Juggling Twenty Plus Performances a Month—Frankie Raye (Ep 127)

Frankie Raye is a powerhouse performer juggling over twenty shows a month. She is a singer-songwriter based out of Tampa, Florida. In 2019 Frankie launched her first album Brave. She has been recognized in several Best of the Bay Award categories including: singer, songwriter, vocalist, pop act - original, local [...]

2019-10-17T15:19:58-07:00October 18th, 2019|Creativity, Performing, Podcast, Tips|0 Comments

Kofy Brown on Being In-Demand and Creating a Joyful Music Career (Ep 115)

Photo by Irene Young My guest for this episode is multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kofy Brown. We navigate the balancing act of her many projects, how she’s managed to stay in high demand, and what she’d say to younger players about creating an in demand and joyful music [...]

2019-10-08T14:21:20-07:00August 9th, 2019|Creativity, Drummers, Podcast|0 Comments

Bollywood Blues Man Aki Kumar on Gratitude, Humility, and Band Dynamics (Ep 113)

Bollywood blues artist Aki Kumar sees gratitude and humility as key to managing his music career and life.  He returns to the podcast to discuss in greater depth creative challenges, band dynamics, and channeling your passion for music.Episode HighlightsWe start by discussing his cameo in the Salonch promo video and [...]

Staying Creative and Nurturing a Music Community–Crystal & Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant (Ep 108)

Staying creative and nurturing a music community is part of life on the road for Crystal and Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant. This is their second appearance on the podcast, which was a great opportunity to talk about their recent Kickstarter campaign, their new album Honest, and more. [...]

Facing Rejection and Staying Creative–Songwriter Tom Meny (Ep 107)

Singer-songwriter Tom Meny knows a thing or two about dealing with rejection and staying creative. In this repeat engagement, Tom and I chat about what to do when faced with rejection, his new podcast, and more. Episode Highlights In Tom's previous appearance on the podcast, we talked at length [...]

Best of the Unstarving Musician Podcast (Ep 100)

I had no idea how rewarding it would be to speak with all of the talented music artists I've met and interviewed for the Unstarving Musician podcast. I wanted to do something a little different for the 100th episode. A best-of compilation seemed a fitting way to celebrate the [...]

2019-04-27T19:38:44-07:00April 27th, 2019|Creativity, Education, Podcast, Touring|0 Comments