The Evergreen teen may be young but her guitar instructor Dave Zuber says her music transcends her age. “Some people find songwriting to be a wonderful form of expression and Bella has picked up on it very early.”
Zuber initially began teaching Bella piano at the age of six, but a songwriting chord was struck when her grandmother gave her a Butterfly guitar as a gift. “I wrote my first song ‘The World’ on that guitar at the age of eight,” said Bella. “After that, one of my past singing instructors helped me write more songs by writing some of my ideas down. From there, things kind of took off.”
As an emerging songwriter, Bella finds inspiration from all types of experiences. A crush she had in third grade prompted her first folk song. But now, she says her songs are more sophisticated, lean toward the country genre and offer listeners more depth and meaning. Inspiration has also come from home. Her mother Andrée Hudson (http://www.waxlander.com/
Inspiration for “Pink Pickup Truck” may have come from Bella’s deep wish to drive a truck, but she says it’s meaning is something much deeper. “It’s about being independent and standing up for who you are.”
Bella will sing her latest song and others she’s written on Wednesday, August 1st at the Evergreen Lake House, located at 29614 Upper Bear Creek Road. Her opening act for Dakota Blonde and the 2012 Summer Concert Series begins at 5:30pm. On stage with Bella, will be 15-year-old musician Sam Leslie, who also lives in Evergreen.
“While playing a set at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on the Elk’s Park Stage this past June, an Evergreen couple introduced themselves and said that I needed to meet the Leslie family,” explained Bella. “I’m looking forward to playing this concert with Sam because he’s an incredible musician and people are really going to enjoy listening to him.”
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