MUC Interview: Ches Anthony releases new single "Rain" and music video for farm-life inspired anthem
What is the inspiration behind your new single?
"Rain" is inspired by the drought we had this year and talking to local farmers about how important just a little rain is for their crops.
Who are your biggest influences in music and in life?
I’d have to say, Chris Stapleton and Dave Cobb.
What is your favorite thing to do in the fall season?
My favorite thing to do in the fall would be going to a pumpkin patch, corn maze, celebrating Halloween, and usually fall seems to be the most productive for writing and recording for me. I also love archery in the fall!
Where is your favorite place that you've traveled to?
Hands down it has to be Nashville.
What is your favorite song right now?
A song I haven’t released yet. Stay tuned.
What is the best part of playing live music?
When people sing your lyrics - that's the best feeling.
Ches Anthony grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan, surrounded by music and motocross. He learned to play harmonica, guitar, and piano at a young age. His father would bring him up on stage with his blues band where he performed for their fans.
Through his teenage angst years, Ches formed a heavy rock band and wrote songs that would help him and others relate to the struggles of youth. In 2015, he went back to his country/blues roots and joined Sony signed group Cold Creek County. While honing his guitar skills playing in the band for several years, he began to listen to the heartache and emotion in old blues masters voices like Howlin Wolf and Elmore James and the old country grit of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, he started to develop his own writing and singing style.
Ches Anthony then decided to go solo in 2018. He has two albums out already and will have his third out at the beginning of this year.
The emotional passion in his vocals and heart-hitting lyrics relate to everyone, from their own struggles and conflicts to confidence and success, which is what makes us feel something when we hear Ches Anthony's music.
Ches has headlined several big-time shows, including Whiskey Jam in Nashville. Anthony has also played several sold-out shows in Saskatoon, Canada. On the rock side of his career, he played major festivals such as Warped Tour and toured with Three Days Grace.
“One of the most important things for me when I’m writing is to feel the song - ask myself, does this song make a difference in my heart and thinking? Is this song going to touch someone? To me that’s my heartfelt desire is to be able to make the listener feel something when they hear this song,” Ches explains.
To keep up with all things Ches Anthony, follow him at his website www.chesanthonyofficial.com or on all social media platforms.