LIMA — The daughter of a popular Lima circuit performer is now stepping into her own spotlight.
“He has been pushing out albums since I was born. He would have me come in when I was younger to record backup vocals on his tracks, so I got used to it through that,” Goare said. “He knows everyone, too, so it makes it easier. He works with and teaches me all the time and we’re in a band together, too, Fleetwood 2 the Max.”
In addition to playing with her dad and other Rustgaze artists, Goare has landed a solo spot in this Wednesday’s Veterans Memorial Civic Center Curtain Call summer series and is slated on the Beer Barrel patio lineup on Aug. 25.
Between the cover bands and her solo gigs, Goare said her weekends are pretty much filled with shows slated around the area.
“The more I have done my originals recently, I’ve started to get some pay from that — not that it’s astounding money but it’s payment, and that’s pretty crazy because people don’t always have that interest,” Goare said of her growing career. “When they go to hear music, they want what they know, but I think if you make those relationships with people, they will be interested. There’s some really good support in Lima as far as original artists go.
“That’s a tricky one,” Goare said when asked to describe her musical style. “I would say it’s a mix of jazz/indie rock/folk and maybe even a little soul. It’s hard to describe because I change from song to song, it’s such a wide variety, but I guess that’s good because everyone should be able to find at least something they like.”
The Lima native has also done backup vocals for Logan Ross and other Rustgaze artists, but now several of them are joining forces to do an album.
“Rustgaze is a collective of different artists in and around Lima where we can all come together, and most of us pretty much all write original music,” Goare explained. “We just present it and then we play on each other’s music. It’s like one big giant band, but we’re not always together.”
Goare is working with founder Omar Zehery and Rustgaze standouts Ross and Kevin Ashba and several others on the album.
“Our main goal is to just write and finish albums through this label that’s home-grown. It can be hard sometimes with funding — the starving artist thing is very real,” she chuckled. “Currently, I’m writing the album myself and we’ve gotten about eight songs recorded, we just have to figure out how to get that out right now.”
Despite growing up in the Lima music scene, Goare said finding her place in the label is refreshing.
“We all clicked pretty quickly. It’s kind of like getting a room of people who love math together then they just can’t stop talking,” she laughed. “We will just keep throwing out new things or showing each other new videos and by the time we know it, it’s 4 a.m. and you don’t realize how much you’ve geeked out with them. You can really turn into a nerd with them, which is really great because a lot of people that listen to music just as background noise, you don’t get that moment with them.”
Goare said the plan is to begin releasing singles from the album in August on Spotify and gain traction with local events, whether in-person or virtual.
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