Artist: Logan Halstead
Hometown: Racine, West Virginia
Latest Album: Dark Black Coal
What’s your favorite memory from being on stage?
Arlo McKinley brought me on stage at Fallsburg, I wasn’t even supposed to play but he just surprised me, pulled me on stage and put a guitar in my hand.
What was the first moment that you knew you wanted to be a musician?
I realized this could be a career once I saw the support I was getting for “Dark Black Coal” and people were messaging me saying they’d pay to see me play. Before that, playing music was just a hobby.
What has been the best advice you’ve received in your career so far?
Keep your circle small, be loyal, work hard and do not be afraid to bet on yourself.
How often do you hide behind a character in a song or use “you” when it’s actually “me”?
Most of the time I’m not hiding behind anything. I just try to be as honest about my life as possible. However, “Angel on My Shoulder” was a fictional song because I wanted to write a murder ballad.
Which elements of nature do you spend the most time with and how do those impact your work?
I really just like to be outside. There are a lot less distractions, just me and my mind. It helps me to be as introspective as possible.
Photo Credit: Allen Ralph