“When attending Church even as a toddler, Nic would stand in the aisle clapping and singing along. He always amazed me being right on pitch and perfectly on beat.” Mrs. Carmella Neufeld
Rivenmaster’s Place is always happy to find new young artists to introduce to our readers. I think one of the greatest joys of working this site is being able to follow some of these youngsters from the very beginning of their musical journey, and watching their progress along the way! While some take off like rockets other just slowly plug along gaining invaluable experience, honing their musical prowess as they go!
Eleven year old Nic Neufeld lives in the very small town of Dodsland , Saskatchewan. By small town, I mean a population of 200 people. But there is nothing small about the talent or the drive that Nic Neufeld demonstrates to succeed as a performing vocal artist.
Nic has been singing since he was able to talk, often performing for family and friends. When younger, Nic would walk around with his microphone and toy guitars. Even as a baby music was a comfort to Nic. If he was crying, his parents would turn on music and he would immediately stop. At 3 years old he would walk around the house singing his favorite Wiggles, or Backyardigans songs.
Nic covers Justin Bieber “Love Me”
When YTV began playing Justin Bieber videos, Nic became and instant fan. Nic’s parents enrolled him in piano lessons but soon found that he just wanted to play, not really enjoying the structure of lessons. While they encourage him to continue, Nic only wanted to play by ear. At 6 years old he stopped taking lessons, but continued to sing and just have fun on the piano.
“I hope to be a positive influence and role model to others through my music and my actions.”
It’s been a big year of growth for Carson Lueders and his music since first appearing here on Rivenmaster’s Place. Carson’s fan base has exploded and is reaching around the globe. His YouTube channel continues to gain new subscribers daily and his fan base is now made up from faithful Carson Lueders fans from 109 different countries! (There are 196 total countries so that’s over ½ the world watching Carson’s videos) It took about 3 years to get his 1st million YouTube views but only 3 months to get his 2nd million!!! Now he has gone over the 3 million mark averaging 10-20K views a day.
Because Carson is so young, having just turned 11, he seems to be standing out and separating himself from the pack of older teen boys that are competing in the saturated music market. He is constantly being compared to other boys in the industry and often being called the next Justin Bieber, little Cody Simpson, or baby Niall Horan. But many of his fans assure him he is not the next of anything but the FIRST & ONLY Carson! Everyday fans send him words of encouragement, compliments and even marriage proposals. Carson appreciates it all, including all the fan videos and picture collages.
Carson has been playing and performing since age five. He has been a guest on local radio since age six, and has been featured on the local news throughout the years. At just the age of nine he also won a national songwriting contest.
Although he started out playing mostly country music, Carson is now leaning more towards pop music. Some have even said that Carson could be a cross over artist like Taylor Swift.
His Mother exclaimed;
“It’s been a great honor for many artists to acknowledge and complement Carson on the covers songs he has done. Some artists including Keith Urban, Aaron Carter and Australian teen Cody Simpson have even helped to promote Carson’s music through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.”
I asked Carson if he would do an exclusive interview for this article and I’m pleased that he took the time to do so. The following is an excerpt from that interview: