Musician, composer and arranger, Jimmy Calire, speaks about his experience touring with the band, America, in the 1970’s.
In this interview with Our Ventura TV host, Nicole Van Dam, Calire touches upon his early career, including starting with Raven in the late 1960’s (Columbia Records), and his experience with Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker, BB King and playing with Jimi Hendrix.
Calire discusses how he learns pre-existing music and the software he uses to help him.
He talks about “farming” or growing an idea.
Calire references Keith Emerson in regards to music writing.
He also talks about the universal nature of music, as well as the role and purpose of music and offers practical advice to musicians trying to build a career.
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