Atlanta musician gives up paychecks to pursue dream

A local Atlanta man says instead of following his head, he's following his heart, calling his efforts "Tin Man".

ATLANTA -- Atlanta musician Marshall Seese, Jr. is giving up steady paychecks to pursue a new career as a singer songwriter.

Known on stage as the "Tin Man," he's raising money for his first album with an Indiegogo campaign that raises the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Before going all in with music, Seese worked as an Atlanta attorney and then a tech entrepreneur. But he still wasn't happy.

"I grew up as this kid who had to make straight A's," Seese said. "I was always very obedient, taught that failure's not good. It's all about succeeding."

Seese said he fell in love with music as a kid but never considered a career in it, until recently.

About a year ago, the 35-year-old started a new career in music.

As for his stage name, it holds special meaning for Seese.

"I think I've lived a lot of my life with my brain," Seese said. "I want to focus on living my life with my heart."

The Tin Man has raised close to $5,000 so far with a goal of $19,000 in the next month.



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