Get to know the accomplished individuals who will present at the TEDxGreenville conference on April 8th! In this series, writer Jennifer Oladipo asks some compelling questions.
The Hillary Keane Project plays an eclectic blend of blues, folk, and pop. Hillary’s melodic voice transfixes audiences through meaningful, mesmerizing lyrics.
What was the last idea, big or small, that you thought was an idea worth sharing?
A set list generator… a website where you can plug in your band’s repertoire and randomly generate a set list. That would be wonderful!
How does your art affect the way you see yourself?
My music helps me to embody my Highest Self. Performing, writing, and singing make me feel like I am HOME… and like everything is as it should be.
How would you describe the elements that make your music unique?
Music is my passion. It comes directly from my soul, my emotions, my experiences, and musical inspirations like Radiohead, The Cranberries, and Tori Amos.
What is your favorite TED talk and why?
Brene Brown’s talk on The Power of Vulnerability. I love the idea of leaning into the discomfort of experiences in which you are vulnerable in order to grow, expand your world and become more resilient. And the fact that great successes come from the courage to be vulnerable, and the ability to get back up and keep going after failures and falls.
Greenville is kind of my stomping grounds as far as performing goes. I have a lot of history there from music video shoots and photoshoots with my label and band, to gigs at Coffee Underground, Gottrock’s, and the Radio Room.
Where do you find inspiration?
Life, love, depression, experience, and music that makes me feel things like nostalgia, hope, devastation, joy, silliness, angst, sexiness, and awe.
What is the next frontier for the human race?
Hopefully cleaning up and saving the planet!
For more information about Kaleidoscope speakers and performers, visit our 2016 presenter page, where extended bios are available. The April 8th event at the Kroc Center in Greenville, SC, is sold out, but if you don’t have tickets, watch our Facebook page for details about the free live feed.