What songs on the album -
- are you most excited about ?
"Gorgeous Lies" was a song I co-wrote that described a recent experience - at that time in my life.
"Love Sure Looks Good On You" -
- is another one of my favorites.
So is "Rock My Baby"….i don’t know, I love them all !
The new single "Just One of the Boys" -
- is getting a lot of requests !
Well It's actually not new - (2003) ...the day my single was released to radio -
- was the same day that the record label, "DreamWorks", closed it's doors.
So it never really had the chance it deserved. But stations are still playing it.
Will there be a follow up album next year ? Any idea's so far ?
I am working on a new project now -
- with "James House" - Producing it.
Excited to be recording new music -
and have some new updated pictures -
- that aren't from 2003 !
Your current equipment you play on tour consist of what items ?
PEAVEY -"PEAVEY CIRRUS" - 5 string basses.
MOODY STRAPS - outfits me in beautiful luxury leather straps.
Your favorite places to see on tour ? Any highlights ?
There is so much beauty to be found anywhere we play -
- but sometimes the most beautiful thing I see -
is a fluffy HOTEL BED - after riding on the bus for a long time !
We just casually mentioned your name on one of our Facebook pages -
And within a couple hours - we had over 200 "Likes" -
this has not happened with any other artist - the fans have spoken -
They love Michelle Poe - so how does it feel to be loved by so many ?
I am always humbled to be reminded that I have fans out there.
Music affects so many people. I am blessed to have received a precious gift.
Your new CD is wonderfully refreshing - with happy tunes and great songs - great job !
If you had a chance to play with a female artist - your choice/s ?
Humm......so many to choose from - "Dolly Parton" -"Susan Ashton", "Mariah Carey".
The last artist/CD you listened to ? Favorites ?
I enjoy listening to Christian artists like "Susan Ashton" and "Michael O'Brien".
Any chance you'll record with other artists on your future albums ?
Yes, I am trying to get "Ty Herndon" - to get in the studio with me on this next project I am working on .
"James House" also sang on one of the duets. James is producing it for me.
Like to play slower ballads or faster boogie woogie songs ?
I enjoy PLAYING both but my favorite to SING is ballads..
I guess I just feel more of a connection and sense of artistry to the slow songs.
You play 4 string bass guitars - ever tried the 5 and six strings ?
I started on the 4 string, then graduated to the 5.
I own a six string but have never attempted to play it.
No one needs a 6 string bass!
Any last requests or final thought for your fans ? - they adore you -
I adore them right back !
What's next for Michelle Poe after the tour with Hank Jr ?
We will continue to tour - although Hank does not like to do more than 25 shows a year -
- as he has hunting and fishing to occupy his time. :)
( Country Boys can Survive ! )
Would you consider recording a Christmas Album ?
It would sell out every year !
Yes, I would consider it. Christmas songs always put me in a happy, peaceful place.
Anything musically you'd like to try ? Another instrument ? Duets with another ?
I need to practice my acoustic guitar more.
I have always wanted to do a duet with "Steve Wariner".
Can promoters book you for the upcoming holidays ? Next year maybe ?
Yes ! I would love to do private parties, - Corporate Events, etc.
Can you tell your many fans any personal news or upcoming events ?
I am in the process of making a new EP (6 song CD) -
- with some of my favorite songs that I have found in Nashville.
Doing an updated photo shoot soon….
- and a new website design is under construction.
It will be for sale on my website when it's finished.
The "Just One of The Boys CD" - can be purchased privately through me at the address above.
Michelle Poe - we had a great time with this interview - thank you again.
We will follow up next month with a CD Review of the new album !
And when you come through town - we'll be there to review the show !
Michelle Poe - a legendary bass
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Thank you for taking a moment in between your touring schedule -
We have been getting a lot of requests for you.
You have been playing for a few years now -
How old were you when you first got started and what made you decide to pick up the bass guitar ?
I began my journey into music through a family band we put together (The Poe Family Band) -
- which included my step dad, mom, myself and a drum machine.
Bass guitar seemed the most obvious choice for me as that's the main piece that was missing.
You actually studied Aerospace Administration -
at Middle Tennessee State University ?
Are you a space adventurer ?
What made you choose this subject ?
My grandpa was a pilot for eastern airlines.
Flying was always exciting to me.
I earned my BS degree and private pilots license -
- but got sidetracked by music about halfway college.
I realized God was calling me in another direction.
Are you still living in Nashville Tennessee ?
Do you ever get downtown to watch the coffee shops and local bars new upcoming artists ?
Yes, I live in West Nashville.
Occasionally I get downtown to watch some of the talent -
A lot of the music has changed since I was growing up. I guess I’m just OLD SCHOOL.
Plantation High School (Florida)- any highlights ?
Played sports ? Cheerleader ? Music studies ?
I was a total NERD in high school.
Grades were the most important thing to me.
I studied hard and received an academic scholarship to MTSU in Tennessee.
I did not participate in any sports because I was playing with the "Poe Family Band" on the weekends.
You also worked as a substitute teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools -
What school grades and any highlights ?
Miss the kids ?
I am STILL working as a substitute teacher.
I teach Pre K- 4th grade.
It is definitely two extremes playing the rock star life -
with "Hank Jr." on tour -
- then going back to class to simply be MISS POE !
You have worked for a few great artists over the years -
James House, Steve Holy, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr -
How have the boys been treating you so far ?
The Hank Jr boys are wonderful.
They take care and protect me like a little sister on the road.
You have worked with Hank Williams Jr since 2005 !
It can be said that he has the best band backing him every night.
Any highlights from the last ten years with Hank ? Has he taken you fishing yet ?
Riding on his jet to and from the show has been a highlight.
I have not been fishing with him yet.
He offers to take me hunting -
- but I don’t like the idea of killing an animal.
He laughs and calls me a tree hugger !
Working behind someone as legendary as "Hank Williams Jr." - is quite an experience.
He has not taken me fishing yet but often asks if I would like to go hunting with him.
I'm afraid to tell him I don't like hunting, I do like shooting my pink 38 special but only at beer cans !
You have a new CD - "Just One of the Boys"-
You also have the new video on "YouTube"
This song is getting lots of attention on our radio shows -
Any highlights in the studio ? On the set of the video shoot ?
It was a little dive of a bar in Nashville -
- called the "Sweetwater -Lounge".
It was a LONG day but so much fun!
"Dierks Bentley" made a cameo appearance -
- in one of the drinking scenes.
Did you write this song ?
How many did you write on the album ?
I see folks can order it direct from you - $15 -
Here's the address -
"Just One of the Boys"
320 Old Hickory Blvd Suite #2307
Nashville, TN 37221 (USA)
No, I did not write this song -
- but it was written FOR me and ABOUT me .
The $15 includes shipping -
- and you can pay by check, money order or Paypal.
Interview By: Leon Jonjock
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