Ginny Gill sees music “as a way to express and share feelings and moods.” She took some time to give us insight into her songwriting process, music influences, and more!
How would you describe your music?
Folk, Americana, Country, and Celtic/Irish
Please walk us through your songwriting process.
I hear tunes and lyrics in my head, or, at least, lyrics/poems with a particular beat. I record what I am hearing and go from there. I often wrote poetry as a kid, and though I taught math for 30+ years, that part has never left me. Seems a natural progression to link words with music.
Who are your biggest music influences?
John Denver, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Peter, Paul & Mary
What is your favorite song to perform? Why?
My “Beer” song. It’s an original about traveling around Ireland, with a catchy tune. Listeners usually sing along with the chorus. I enjoy audience participation. Just plain fun!
As a musician, what challenges have you faced during the COVID-19 shutdown?
I am retired from teaching so this has not been as hard on me as my musician friends for whom performing is their main source of income. I find I am writing more songs, but I am performing them for just my husband and cats.
Anything else you would like to add?
Performing at Music Makers is a dream because it has such an engaged listening audience.
Contact Ginny Gill at [email protected]