Christine Phillips Hagar is primarily a songwriter, but loves to sing.
She never would sing at all until karaoke came along.
If someone were to hear her she would stop singing right away.
She sang as a teen but quit at age 10 or 11, and never sang in public again until 2004.
At that time though she tried to sing and would freeze up and could not.
She loves the story of Joan Baez.
Joan Baez had fear to the point of getting sick when she began singing in front of people.
In 2006 Christine got her second wind and came back after trying karaoke a few times, and now she sings in a lot of places that have karaoke today, as has a lot of fun doing it.
Her husband bought her a guitar somewhere around 2002 or so, and that is what got her into seriously trying to write songs.
She had only written and recited her poetry before this.
The guitar set her creative energies free to flow, and even though this is so,
Christine does not write songs everyday or every month, something has to have a profound effect on her thinking or emotions for her to write and then she cant help herself not to.
I am new at this getting my own music out there thing. I write my own chords, melodys and lyrics and sometimes I have Mitch Snow of Mitch Snow Productions tweak the sound for me with his absolutely awesome talent, I will be bringing an instrumental soundtrack until I find some band members that wouldnt mind helping a someone who is just starting out and has a few jitters..My main intention is to be a very successful songwriter more than anything else musically.
I was very lucky to be a child that got to experience the 60s, 70s, and on.
We had songwriters in the 60s and 70s that wrote music to help change the world and that touched me, and made me want to write songs to promote peace and to promote a better place to grow spiritually into.
Kansas, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, and other groups with heavy symphonic sound really are my very favorite to listen to. My singing influences are Joan Baez, a little bit of Bob Dylans music, Cat Stevens, John Lennon, Bread, Grand Funk, Tanya Tucker, Janis Joplin and so many more that I cant think of them all right now.
I love all kinds of music from the softest little notes played on a piano, to a tornado sequence channeled out of a violin, to heavy metal. They all have been and an influence on me.
My guitar and a lot of paper.
Everything that is the source, or God to me is my main equipment without that nothing with the guitar, voice or paper would turn out to be much.