After yet a other sparsely attended show in a dive bar with crummy sound and a badly-lit stage, singer-songwriter Campbell "Camp" Hobson of Nashville, Tennessee, began to think that he just might never truly make it as a professional musician, but then realized that was crazy talk.
"It's really just a question of sticking to your dreams," said Hobson, who holds down two day-jobs, one painting houses and one walking dogs, to support his songwriting. "To think that staying true to my passion might not work out in the long run is just my sick thinking trying to keep me from getting out there and making things happen."
While a disappointing turn-down from a prime Nashville label and general media apathy regarding his recent independent release have, on occasion, briefly gotten Hobson into a somewhat negative space, he knows that the disappointments are all part of the process.
"This is what it takes," said Hobson of the bumpy road to massive success. "And it'll keep on taking and taking until there's nothing left to give but love. That's how it happens. It's always darkest before the dawn. Dreams come true all the time. All you gotta do is hang on and hang in - and I'm hanging!"
Interested in "hanging" musically with Camp Hobson? Book him for live shows, house concerts, weddings, film soundtracks, guitar lessons, or anything music-related at www.nashvilledogwalkers/camphobson.web