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Brooke Waggoner

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Biography of Brooke Waggoner


Brooke Waggoner began playing piano at the age of 4. She experimented with song structures and melodies at the age of 9 and wrote her first original song at 10. Now, at the age of 23, Brooke has a college degree in Music Composition & Orchestration and recently released her own EP entitled “Fresh Pair of Eyes”. Her musical journey is as interesting as her future is bright.

With no conscious thought or decision made to ever go into the “music business,” Brooke, a Louisiana native, entered Louisiana State University in 2002 to pursue a higher level of music education. There was never any question as she notes, “Music was just going to be my future. The question everyone has of ‘What am I going to do in life?’ never really crossed my mind. I always knew music was it.” Her intent was to study orchestration and hopefully one day have a career in scoring films, soundtracks and musicals. However, in college her musical interests broadened immensely.

Brooke’s exposure to live performances in school opened up a whole new world for her. She notes, “I was sheltered musically growing up. Seeing different styles of music live was like two worlds coming together for me. After going to my first punk rock show, it clicked. That was the moment where I realized I did want to perform and have an emotional connection with an audience.” Brooke forced herself to attend more live shows to gain the confidence to perform her own music live.

After graduating in May of 2006, Brooke left for Nashville. Stylistically, she was the farthest thing from the stereotypical “import” into the home of country music. “Why go, you’re not country?” many asked. Humbly, yet with an acutely aware perspective, Brooke answers that question with “So what?” She goes on, “Nashville felt like a great next step. It’s such a musical city, and there’s so much great live music all around that it just made sense to me.”

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One of my favorite discoveries...

One of my favorite discoveries of 2007 was Nashville’s Brooke Waggoner. Her excellent six-song EP Fresh Pair of Eyes still remains a pleasant surprise from the very first moment I listened to it. I was also lucky enough to see her perform here in Auburn, and she managed to sway the entire audience, albeit small, with her tender voice and masterful ability at the piano. It’s not often that I lavish praise like this on the blog, but I think it’s well deserving for a very talented individual.

For a person that’s an absolute delight to talk to, she’s very down-to-earth and appreciative of everything. This appreciation is even more evident now that she’s made available her EP for FREE. Head over to her website and download it, as I promise that you won’t be disappointed.


-PJ

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