Concert Sutra talks with Greg Connors
By terri sapp
Photographs taken by terri sapp
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Concert Sutra: What inspired you to become a musician?
Greg Connors: Other people’s music moving me. Certain songs, I believe, have kept me alive or going or ‘feeling less alone’. Bill Taft said that of my writing once and it made me realize I was doing something right. Writing with a musical formula can ‘come across’ to more people. Instruments being an infinite source of potential skill honing and frustration has always appealed to me.
Concert Sutra: When did you write your first song? What was it? When did it happen?
Greg Connors: I was 6. It was a song called ‘When I get angry I spit fire’. My dad read it aloud as it sat on my desk in this nasally New York accent like an adult reading a children’s work and it sounded ridiculous. It was my first lesson in how not to phrase. phrases. Continue reading