What do you know about Jackie LaPonza, the impressive rock and roll singer for Unsaid Fate? Perhaps you’ve listened to some of their music and if you have, you’ve probably been quite impressed, to say the least. However, do you really know anything about her? If you’ve been itching to learn more, you have definitely come to the right place because all you have to do is keep reading to find out more information. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about this amazing individual who is destined to become a rock and roll icon in her own right.
1. She’s been singing since she was a little girl
She is the daughter of a famous drummer who played with both Blue Oyster Cult and Chuck Berry. As such, she grew up with music being the central part of her life. By the time she was 10 years old, she was actually playing paying gigs at the local level. She’s only advanced from there, proving that music can provide both a creative outlet and a certain amount of financial stability, provided one is willing to work hard enough to accomplish those goals.
2. She also sings in her husband’s band
Of course, she’s also married to Skinny Felton, the drummer for Mushroomhead. He’s been playing with this band for a couple of decades now. More often than not, she sings at least one song a night when his band is on tour. At times, she’ll do even more tunes, depending on what the band needs at that particular point in time.
3. She and her husband only dated for a month before getting married
Speaking of being married, it’s interesting to know that her husband proposed to her after only a month of dating. She said yes almost instantly and more than 15 years later, they are still a happily married couple who tend to do almost everything together. There is no doubt that they have found a way to combine demanding touring schedules with family life in order to make it all work. It may not be easy, but the two of them make it look like it is.
4. She grew up with plenty of siblings
Her ability to roll with the punches probably has something to do with the fact that she grew up with five brothers. Being the only girl in the family, she had to learn how to defend herself early on. It didn’t help that the family lived in a relatively small house. They always had company over, too. This meant that she quickly adapted to things changing on a daily basis, something that she has carried with her into adulthood.
5. She has a stepson
Before she and her husband met, he had a son. She effortlessly took the role of motherhood when the two of them met and she’s been enjoying that experience ever since. Technically, she is a stepmother to their son but as far as the family is concerned, she is very much his mother in every way possible.
6. She and her husband frequently travel together
Since everyone in the family is truly all about family life, they usually travel together. In fact, it’s very rare to see one member of the family traveling without the others. Now that their son is a teenager, he’s even been getting into it by traveling with Mushroomhead. By all accounts, he’s working to learn the ropes so that he too can follow in the footsteps of his parents one day.
7. She’s not just about rock and roll
What truly sets her apart is that she loves rock and roll, but it doesn’t encompass her entire life like it does for so many other musicians. In fact, she knows what it means to put family before career, as well as how important it is to keep a healthy balance in life with regard to mixing her career with other interests that she shares with those who are closest to her. As such, the family has a tendency to go on exciting outings when they’re not touring. Sometimes, they even go out for short outings if they can get a break in the touring schedule long enough to let them have a few hours together. For her, it’s all about creating special experiences that they will all remember for the rest of their lives.
8. She’s keen on staying humble
You might think that someone at her level would be quite full of themselves. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. She knows that it’s virtually impossible to create this level of success without plenty of help along the way, something that she has never forgotten. As such, she’s always quick to point out the fact that she hasn’t achieved any of it by herself, choosing instead to lift other people up alongside of her as opposed to making everything about her.
9. She wants to empower women
She has a strong desire to show other young women that it is possible to stay true to themselves and be empowered at the same time. She uses music to help people understand that they don’t have to conform in order to be accepted, nor do they have to be men in order to make it in the music industry.
10. She actually enjoys touring
For many musicians, touring is the least favorite part of everything they do. While most musicians genuinely love performing on stage, it’s not always so much fun to be in a different city every single night. That couldn’t be any further from the truth for LaPonza. She absolutely loves having the opportunity to go to new places and see something different with each new location they travel to. Now that you know a bit more about her, you’ll probably be looking for even more music that you can check out in order to see what it’s all about.