‘The X Factor’ — Musical Success Rule No.1
The X Factor -- we all want it, especially musicians. But not everyone has it. There's a lot of people trying to make it in this music scene and there's a lot of forces trying to bring them down. But those with The X-Factor -- that little spark that takes someone the extra mile -- they will move mountains.
So how can you tell when a musician has what it takes to survive the [Texas] music scene? I'd say there's a few ways you can tell. Let's start with the basics.
Rule No. 1: Heart and soul.
Not one or the other. Both. Prime example -- Kevin Galloway of Uncle Lucius. It's as if he passionately makes love to every song he writes and performs. Literally. His tour manager told me a killer story:
During an acoustic song swap, Kevin accidentally sat in the wrong seat - he thought he sat in the first performing seat, but little did he know he would be the "best for last." So... Kevin, with the last song of the night, kept the room at the edge of their seats, and as the song came to an end and the last few notes drifted off, the room broke into a applause.
Even listening to him on the radio you can feel the passion. Well lucky for you, now you can see it too. Watch how he feels the song. Heart and soul, my friends. Heart and soul.