SecondLife Singer/Songwriter Showcase



Ok... you found Blueron Clyburn here on SL. Well, Blue didn't pop out of the blue.. Forty years of journeyman musicianship backs up this SL avi.

A journey that has taken him from Buffalo NY where he formed his first group around a folk, early jazz and blues tradition. Blue, then known as Ron, accompanied himself acoustic guitar.

A journey that took him to Boston, MA to study piano at New England Conservatory.

Blue spent a lot of years on the road honing his playing and singing in front of audiences all across the eastern United States from New England. to New Orleans. From the gulf coast of Florida to Dusseldorf, Germany audiences have been captivated by his very personal approach to each song he sings.

since the 1980s, Blue has lived in and around New York City, playing regularly at The Bitter End, and Kenny's Castaways as well as many others venues ranging from CBGB's to the Blue Note.

Now you can hear for yourself, live on Second Life, just what all the fuss is about. Put on your ears and smile.


1. Why are you a singer/songwriter?

I've always been compelled to write, whether it's lyrics, poetry, journals or posting opinions in online discussion groups. I like to get my thoughts out where I can see them. Combine that with the fact that I have been drawn to improvising melodies on the piano since I was a preschooler and being a songwriter isn't so much a choice as a destiny.

2.  What is your musical background? Do you have a musical family or did you just fall into songwriting all on your own?

My mother was fond of saying she couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. My dad loved to sing. His mother played the accordion and the piano and a typical Friday night in their house when he was growing up was a spent in a family sing along. I studied the piano as a kid... without great effect... and picked up the guitar in my teens. I went back tot the piano when I attended New England Conservatory in Boston MA.. And after practicing 8 hours a day for a couple of years, I began to get the hang of it!

3. What sorts of things have you done to improve your songwriting?

The best thing you can do to improve your writing is write. I learned that technique around 1  1/2 years old when I wanted to improve my walking. :) It pays to develop a point of view so you have something to write about and develop a vocabulary so you have something to write with....

4. Have you written any songs in the last 12 months? What are you working on now and where do you feel your music is headed?

I jot down lyrical ideas all the time. I usually find myself taking observations about my own life and then fabricating a story around them... The facts very quickly become fiction. I don't so much work on songs as live with them... An idea will come to me and I'll sing it to myself in the car to and from gigs.. eventually it works itself into a full song and I write it down and figure out the music behind it. Most of the time my music is heading to New Jersey....

5. And finally, what advice would you give anyone looking to follow a similar path to yours?

Love what you do. Most of your life will be spent doing what you do and it would be a shame not to adore it. Learn your craft, words and music. Collaborate with others.... Learn from the best... Read a lot. Never give up.


The BLUERON MP3 Samples

Part entertainment, part education, part sound effects with the sensational Blueron at Originals Cafe opening night.