Jace Everett Talks About Fame

January 20, 2011 by  

True Blood’s Fave Singer Talks About THAT Song

Jace EverettFor True Blood fans, the song ‘I Wanna Do Bad Things To You‘ is just as memorable as the vampires. Recently Mark Sanders from Flagpole.com was lucky enough to interview the man behind the song, Jace Everett.

The interviewer was quick to point out that to Trubie fans, Jace Everett is the equivalent of Mick Jagger, Elvis and the Pope all rolled into one. Jace just finds this notion of fame humorous:

“I generally take it in stride and recognize that the majority of people who love the song really love it because they love ‘True Blood. I can’t resent that. I might, on a bad day, but that’d be immature… I’ve never understood famous people complaining about fame.”

Everett, 38, is a former construction worker. He has seen enough of the music industry to be both thankful for what he has as well as being able to take everything with a grain of salt.  While being an excellent singer, Everett prefers to call himself a songwriter, even if he has well and truly done his dues as a singer. And if it wasn’t for Epic records merging, we would have heard about Jace a lot earlier on. Although, in hindsight, he is glad for his contract termination.

“If I had been successful as a mainstream country act, I would be very unhappy right now.”

He prefers the success that has come about with Alan Ball’s decision to use his song in the opening credits of True Blood. Although getting his big break was a blend of luck and knowing someone inside iTunes who decided to use Bad Things for Song of the Week.

“With Bad Things, that put me in a situation where I don’t have to deliver pizzas. I can actually spend the day in my home studio working on the next song. That’s the real freedom I have. And I don’t take it for granted.”

Everett is currently promoting his latest album, Red Revelations. Co-produced by blues-country icon Chuck Prophet, it is his own special fusion of rockabilly and old-time folk mixed evenly with his individual spooky crooning.

And if you are eager to see this fabulous singer in the flesh, then details of his latest gig are below:

When: Thursday, Jan. 20, 9:30 p.m

Where: The Melting Point

295 E. Doughtery St. 30601 Athens, GA, US

Price: $7 (adv.), $10 (door)

Source: Flagpole.com – Jace Everett I Wanna Do Bad Things To You

(Photo Credit: jaceeverett.com)

Edited by: Shanea O’Connor