Friday artist, Robbi Spencer
What is your career and your current job title? Producer/recording artist.
Describe in a sentence or two your art. My art is painting with sounds. Conveying the thoughts of God, through music.
How long have you been working in this discipline? I have been writing songs and producing music since 1980.
Why do you do it? It is my calling, from the Most High God. I have tried to quit, but I always end up coming back to a place of knowing that this is God’s plan for my life.
What do you hope to accomplish? The Spiritual Salvation of every lost soul left on this planet.
Do you create your art with an exact message you want the viewer to receive? The message that I would hope to impart to my listeners is the message of the Gospel. The good news, that Jesus paid the ultimate price with His life, for our sins, so that we could be free and have eternal life with Him and the Father. Though a lot of my older music has had some profanities and referrences to things most of us would rather not talk about, things still need to be said and sometimes they need to be said a certain way in order for the listener to comprehend them. Who am I to judge what to say?
Where do you want to be with your art, in terms of part time versus full-time status, art positions and where your works are seen? My art is more of a lifestyle. It is an inner transformation, that spills over and touches other people’s lives around me, one by one.
What kind of special training did you take? I graduated High School when I was 16-years old. From there, I studied music at Sierra College in Rocklin and later Computer Science at Heald College. I later received my Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Sacramento State University. I have more recently studied electronics engineering and computer networking, through private institutions.
What’s your favorite part of your endeavors? Traveling and playing music anywhere but in the Grass Valley & Nevada City areas.
How many hours a day, or more appropriate, a week, do you spend on your work? I have been fortunate to have my art pay for itself and pay my way as well. Therefore, I spend most of my time working on music and helping others with their music. Probably 6 to 10 hours a day, almost 7 days a week, if needed.
Do you consider it hard work and could anyone do it? Yes. It is very hard work and I know for a fact that only a chosen few can even come close to doing what I do on a daily basis. Many have tried and failed miserably.
Any other comments you’d like to include? My fan base in Southern California is very faithful. I only wish that the local fans could have half the enthusiasm as my peeps in LA. I could do great things here if they did. Also, there are a lot of talented people in the area here. We are truely blessed to be surrounded by such great talent, both thinkers and performers alike.
Web site: robbispencer.com
Know of a creative talent who should be profiled in this feature? Contact Pam Jung at firstname.lastname@example.org or 477-4232.
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Six months ago, the future looked pretty bleak in terms of the live music scene, and I could not have predicted where we are now.