Wednesday, October 30, 2019

"Forged" Visits Section 36!

Section 36 Music has another visitor! Well I guess, technically, two visitors. This time we talked with Jess and Shauna, founding members of "Forged". The two have seen their music careers flow from songwriters, to a duo, and now to a full band. I was excited that they were willing to talk with us about all of that, and more!

So, let's see what happens when "Forged" visits Section 36!

How did the two of you meet and get together?
We were both asked to sing at a Women's Retreat in 2006.  When we met at our first practice we had instant "music chemistry".  It was so easy to work with each other and we found that our voices and styles blended really well.  

How was Forged created?
Forged has heavenly origins.  We both felt like God wanted us to use your gifts in songwriting and vocals in the country music world.  Our name Forged was created by Shauna, she loved the strength of the word.  Forged has multiple definitions; 1-create, 2-make or shape by heating in a fire or furnace and beating or hammering it, 3-to form, 4-to form or make especially by concentrated effort, 5-move forward or take the lead, 6-to make strong steady progress.

Was the transition from “songwriter” to “performer” difficult?
Performing has never been an issue because we both started
singing as kids and didn't start writing until a few years ago.

You've been able to perform at several live shows. What have you liked about those appearances?
We love to do what we love to do lol.  We love being able to share our passion with our fans!

Do you have any upcoming appearances you’re excited about?
We have a few radio appearances TBD and a fundraiser for the local substance abuse recovery center in our hometown, Gates Recovery Center.

I really enjoyed your EP, Burned & Broken. What was it like to put that together?
We realized how much we love being in the studio, watching our music babies come to life.

Have you been working on any other recordings, and when might we be able to hear any results?
We have a lot of music in the works right now.  We have songs that
we have recorded and are still in the process of recording with the sole purpose of pitching them to other artists for them to use.  We are finishing up a new single called, "You Can't Fix Crazy".  Of course we are also writing a ton because we can't stop.

What was it like the first time you heard one of your songs on the radio?
Completely surreal!!!  We have a song that gets played in Boston on 101.7 and we freak out every time we hear it!  We are just so honored that people want to hear our music.

Right now, what would you say is your biggest career challenge?
We have 10 kids combined so that makes everything crazy.  Our other band members have kids also.  So just trying to juggle children's schedules and fitting in times to meet and practice and write is always a challenge but worth it.

What are your immediate career goals?
We have lots of goals and dreams.  We all love performing, so getting more opportunities to get out there.  We hope to get our next single on the radio.  We unanimously all want to see our songs sung by other artists.  Of course we would love to go on tour with Little Big Town haha.


Those are great plans! I can't wait to see how it all works out for them!

As always, I want to thank Jess and Shauna for visiting. It was great to hear everything they both had to say. I also want to thank them for sending along the pictures that accompany the interview. They always make for a much better post!

Since I'm sure you want to follow along with "Forged" to see what they're up to, I suggest you check out and follow their social media accounts: InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Of course you could also check out their Section 36 Music page. There you'll find more links, pictures, and some of their music. It's a great way to enjoy all things "Forged".

Thanks again Forged, and good luck with your upcoming activities!