posted by peytonsawyer009
Kate Voegele wants to be फ्रेंड्स with her fans.
The pop-rock musician and "One पेड़ 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 प्रशंसकों और like a person than a product.
One tweet reads: "Annapolis is one of my new प्रिय 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 हाल का phone conversation, Voegele's Midwestern charm and effervescent personality thwarted any sense of burgeoning celebrity.
Question: Which do आप prefer? Performing संगीत या 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 पेड़ Hill's" been my first real अभिनय 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 पेड़ Hill"?
Answer: I'm hoping to do और acting. I've fallen in प्यार with it. Anything that challenges me creatively, I am just so curious about.
Question: On your Twitter feed Aug. 11, आप 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 पेड़ Hill," and one of my फ्रेंड्स from the दिखाना 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 प्यार performing live, but it was a totally different thing than playing my own headlining टमटम 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 पेड़ Hill" there. Everybody was so chill. That's what I प्यार about that little town. People aren't crazy and starstruck.
Question: What kind of interactions do आप have with प्रशंसकों 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 प्रशंसक sent me two dozen गुलाब 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 प्यार about Twitter. When people follow you, आप realize, "I can दिखाना my प्रशंसकों 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 आप doing musically when आप were 16?
Answer: I think it's cool she's playing this टमटम at 16. When I was 16, that was about the time I was starting. I started playing गिटार when I was 15, and started लेखन songs my sophomore साल of high school. I think it was the most fun time, because I didn't know आप could have a shot at this being a kid from a small suburb of the Midwest. I thought आप had to be related to famous people and be फ्रेंड्स 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 आप have any सलाह 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 आप that आप can't do it.
Question: You're headed to युरोप soon?
Answer: I am really excited. I have never been for work या play. All my फ्रेंड्स went and studied abroad in college, so I'm like, "I've got to go to Europe!" और importantly, I'm getting messages every दिन from प्रशंसकों in France, the U.K., Germany and all over युरोप that are like, "When are आप touring here?"
Question: If आप have time to do anything besides perform and tour, what do आप 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.