Q&A Scene: Cole Washburn


Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

I was thinking about the complexities, the twists and turns of life in juxtaposition with the simplicity of love.

I realized that it’s not money or power or fame that make the world go round. It’s love.  So the words of Only Love reflect my pontificating and conclusion that Love gets us where we need to be loving the people who matter the most.

This single is a follow up to my debut EP Travelers Moon.

Just released a new music video for a song off the EP called The Widow. Directed by Michael Davies.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

Thanksgiving Dinner. Full of history, culture, family and friends. Food that takes time to prepare and leaves everyone satisfied.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

My observations and experiences of life.  Nature, relationships, faith, broken hearts, being lost, being found. Failing.  Getting back up again.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?

Head Above The Water gives me the most chills. It’s a constant reminder not to quit.  To walk into the things I fear the most so that I can find freedom to overcome those fears.

Where/Who do you draw inspiration from?

Well I am greatly influenced by the lives of Johnny and June Cash.  I think they had a friendship and love that stood the test of time.

What’s next for you?

Working on my first full length record.  Hoping to release this fall.

What’s your scene?

Hiking a 14K foot mountain in Colorado.

About Cole Washburn



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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.