Conversations with Music Special Edition

Conversations with Music Special Edition

Monday, April 2, 2012

Schuyler Fisk: Adding Her Own Chords To The Music Of The World

by Cyrus Webb

For actress and recording artist Schuyler Fisk her life is not to be defined by her famous mother (Academy award-winning actress Sissy Spacek) or just her physical beauty. She is more than that, and through her skills the world has come to know her as an entertainer serious about her craft and intent on carving out her own way.

Her music has been heard around the world with credits including the movie Dear John (based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks) and the series finale of the popular show "Ugly Betty". With aspiring actors and recording artists watching her journey and getting to know her through her music, Schuyler's message is simple: let your heart be your guide.

Thank you for taking out the time to talk with us, Schuyler. You have been able to pursue your passion both in movies and on stage as a recording artist. What has it been like for you to be living the life that so many just dream about?

I feel very grateful, happy and blessed. I'm motivated to continue to be able to make a living being creative.

In this issue we are talking alot about the unifying power of music and how it crosses so many lines and really speaks to the heart. When did you fall in love with music and how do you hope your music affects listeners?

I don't remember when I fell in love with music, but it definitely happened at a young age. I think it was my mother singing lullabies to me when I was little. I was enamored by her voice. 
  • I love how music brings people together. It connects people on another level. I mean, it literally moves us. There is nothing quite like getting lost dancing to a great song. 
  • Lady Gaga is also profiled in this issue. Many have a strong reaction to her talent and stage presence. Who are some of the artists you admire and enjoy seeing performing?

    I love all sorts of shows. I loved seeing the Rolling Stones and watching Mick run all around the stage - so electric and inspiring. But then I love very understated shows as well. I just saw the Weepies play acoustic at the Troubadour to a packed house - so moving and intimate. I like shows where it feels genuine and nothing is lip-synched!

    What can we expect next from you either on the screen or musically?

    My record "Blue Ribbon Winner" just recently came out as well as the film I am in called Restless, directed by Gus Van Sant. I've been back in the studio and have some neat music projects coming up that I can't wait to share!

    We really appreciate this opportunity to speak with you. Do you have any advice for individuals reading this who are still looking to find their passion? What encouragement would you give them?
    Follow your bliss! 

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