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                                                   Wallin takes a meticulous approach to music and career
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Singer/songwriter settling into persona
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                                                  By Adrian Gomez
                                                  Journal Staff Writer
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                                                  the case.                                                                         about performing is the ability to
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                                                                                                                                    reach an audience. He said when       ITALIAN                                                                                                                                                                JAPANESE / SUSHI
                                                  to get nervous before I performed,”        visit                                                                                                ITALIAN                                                     JAPANESE                                                                                                        NEW MEXICAN
                                                                                                                                    writing a song, it’s just about his
                                                  the singer/songwriter said. “Now                                                  experiences in life.
                                                  it’s just a case of being excited
                                                  before a performance.”
                                                                                          constantly stay ahead of the game
                                                                                          and keep moving.”
                                                                                                                                      “When I perform a song and it
                                                                                                                                    touches someone, it shows that
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                                                     “I wanted to be as prepared            “All of my influences write from        restrict himself in that way.
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                                                  said. “I’ve been very lucky that        “That’s what I do. You can tell a lot     where I gain inspiration,” he said.   ITALIAN                                          ITALIAN                                                                                                               MEXICAN
                                                  audiences enjoy the music I’m
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                                                                                          about me from my music.”                  “When I first started writing,
                                                     He also stays busy writing new
                                                  material for a future album.
                                                                                            Wallin recorded his CD “This
                                                                                          Year Has Changed Me” over
                                                                                          the course of two years and
                                                                                                                                    I used to sit down and write a
                                                                                                                                    complete song. Now, my process
                                                                                                                                    includes developing the song
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                                            Eric McFadden                            way we approach the songs.”
                                                                                       And Whiton, he said, will use the
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