The Truth Council – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

TTC: We’re a prog rock band out of Central Illinois.


PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

TTC: We’re all from Central Illinois.  We’ve been friends for 20+ years and decided to get together and write some interesting music.


PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

TTC: Some songs are dreams. Some are world events. Some songs are personal. 


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

TTC: World domination 🙂


PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

TTC: My proudest moment so far is watching someone in the crowd sing the words of one of my songs back to me.


PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

TTC: Using the internet for promotion is a necessity.  We’re also lucky to have a local radio station that plays local artists on Sunday nights.


PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

TTC: We do booking and promotion ourselves.  We just played a couple shows this month and have some lined up for the summer.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

TTC: It’s a love/hate relationship.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

TTC: I wish I had written A Box by King’s X because the lyrics speak to me. There’s a strong message in a relatively simple song.


PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

TTC: I wish the industry would go back to giving chances to upcoming artists and do more of the heavy lifting in the beginning.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

TTC: We are working on a 2nd EP called Green Planet.


PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online? 

TTC: We can be found at:

Currently, we do not have merch online but our music is available on iTunes.

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