Samuel Pilar

Guitarist & singer songwriter

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Young blues rock influenced guitarist. Also singer songwriter. I'm not as experienced as most most of the people here, but I say give me a try, maybe you'll like it, maybe not. (I won't charge you for that)

I can record pretty much anything in the guitar that isn't too heavy (I can try that too).

Started taking the guitar seriously at the age of 12.
Had some classes.
In my first 5 years of playing I was into rock and progressive rock, and as time went by, began to get into older and older tunes. When I was 17 started to really listen to blues music, and now I'm addicted to the 60s psychedelic blues rock thing.

As a singer I just sing wathever I feel.

My songwriting is heavily influenced by the 60s blues rock.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Samuel Pilar

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Guitars: Clapton Strat, Schecter Omen Extreme FR. Amps: Marshall JCM2000 TSL 100 Head; Celestion Creamback 2x12 cab. Interface: Behringer mixer. I have both Reaper and n-Track DAW.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Gary Clark Jr. The groove, man...

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: For a song out of nothing, I search for a hook either on the lyrics or guitar, and after that I try and make the rest of the song stricture interesting on the guitar (maybe, if it feels right, try and add another hook), then I write the lyrics. (This usually changes slightly the structure) Sometimes I do it all before I try drums, other times, I try some drums to make the structure from a groove. For a song that somebody's already written and given a structure, I just try and find my place to complement what the writer's trying to say.

  7. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  8. A: Hendrix, Clapton, Warren Haynes, Zeppelin, Gary Clark Jr., Joanne Shaw Taylor, Joe Bonamassa, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, The Black Keys, and Dire Straits, to name a few.

  9. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  10. A: Writing my own songs, and playing here and there.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Analog. The feel. Digital, the clarity...

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: I will try and give you something real.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: Playing.

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: Blues isn't (only) about being sad and lonely.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: I's take my strat. A CD player. And Zeppelin IV, Story Of Sonny Boy Slim and Hendrix live in Monterey.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Heartfelt music. Sometimes I'm happy, sometimes in not.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Work for the process not for the final result.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: Blues, and blues rock.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Where not to playing the guitar.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: What I feel it's right.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: I usually play guitar, sometimes sing. And few times I mix some stuff (but don't consider myself good enough at that).

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