Dariann Leigh–New Songs, Pursuits In Pop, Creating A Sound, Songwriting, Journaling, Documenting Lyrics & Hooks, Theatre, Being A Solo Artist, Media Features, Release Strategy (Ep 249)

My guest for this episode is Dariann Leigh. She is described as red carpet glam and camo in a tree stand, big city beauty with small town humility. “As a kid,” Leigh says, “I remember closing my eyes, plugging my headphones in and listening to tracks [...]

2023-01-26T17:09:53-05:00January 27th, 2023|Creativity, Performing, Podcast|0 Comments

Charlie Berry – Spotify Streaming, Songwriting, The Creative Process, Booking Shows, Productivity, Routine, Studio Production, Advice For Singers, And Surviving Nashville (Ep 247)

"I won't be satisfied with just writing songs... for me the creative process ends when I share the song with someone. Watching someone hear the song is really the final pen stroke of writing it for me." —Singer Songwriter, Charlie Berry Nashville-based country artist [...]

2023-01-12T08:11:52-05:00January 13th, 2023|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Dean Johanesen – Album Artwork, Song Reference Files, Record Release Mode, Balancing Creative Time, Arc Of A Thematic Album, Writing Press Releases, Release Campaign Framework, Heightened Creativity, Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival (Ep 246)

“Dean Johanesen spiced up his repertoire of acoustic guitar-driven fare with a sonic palette that calls on Spanish rumba-style instrumentals, speakeasy-era Americana, and swinging hot club jazz dosed in circus tent hues." – Leilani Polk, Creative Loafing - Tampa My guest for this episode, [...]

2022-12-15T15:29:42-05:00December 16th, 2022|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|1 Comment

Marlee XX – Growing Up In D.C., Recent Releases (“Frequency” And “Only One”), Serving The Voices Of Women As A DJ, Becoming A Producer, Self Expression Through Style, Life As A Solo Artist, Learning The Music Business, Sync Licensing, And Stage Fright (Ep 245)

When she started out as a DJ, Marlee discovered the opportunity to support and serve the voices and music tastes of women. My guest for this episode is Marlee XX, the multi-hyphenate musical artist (vocalist - songwriter - DJ - producer) hailing from Washington, DC. She's [...]

2022-12-07T15:13:52-05:00December 9th, 2022|Creativity, Performing, Podcast|0 Comments

Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery – Ryan Dusick (Ep 238)

Ryan Dusick, Author of "Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery" My guest for this episode is Ryan Dusick. Ryan is the founding drummer of Maroon 5, an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, and author of Harder to [...]

2022-09-15T16:43:27-05:00September 16th, 2022|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Dynamics, Creative Recording And Getting Gigs – Mike Dawson Rewind (Ep 234)

Photo by Brady Hartman This episode features Mike Dawson on dynamics, creative recording, getting gigs and more. It’s the first ever rewind episode of the Unstarving Musician, based on episode one of the podcast. In rewind episodes I’m digging deep into past conversations to [...]

2022-07-17T09:28:20-05:00July 8th, 2022|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|1 Comment
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