Kaiser Solzie might be a ghost of punk rock. But he’s got a band and a chance to tell his story. Can he and the band make a difference in the world? Probably. Can they tell an interesting story? Yes, definitely.
If you want to know a little bit of the story, you can read the interview that Kaiser Solzie did with me recently.
Who named you Kaiser Solzie?
Me and my friend Timmy came up with after me busking in St Pete Fl he invited me to his house to record some song’s and after we were watching The Usual Suspects and kinda made the reference of me being kinda the ghost of punk rock popping up random spots around the country over the years busking the streets
Does anyone know the real you?
Yeah, a lot of folks know me as James Jackson back home.
What is the best way that people can help the homeless?
Giving an open and unjudgemental ear while kinda pointing them in the bright direction to resources for help where ever they may need. A lot of folks just wanna be acknowledged and made to feel like they are worth it to others – that many times can be a huge help and start to help them off the streets
Are you scared of anything after being homeless?
Not so much scared I do have some minor PTSD issues from sleeping outside or in not so savory areas at times
What was the catalyst for traveling across the country in 2010?
My gypsy heart and not waiting to stay in one place for too long aka my hometown of Rochester N.Y.
How many guitars have you ever had?
Oh gosh, I’d say roughly 15-20 since I was 16. I’m 35 now.
Did someone teach you how to play the guitar or were you self-taught?
Nah – I taught myself from learning tablature and watching old concert videos
What are you going to do after Warped Tour?
Record more music and work on some touring plans wanna put more songs out and circle the USA at least one more time before Xmas
What do you want people to know about Kaiser Solzie?
We care about everyone and hope to inspire all folks through our music and our stories and experiences.
Wonderful interview, Holley. Great to meet Kaiser. Hugs all around.
Thanks Teagan! xoxo