posted by peytonsawyer009
Kate Voegele wants to be Những người bạn with her fans.
The pop-rock musician and "One cây Hill" actress, 22, keeps them up-to-date via the Web. She has a MySpace page (Interscope's MySpace Records released her CD "A Fine Mess," in May) and maintains a blog at katevoegele.com. And on Twitter, she relates to những người hâm mộ thêm like a person than a product.
One tweet reads: "Annapolis is one of my new yêu thích cities EVER...had some serious crabcakes and ice cream last night." Voegele performs Friday night at Rash Field with Uncle Kracker and Bel Air native Julienne Irwin, 16, an "America's Got Talent" finalist. In a gần đây phone conversation, Voegele's Midwestern charm and effervescent personality thwarted any sense of burgeoning celebrity.
Question: Which do bạn prefer? Performing âm nhạc hoặc acting?
Answer: They're both creative challenges for me, but I'll always be a musician. I can't imagine my life without it. Acting's been fun, because it's new. My role on "One cây Hill's" been my first real diễn xuất gig, aside from my high school musical. It was "Once Upon a Mattress," and I was in the chorus.
Question: As far as acting, are there any projects in the works besides "One cây Hill"?
Answer: I'm hoping to do thêm acting. I've fallen in tình yêu with it. Anything that challenges me creatively, I am just so curious about.
Question: On your Twitter feed Aug. 11, bạn posted, "Played an open mic night in a dive bar for the first time in 5 years." What's that all about?
Answer: I was in Wilmington, [N.C.,] shooting for "One cây Hill," and one of my Những người bạn from the hiển thị hosts an open-mic night at this little dive bar. She was like, "Please come out and play a song." ... I went over and played for maybe 40 drunk people, and it was awesome. Not that there's ever any pressure, because I tình yêu performing live, but it was a totally different thing than playing my own headlining hợp đồng biểu diễn, gig, biểu diễn for 800 people.
Question: Did those 40 drunk people recognize you?
Answer: Besides the ones that were super-drunk, yeah. People who live in Wilmington know we shoot "One cây Hill" there. Everybody was so chill. That's what I tình yêu about that little town. People aren't crazy and starstruck.
Question: What kind of interactions do bạn have with những người hâm mộ on Twitter?
Answer: I just got a camera phone, so I've begun taking pictures of things. This girl who's adorable and a really big người hâm mộ sent me two dozen hoa hồng the other night, and it was just amazing. All I have to do is snap a picture of it, and say, "Thanks so much for these flowers. You're the greatest." And everyone can see it, and for her it's a cool thing that she sees that I appreciate it. That's one of the things I tình yêu about Twitter. When people follow you, bạn realize, "I can hiển thị my những người hâm mộ who I am outside of my music." Instead of promoting myself, it's great to just say, "Hey, guys, I'm hanging out at Panera with some chicken noodle soup."
Question: Julienne Irwin is opening before you. What were bạn doing musically when bạn were 16?
Answer: I think it's cool she's playing this hợp đồng biểu diễn, gig, biểu diễn at 16. When I was 16, that was about the time I was starting. I started playing đàn ghi ta, guitar when I was 15, and started nghề viết văn songs my sophomore năm of high school. I think it was the most fun time, because I didn't know bạn could have a shot at this being a kid from a small suburb of the Midwest. I thought bạn had to be related to famous people and be Những người bạn with people in Hollywood. ... Things were unfolding for me very quickly, so I was playing side stage shows for Counting Crows and John Mayer and all these people I was idolizing. Discovering it all in a grass-roots way was so much fun for me. Hopefully, she's having as much fun with it as I did.
Question: Do bạn have any Lời khuyên for her?
Answer: My biggest advice, and it sounds cliche, but just don't be discouraged. There are so many times somebody who is a jerk who doesn't get it is going to tell bạn that bạn can't do it.
Question: You're headed to Châu Âu soon?
Answer: I am really excited. I have never been for work hoặc play. All my Những người bạn went and studied abroad in college, so I'm like, "I've got to go to Europe!" thêm importantly, I'm getting messages every ngày from những người hâm mộ in France, the U.K., Germany and all over Châu Âu that are like, "When are bạn touring here?"
Question: If bạn have time to do anything besides perform and tour, what do bạn hope to do while you're there?
Answer: I want to take pictures in front of all the typical stuff. But I also hope to stumble upon some cool, unexpected things. I will definitely be tweeting. Definitely.