Kendra Muecke is an artist, songwriter, singer and author on the move.  Currently residing in Los Angeles, we caught up with Kendra to learn more about her upcoming projects and summertime plans.  Read on!

 

Thank you for joining us Kendra, could you take a few minutes to tell our readers more about your beginnings in the industry? 

 

Thanks so much for inviting me to interview. Art and creativity have always been the heartbeat of my existence. At the spry age of 4, I began professional musical theatre training; I have been acting, singing, and dancing since day one. At 13, I discovered rock ‘n roll and began singing with some bands around my hometown of Houston, TX. That following year, I began writing poetry. My stream of consciousness prose was immediately noticed by teachers. I was asked to read some of my works in front of the entire high school and was subsequently published in a local literary magazine for 4 years following that start. In 2011, I went on to study acting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. I graduated from there with a BFA in Theatre Arts in 2015. In 2017, I published my first 338 page book of poetry titled, “The Politics of”. Somewhere during my teenage years, I began playing guitar but seriously started playing in college. I also began practicing as a psychic intuitive healer around 2013. This past year, 2019, I took a songwriting course at the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles, CA. That’s where my music career began. My musical performance is rooted in my love for poetry and healing energy. My first album, “of Vinyl” debuted on July 5, 2019 recorded under my stage name “Kendra & the Bunnies”. I like to stay relevant and creating.

 

Where do you see your career taking you within the next ten years? 

 

I love this question. Vision and dream are crucial to developing our lives into the direction we care to grow. In the next ten years, I see myself playing venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Hollywood Bowl, the Gorge, the Starlight Bowl, The Fillmore, and creating my own events with like-minded artists. My mission is founded on creating space for peaceful gathering through performance. I look forward to creating events that give back to the local community and youth. Of course, the writing aspect of my artistic personality is very close to my soul, if not intwined; during this time, numerous books will continue to be published. 

 

Tell us more about the inspirations behind your writings.

 

“Inspiration is the theme of a place.” This is a line from one of my poems written of the same title. Inspiration moves me brightly in so many beautiful ways. It comes to me in flashes through people, places, conversations, pieces of art. I travel a lot and attend many concerts. This unlocks the poem or song that is waiting for me in that place and moment. I always keep my eyes open for observation and a pencil tucked behind my ear. Living in the current motion of life is truly delectable. The novel I am working on writing right now is actually a memoir. It is titled, “Friend of the Level”. With eyes wide open, I have experienced some interesting things.

 

What will you be up to this summer? 

 

I love the summer time. The season inherently brings so much joy! I’ve got a number of shows booked in Los Angeles throughout the summer, as well as a live recording session booked at Leesta Vall Sound Recordings in Brooklyn, NY. Album wise, I am currently recording an EP titled, “of Always”, slated for release in November 2019. Writing wise, I am really putting some wheels on the aforementioned novel/memoir and starting to compile poetry for my third collection. I’ll also be traveling to Vail, Colorado to see one of my favorite rock artists perform; this is going to be an awesomely inspirational journey, as I grew up seeing the Vail Symphony perform at the same venue as a kid!

 

What have been your most memorable shows so far? 

 

Each show is memorable for unique reasons. I like to curate and shape my performance in relation to the energy an audience is putting forth. Notably was a performance I had at The Grafton Hotel on the Sunset Strip in LA. I look up to numerous idols who got their start in that same area in the 1960s & ’70s. During the show, I was heavily channeling those rock legends while focusing on becoming a legend of my own.

 

Please tell us more about your new book!

 

I’m glad you asked! The book is scheduled for release in September 2019. It is in the air of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” or “Song of Myself”, as well as Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”. It is my take and perspective on cultural conditioning in America today. It proposes through prose the question of who we are in relation to media, who we become when these aspects are stripped away, how we find ourselves in love, and how I aligned with my highest self through compassion and hard-healing work. It is titled, “Project Non-Arch: Operation Clown School”. Hard-copies and E-books are available for order in the link provided below. 5% of sales will be donated to Camp Winnarainbow’s Grace & Joy Scholarship Fund with the intention of sending youth to performing arts and circus summer camp.

 

Where can we support your music online?

 

My music is available online under my stage name, Kendra & the Bunnies. It is available for listening on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Youtube, wherever you like to listen to music. 

 

Please list all your social media links so our readers can follow you out there. 

 

Kendra’s website: https://kendraelisabethmuecke.com 

Link to purchase books & albums: https://thepoliticsofkendra.com/purchasethepoliticsof/

Poetry Blog: https://thepoliticsofkendra.com 

Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kenbunny/ 

Kendra & the Bunnies Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kendraandthebunnies/ 

Kendra & the Bunnies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kendraandthebunnies 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Sup4xcv2oCm7Z2rPl8puJ?si=ihcwE2WiQVelnKxVOuWLDQ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thepoliticsofkendra 

Bandcamp: https://kenbunny.bandcamp.com

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kenbunny 

 

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