Distinguishing Your Band To Venues—David De Carion (Ep 157)

Dave De Carion is a longtime friend from the San Francisco Bay area. He became a student musician of one of my bandmates and was soon leading his own cover band Severe Pleasure. Recently Dave got stuck in Hawaii given travel restrictions from the pandemic and [...]

2020-05-22T10:17:16-07:00May 29th, 2020|Gigs, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Live Streamed Shows In Isolation —Dean Johanesen Part 2 (Ep 156)

Dean Johanesen first appeared on the podcast almost 100 episodes ago. Dean is a regular performer, so this pandemic has hit him quite hard. Adjusting to the new normal, he pivoted into live stream performances, and I even caught a recent one on StageIt. As his [...]

2020-05-27T04:26:53-07:00May 27th, 2020|Gigs, Guitar, Performing, Podcast, Songwriting|0 Comments

Release Strategy, Online Distribution and a Famous Duet—Kendal Conrad (Ep 154)

Kendal Conrad has an impressive singing and songwriting resume for someone so young. Based in Nashville, Kendal has actively pursued gigs including singing the national anthem for MLB, NBA, MMA, and NASCAR events. She’s had the opportunity to perform at the White House, opened for artists [...]

2020-05-20T07:04:11-07:00May 20th, 2020|Audience Building, Gigs, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Listening for That Phrase—Johnny Burgin Part 2 (Ep 138)

Maybe you know him from his years as Rockin’ Johnny Burgin. Maybe you know him by his new handle, The Worldwide West Side Guitar Man. Performing up to 250 shows a year in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the US, it’s possible you’ve heard him and don’t [...]

2020-02-27T09:29:20-08:00February 28th, 2020|Blues, Gigs, Marketing, Podcast|1 Comment

Building An Intentional Music Career—Joshua Van Ness (Ep 134)

Joshua Van Ness is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, drummer and native of New Jersey. To say that he has diverse interests and talents would be putting it mildly. Joshua is a regularly gigging artist racking in over 170 shows in 2019 alone. Joshua is intentional in how he carves his [...]

2019-12-17T08:17:26-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Gigs, Marketing, Podcast, Tips|0 Comments

The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco (Ep 123)

My guest for this episode is LA-based musician, Miles Franco. We talk about balancing multiple projects and how he established himself after relocating from San Jose to LA. Miles reminds me a little bit of myself. He gigs with a number of bands, he’s in demand. He’s balancing a [...]

2019-10-02T14:52:54-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Gigs, Licensing, Podcast, Tips|0 Comments