Healy is making a name for himself in and outside of Memphis. If you haven’t heard of him already, you will.
With a headlining summer tour, new music coming soon and a recent festival appearance, Healy has had a busy year thus far. As a result, Choose901 decided to get to know this local artist a little more.
Read on to learn more about this budding artist and his plans for 2018.
Choose901: Tell me a little bit about yourself and growing up in Memphis.
Ethan Healy: I’ve lived in Midtown for pretty much my whole life. I was raised Catholic and bounced around from public to private school.I eventually ended up staying here for undergrad, and I got my doctorate in physical therapy at UT downtown this May. I love the beach and my dog, Jack. I drink too much coffee, and I like taking pictures.
C901: How did you get started in the music scene?
C901: What served as your initial source of inspiration?
EH: I grew up listening to literally everything thanks to my parents. We’d eat dinner, and listen to Miles Davis, Lucinda Williams, Buena Vista Social Club and Earth, Wind & Fire. My dad would drive us to Gibson’s every Saturday, and we would listen to bluegrass on full blast. Scott Storch practically soundtracked my middle school years cause I got into stuff like 50 Cent and Terror Squad after playing Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition.
C901: How would you describe your music to someone that’s never heard it?
C901: Where are you located now?
EH: I’m back home in Midtown for the foreseeable future. I spent like 8 months away during rotations for school, so I’m ready to see what the Memphis energy has to offer toward new music.
C901: Would you say Memphis plays a role in the music that you put out?
C901: What were your goals when you first started creating music? Have you already reached or surpassed any of those goals?
C901: Going off of that, do you have any goals specifically for 2018?
EH: We’re about to start our first headlining tour in July. So, I think I want to really give that everything I’ve got then just relinquish myself to this next project.
C901: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
EH: Totally still want to do pediatric physical therapy at some point in my life. I love kids cause they laugh at all my jokes. I think it could also be cool to be a traveling PT on tour with artists.