Monday, May 7, 2012

05/07/12 Arsen Shomakhov Sat On The Couch

Arsen Shomakhov grew up in Russia and in 2005 came to the IBC in Memphis where he made the Semi-Finals. In 2007 he won the right to play on the Emerging Artist Stage at The King Biscuit Festival and won the right to return the next year and play the main stage.

In 2008 he and his family relocated to Canada.

On this night we sat and chatted about his life and his music. Arsen discussed a difficult journey to the IBCs and talked about his first guitar at age 14 and you might be surprised by that story.

We listened to tunes from his album On The Move and Arsen described his writing technique and his hopes for the coming year.

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