Welcome Samuel Harness:
We’re joined on the Starline by one of the stars of Season 21 of NBC’s “The Voice”. The Ft. Wayne hometown hero grew up watching dad perform in the family bluegrass band. We welcome Samuel Harness.
Samuel, let’s go Beyond the Mic as a musician, before getting on the Voice, you were struggling on the road. Admit it, with a four year old son, it’s challenging to be a dad and a musician.
From playing at the Frozen Firkin Festival, streaming at home to playing wherever you could. How important is this opportunity on “The Voice” for you?
How has John helped you with specific tips for your future?
You talk about cultivating, the people become a family. How will those bonds strengthen after the show is over?
Who and how have you taken the younger stars under your wing?
Who inspires you each day?
You have a merchandise line that is “I am not Samuel Harness”. How did you come up with that marketing concept?
Might be time to bring that back. How did the pandemic change you as a musician?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Best hotel bed you’ve ever flopped on?
2. You do so many gigs in brewery’s what’s your favorite type of beer and have you ever considered brewing your own? What kind of beer would it be?
3. Who gave you the 1st guitar you ever owned and 1st song you wrote with it?
4. You’ve been seen hovering around on a hover board around hotels, what made you want to get one and how many times have you fallen on your ass?
5. How many tattoos do you have and what was the 1st you got?
6. Weddings, Bars, Parties, Farmers Markets and car show where’s the gig you felt the most heard?
7. Best thing about your late dog Eugene?
8. Video game you can’t stop playing?
The Back Half with Samuel Harness:
We’re recording this and you’re in your parents’ house. What makes your parents support so strong for you?
How has being adopted change the way you see your family and how you unconditionally love your own son Asher?
How do your siblings help you from winery’s , food trucks to “The Voice”
What would you have done if you weren’t a musician?
What power do you get from playing your guitar without shoes?
Enjoying gardening as a hobby, what’s your favorite thing to can? Tomatoes potaos onions peppers
Your son Asher is a model, ans his drive ‘c’mon dad let’s go’, and how has your own drive helped inspire him?
William Shakespeare said “If music be the food of love, play on.”How has music fed your soul?
How do you feel as an artist when you had shows in the past with just a couple of people. Maybe a social media post with 1 like then and now you are in front of millions of new fans?
Addison Agen, Christiana Danielle and last year, Keegan Ferrell all have made an impact on The Voice all from Ft. Wayne. What makes Ft. Wayne so special for musicians?
What makes Ft. Wayne so underrated?
No matter what happens during The Voice, what will you take from this challenge and this moment in time?
As you perform, do you get nervous when you hit the stage or have you Zen centered yourself?
One Big Question
What makes someone a good friend?
So what makes your own happiness and heartbreak and how has it shaped your life?
He modelled, worked in a taco stand, and cans his vegetables. See him on Season 21 of NBC’s “The Voice” We thank Samuel Harness for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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