We had the good fortune of connecting with Kendra Muecke and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kendra, what are you inspired by?
I am inspired by the new experiences, stories, and people I meet through my artistic career. Being a musician, actress, and influencer who travels from place to place & sight to sight, I find more and more that I am learning what it means to enjoy both the journey and the destination. I love simple realizations like that. For instance, the time I realized self-love is not just a cliché phrase, it’s important. It’s sets the tone and foundation for who we are and what we stand for. I learned that lesson through writing my own song titled “Self Love Proclamation”. The song was co-written with some great people in Nashville and is nominated for two indie Josie Music Awards 2021.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I began performing at a very young age. Beginning at Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Downtown, then choir at ROBS, theatre & film at EHS, then I moved to California to pursue the entertainment industry even more. My main focus for college at Pepperdine University was acting, but music was always there as the soundtrack of my life. When I graduated, I thought about writing my own story. I combined my love for the stage, the camera, poetry, singing, guitar, all of it… I combined it with songwriting, and that’s when I understood my purpose. To rock! It’s been a winding road, as they say; however, every turn is a thrill, and since this is exactly what I want to do on a deep level, I keep going. No matter what! A recent lesson I have learned is: bask in it. Bask in the feeling of accomplishment before returning to the grind.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
OMG. I would love nothing more than to grub and explore HTX like this. I would say standard protocol for me is Montrose Blvd. ala Cafe Brasil, Agora, The Leopard Lounge, followed by at tattoo touch up at 713 Tattoo. Love the Buffalo Bayou walking path, Pappasito’s, Escalantes, Grotto, the massive-ness of the Galleria. We’d go to 19th St. in the heights, the Museum District, an Astro’s game, hit a show at the Miller Outdoor theatre. My favorite part of Houston is the vibrant city life, social scene, and music history.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d love to dedicate this shoutout to my friends and family in Houston. Growing up in the H was an absolute charm, and I thank my lucky stars everyday!
Mathias Fau, Erwin Portilla, Justine Blazer.