Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Said Sara (David Benson) is from San Francisco.
Said Sara is a true extension of Benson’s spirit. Said Sara The singer-songwriters who shaped his formative years in the 1970s include Joan Baez, John Prine, John Prine’s daughter Joanie, John Stevens, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Lindsey Buckingham, and Joni Mitchell.
Benson, on the other hand, has been a metal and punk fan since the 1980s and continues to be one now. His music and his most recent album, “Sea,” were discussed in depth in an interview.
What is your real name?
What’s your official Showbiz name?
How did you get into music?
As a child of the 70s, I listened to what my parents listened to Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Diamond.
What field or genre are you into and how would you describe it?
I’m into a lot of genres, but I’d call Said Sara “post-folk.”
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
1983 – I was in a Death Metal band in middle school!
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
Family, food, music. They’re the keys to life.
What do you look out for in this line of business?
What am I weary of? People who don’t really listen. What I look out for are people who DO listen.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
The industry is too saturated. It’s a sad era for music, but because music is life, you have to find new ways to live.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
In every way, mainly negatively. The saturation is intense, but at least you can widely release music for pennies.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Listen to the classics! Stevens, Mitchell, Simon, Dylan.
What is your current project about?
It’s about getting years of pent-up emotion out.
What do you do aside from this profession?
I’m a high school Special Ed teacher.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Please never stop digging deep for music that means something to you!