We had the good fortune of connecting with Niagara Moon and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Niagara Moon, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
Many things… The work of other artists. Solitude. Nature. Humor. Any example of someone developing the skills and knowledge of a particular craft to the fullest, only to then turn around, break all the rules, and forge their own new path. Also, any creative person who can think in terms of marketability / commercial-driven decisions, while still retaining a strong, personal artistic integrity. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m proud of all the music I’ve been able to write, record, and release. I’m proud of the modest fan and customer base I’ve built so far, with the various forms of content I’ve produced. It hasn’t been easy, and I still have a long way to go, but in the process I’ve learned so much about how to meet and manage audience expectations, work “virtuously” rather than “selfishly”, and be able to view creative challenges from outside my own narrow perspective. My brand is unpretentious and somewhat sardonic, yet uncompromisingly whimsical and… gentle.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’d spend a lot of time outdoors (even in non-COVID times). Hikes in the woods, picnics by the river. Just appreciating the serenity of nature as we caught up in deep conversation. Perhaps bring a small speaker out to listen to music or podcasts together.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The musician Basic Printer, aka Jesse Gillenwalters of the music marketing company Indepreneur, is unparalleled in his achievement of all these aforementioned qualities. A truly mind-blowing, genre-bending musician, who also has an amazing creative mind for developing and engaging with an audience in a scalable way.

Website: https://www.niagaramoonmusic.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niagaramoonmusic/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niagaramoonmusic
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6jYnlkIMArmWQRazoQFxJQ

Image Credits
Jesse Shotland

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