have this thing finished.
What is your favorite:
Book? Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
What work do you most enjoy doing?
Anything that gives me purpose, really. I’ve never been comfortable waking up and doing nothing all day. There’s always something to be doing, even if it’s cleaning the bathroom. Let’s just stick with that.
Name something you love and why?
Finding the candle aisle and smelling every single one of them. I’m partial to pine.
Whats the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Name something you don’t love and why?
Gossip. It’s the poison to this world. It never has, and never will, solve a thing.
What couldn’t you do without?
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
You’ve been selected to go on an all expense paid drinking binge with one famous artist, one writer, and one free choice. Who would you choose?
Tom Waits, Neil Gaiman and my Grandpa Bob. I’d love to see how their collective magics aligned.
Would you rather eat a handful of hair or lick three public telephones?
I’d much prefer to lick three public telephones, but I think it would be hard to find three public telephones. Maybe not. I just don’t want to swallow hair.
Thanks Kevin for your time! I hope you guys enjoy his music as much as I do. If you, or someone you know is an artist and would like to be profiled on my blog just email me at email@example.com