BillingTreeʼs RockBlock 2013 is a canʼt-miss event this month! AZ local favorites the Gin Blossoms are headlining, and you need to be sure to get there early to catch another couple great local acts, Sara Robinson and The Midnight Special, and our own Travel Guru, Raquel Aurilia, who we had a chance to chat with for a little while…
Aaron: Hello Raquel, nice to see you! What have you been up to lately?
Raquel Aurilia: Thanks! Nice to see you also! Well, in 2012, and at the beginning of this year, I was fortunate to go out on another tour with John Waite. We were everywhere from California to the East Coast and lots of places in between. I have such a great time with my touring band and the response from the crowd is always great…we love it. As far as recording, I was just in the studio with Bill Trudel, Mark Hayes and Zach Thompson working on some new tunes….very exciting!
Aaron: How do you like being in the studio vs. being on tour?
Raquel Aurilia: Oh, both are just so great, and so different. In the studio you are being creative usually coming up with new ideas, bouncing the ideas off one another, doing a few different takes to see what works best. On stage, you are being creative in another way….you play the song like you know it, but itʼs live…anything can happen! We just play off what the others do sometimes and really great things happen. Also, some artists just kind of “phone it in” during their shows, but we try to make each show seem like itʼs the ONLY show, and keep things fresh each night. We really go out there and give it our “all”.
Aaron: Tell me about the show coming up with the Gin Blossoms.
Raquel Aurilia: Well, itʼs BillingTreeʼs RockBlock 2013, at the Venue in Scottsdale. This is their second year raising funds for Season for Sharing, which is The Arizona Republic and 12 News annual holiday fundraising drive to help health and human service agencies in Arizona. Yes, I know the holidays have come and gone a couple of months ago, but there are always people in need, and it never hurts to get an early start for the holiday season for 2013! Donations are matched by the Gannett Foundation, and ALL proceeds stay local!! I canʼt wait to perform with the Gin Blossoms and thereʼs another opening act called Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8….make sure you get there early, itʼll be packed!
Aaron: Will you be performing any of your new material?
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