There are many aspiring musicians locally, many of which people don’t know about. There are four local artists, in particular, who are working to get their music out to the San Joaquin County area and beyond.
“I knew I was influenced by [music] like more than your average listener was,” said Kyle Filter.
Filter began getting into music when he was in high school.
Kyle goes by the name of “Wunder.”
Wunder is a rapper who started off with hip hop and is now transitioning to singing.
Kyle has a deep passion for music and wants it spread his music so that everyone can hear it. “The moment I decided to pursue music was when I started noticing how it influenced so many people around me,” said Filter.
Filter has made several albums which have been released on sound cloud he also is planning to work on more music.
“Back in August 28th of this year 2016…I released which I want to call my debut project ‘Take Me Further’ which is a ten song album,” said Filter. You can find “Take Me Further” on Soundcloud.
Holly Raasch is from Patterson, but has also lived in Tracy as well.
Raasch knew she wanted to pursue music at a young age, “I’ve always been obsessed with music.”
Raasch learned the guitar and sings with the guitar, She also plays ukulele. She likes to sing indie/alternative music.
“It was a way to get out how I was feeling,”said Holly Raasch.
Holly mostly does covers right now.
“I play in small coffee shops. I play in bars locally.”
She’s currently working on her new EP which she hopes to release soon.
Kyle and Raasch actually created a song together which was noticed by the Aritist Intelligene agency, who edited the song.
She spreads the music through social media as well, and she posts her songs on YouTube which has received a lot of views.
“I’ve been singing as long as I remember,” said Denise Avila. Avila lives in Tracy.
“I started playing guitar when I was 11.”
After learning the guitar and practicing more and more, she now sings for her church; she has been singing here for years.
Avila has performed at several church events and talent shows.
Though most of her experience is with church music, she wishes to be in a band one day and gravitates towards the indie alt genre.
Denise is currently still working on writing music, she wants to write music as well as perform, and hopes to do that in the near future.
Collin Jacka has been playing guitar since he was in fifth grade and piano since kindergarten.
He makes indie/alternative music.
He has performed at Church events a winery and a concert in Hollywood at The Musicians Institute where he studied for three months in between going to San Joaquin Delta College.
Jacka plans to pursue music, currently he is working on an album he intends to have out by Sept. 1, 2017.