Broke Ass Artist of the Week: Double Duchess the Dynamic Duo
Following up on their recent appearance on The Kinda Late Show with Broke Ass Stuart and gearing up for their latest release this summer, we had a chance to talk to hyper-creative, never-boring, super fun Double Duchess.
Are you a broke-ass artist?
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Krylon: Right now, Hell ya. Financially broke, but artistically wealthy.
If not, can you recall a time when you were broke and really wanted to
pursue your passion? How did you make it happen?
David: Yes. I’ve always hustled and had 23 jobs (include music stuff). I think
part of being a successful artist is learning to work within your means, and
realizing early on that the payoff is not big financially, but rather gains in
experience, travel, and notoriety.
What advice would you give to someone who is afraid to pursue a music
Walk [through] your fears, and live your dreams. You’re the only thing standing
in your way. Plus, the longer you try something the better you’ll get at it.
What are your upcoming projects/current projects?
We are releasing our album in June 2015 called “All Eyes on me”. It is our
fullest release to date, covering a wide range of emotions and sounds for
us. Stoked about it!
Was there ever a time when a lack of money made you want to stop
pursuing your dream?
Krylon: Ummmm hm.
David: Yes, because of it, I’ve dabbled back in forth with school, and have
learned to diversify my musical endeavors to make ends meet, aka have
a wider dream.
How important is money while you’re promoting a new project?
Very important because it takes a lot of hard work, timing, and
connections to successfully gain a wider audience. It can be done without,
however, its usually a longer road to travel.
Do you guys have a “day job” and if so what?
Krylon: I am a florist, and a spiritual advisor or sorts.
David: I produce events, DJ, and produce music full time.