Interview with Logan Pilcher

Indie folk artist Logan Pilcher is stealing the heart of the nation with transcending new release ‘Most Days (I’m Trapped In My Bedroom Dreaming of a World I Don’t Know)’. Certainly quite the title, the ten track album specialises in lo-fi indie moments with nudges towards the 60s and 70s folk scenes. Logan dropped by to speak about his latest release, what’s in store for the rest of 2021, dream support slots and a lot more!

What made you decide that music is the right path for you?

Every time I’m asked this, I answer differently. I feel like there are so many indicators that led me down this path. So here is just one quick story I thought of this morning as I’m typing… I always romanticized being a touring musician as a child. When I was young my mother bought a Jason Mraz album, “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” This album included a DVD of Jason touring solo in Europe. I watched it on repeat and fell in love with an atypical musician’s dream. At this time I assume Jason Mraz was not the popular pop artist he is today. This was just before “I’m Yours” became a world wide success. Watching a relatively unknown musician travel and meet new people was so inspiring. He seemed so care free sharing his art in small venues, on the street, and backyards. This was what I dreamed of as a kid. While my fellow musician friends had big aspirations to touring in world class amphitheaters. I was in love with the indie musician’s life style. I still am. I love the intimacy of small shows. I love story telling and the connection with the audience. This seed was planted in me as a kid. This plus having severe dyslexia made me gravitate towards the arts. It was a space where I could belong and thrive. I never felt that in the academia realm. I was always creative and that looked several different ways growing up. But specifically songwriting was the only thing that I could never shake. It is part of me and a huge way of how I process my emotions. 

What would be your dream support gig? Bonus points for place/venue.

I want to open up for Phoebe Bridgers. To me, she is the pinnacle of folk rock success in the modern world. She represents the seemingly dying art of the emotional songwriter. She seems to never sacrifice artistically for popularity and that is something I would be honored to support.

If you could collaborate with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? 

Tom Petty for sure! Since he passed away there has been a hole in Americana Rock and I’m in love with that style of music and everything his songwriting represents. 

What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?

I have a show booked at Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta, Georgia on December 11th. I will be supporting indie folk artist Paul Whitacre. This marks the beginning of a long road of full band shows that I will be announcing soon. *Tickets are available at Loganpilcher.com/shows

Tell MoggBlog viewers about your latest release! What’s the inspiration behind that?

My album “Most Days (I’m Trapped in My Bedroom Dreaming of a World I Don’t Know)” was my introduction to creating a fully self produced project. Before the pandemic I was very focused on live shows and my recording process was a close representation of the songs I loved playing live. But without the outlet of live shows I adjusted my purpose in writing and recording. I wanted to push the music and the writing to be directed towards the solo listener. The person with headphones or driving in the car. I spent most of 2020 alone writing/recording this album and I feel emotionally it is for those in a similar mind set. During this time I drank a lot of wine, took a lot of walks, and dreamed about another world that I felt so distant from. Now that once distant dream is the reality that is upon me. I met the love of my life and I am now married. I somehow knew when I was done creating this album and came out of my gloomy bedroom that I would never be able to go back to that mindset (thank God). But I really did for lack of better words wallow in the emotions of loneliness as I wrote most of these songs. 

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