Today’s Featured Artist Interview is with Singer/Songwriter Abigail Duhon!
Abigail is a Pop/Dance Singer/Songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana.
You can find out more about Abigail on her website at AbigailDuhon.com
Abigail’s music has a good rhythm & beat. Read on to learn more about Abigail and her music.
At what age did you begin singing or playing an instrument?
I can remember from an early age loving to perform. I began dance when I was 2 years old, and loved being on stage performing. When I was 6 years old I wrote my first song, and three years later started taking voice lessons. During that time, I started taking piano lessons, and currently I am taking guitar lessons and am crazy exciting to be learning a new instrument.
What inspired you to become a singer/songwriter?
In 2005, Katrina devastated my hometown, New Orleans, and it was a really hard time for my family. I was 6 years old then, and even though I was young I wanted to do something to encourage people. One night during Katrina, I woke up and wrote a song and I knew that was God’s way of letting me know I could encourage people through my music.
What genre would you call your music?
I would call my genre of music pop and dance, although presently I am loving EDM.
Is there anything you have learned from being a singer/songwriter?
I’ve learned that being a singer/songwriter is not easy, and that I have to stay true to myself. Everyone wants to see the real ‘you’ and that can be hard sometimes to put yourself out there, but it’s a blessing to encourage others through my music so I push through those hard times.
What does it mean to you to be a singer/songwriter?
Being a singer/songwriter means so much to me. It gives me the opportunity to experience life changing moments, and through my songs give hope and encouragement to someone’s life.
What part about being a singer/songwriter do you enjoy most?
The most enjoyable part of being a singer/songwriter is the opportunity to reach a large audience of people and to encourage and uplift them through concerts and song writing.
Have you made any friends because of being a singer/songwriter?
Yes, being a singer/songwriter has allowed me to meet so many friends who are incredibly talented and influential. Meeting new people, experiencing life changing moments, and developing life-long friendships are some of my most treasured moments of this career.
Have you traveled because of being a singer/songwriter?
Yes, I have been able to travel to all kinds of cool places. My favorite place so far has been Hawaii. That trip with my mom was so impactful and memorable for me.
Have you done something exciting because of being a singer/songwriter?
One of the most exciting things I’ve done so far in my career is making the video to my single, “Dance Up”, and performing at the Creation Music Festivals! 🙂 #DanceStageIsLIT