Today we have an interview with Sara and Hayley from Steel Blossoms!
Steel Blossoms is Sara Zebley and Hayley Prosser, both originally from Pittsburgh, PA.
To find out more about Steel Blossoms visit their website at SteelBlossoms.com
At what age did you begin singing or playing an instrument?
Sara started playing the fiddle when she was 8 and started playing the guitar when she was 15. Hayley started singing when she was 2 and started playing the guitar when she was 21.
What inspired you to become a singer/musician?
I think we both we very inspired at an early age with the kind of music we grew up on. We both grew up listening to JoDee Messina, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, etc. We knew we had the talent and really wanted to explore our options.
What genre would you call your music?
We feel like we fit somewhere in between country and folk music. Our music is very singer/songwriter-like.
What have you learned from being a singer/musician?
We have both learned that when it comes to being a musician, the sky is the limit. There is so much you can do to make a career out of it and there is always something new to learn.
Can you say a little about what being a singer/musician means to you?
Playing music for a living has been both of our dreams for a very, very long time. Now that we are finally here and doing this for a living, it’s more than we could have ever imagined. I think when you start to go for the gold, you have an idea of what it will feel like when you get there and when you do get there, it’s so much better than you could have ever imagined. We have met some amazing people, seen amazing places, and done things we never would have been able to if we would have gotten teaching jobs (we both have education degrees).
What part about being a singer/musician do you like most?
We like sharing the stories of our songs and knowing they relate to people the most. When someone come up to us and says “That song you sang really spoke to me because I went through the same thing,” there is no better feeling.
Have you made any friends because of being a singer/musician?
We have made so many friends! A lot of our friends are musicians themselves so we love going out to see them play. It’s a huge support group!
Have you traveled because of being a singer/musician?
We travel about 5 or 6 months out of the year. We travel around the country (USA) playing house concerts in people’s living rooms/back yards.
Have you done something exciting because of being a singer/musician?
The travel is the most exciting part for us. We love meeting new people and seeing new places.