7 Questions with Holly (Singer), Diana Potakh (drummer) and Andrew McNey (bass player) from Juniper Rising.
Where are you from?
Holly: Nags Head, NC
Westlake Village, CA
Name your top 5 favorite artists.
What inspires you?
Holly: The strongest pull for song writing is the longing to be in nature or on the road in the USA. I can’t get enough of watching performances by my favorite early country artists- learning from their voice inflections and stage mannerisms.
Tell us a secret about yourself.
Andrew: Has an outtie
Diana: Secrets are to be kept
Holly: I still get overly excited for Christmas morning and wake my sister up at the crack of dawn to open presents that I insist my parents still hide.
How did you get to where you are?
Andrew: Going with the flow.
Holly: I’ve been playing in bands for a long time so have come to know many wonderful people in the music community. I focus on the positive, appreciate help, and follow up with emails.
Diana: Love of music and perseverance.
What are your vices?
Holly: Coffee, binge eating, being alone and productive on Friday and Saturday nights.
Diana: Molten chocolate cake
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
Andrew: Taking self too seriously!
Diana: This belongs in the realm of secrets.
Holly: I freak out and/or pass out every time I get a shot (at the doctor’s, not the bar).