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QRD #40 - Happy Father's Day! - June 2009
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Shaun Sandor of Promute
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Chris Bonner of THe BAcksliders
Matthew Kendall of Rogue Motel
BevanHurdof The VeryFoundation
Michael Jarmer of Here Comes Everybody
Chris Williams of Maple Stave
Brian John Mitchell of Remora
Kyle Monday of Carta
Bill Tollner of Amadan
Sacha Galvagna of Carta
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Interview with Sacha Galvagna of Carta
June 2009

Sacha plays bass for Carta, but has been involved with a number of other projects over the years including Charles Atlas & Horsepower.

Name: Sacha Galvagna
Band: Carta
Website: carta.bandcamp.com

QRD – How old were you when you first realized you wanted to be a professional musician?

Sacha – I never really wanted to be a professional musician, I just wanted to make music from an early age, my father played classical guitar & listened to Django.

QRD – What are a few highlights of your musical career?

Sacha – Rosa Mota, Horsepower, Charles Atlas, Carta & The Co-op.

QRD – At what age did you decide you wanted to become a father?

Sacha – Always wanted to be a father.

QRD – What are some positive & negative impacts your family has had on your career?

Sacha – Positive: My wife has given me a lot of freedom whilst I work on my musical projects.

QRD – What are some positive & negative impacts your career has had on your family?

Sacha – Negative: lack of monetary rewards.

QRD – Has your daughter effected the music you make &/or listen to?

Sacha – No.

QRD – Have you had problems with the lack of steady money from a musical career providing the security you feel necessary in your household?

Sacha – My wife provides money while I look after child & home, it works very well for us.

QRD – Given the limitations having a family has on being a touring musician, would you have toured more earlier in life if you’d known?

Sacha – I have toured enough.

QRD – Do you think being a father or a musician has a greater impact on your community?

Sacha – I would say they have different impacts.

QRD – Would you rather see your child eventually become a musician or parent?

Sacha – Whatever she wants.

QRD – Both family & music seem like things that will take up as much of your time as you’re willing to put in.  How do you end up dividing your time?

Sacha – When my child is asleep I do music.

QRD – What does your daughter think of your music?

Sacha – She doesn’t care for it much.

QRD – Do you think you could ever do a musical project with your child?

Sacha – We do.  We have songs we sing to each other.

QRD – Any words of advice to young people?

Sacha – “Do not listen to advice.”