At the Intersection of Hard Work and Opportunity – Wendy Colonna (Ep92)

Photo by Jeff Fassano Wendy Colonna is a songwriter, performer, recording artist, yogi and mom. She’s also co-creator of Tips Concerts, one of the best known house concert series in Austin. This conversation garners insights from Wendy’s life coaching practice, her talks with music students of UTA, [...]

2019-04-04T14:46:20-04:00March 1st, 2019|House Concerts, Podcast, Tips|1 Comment

Cutting Out the Music Business Middleman–Bradford & Kimberly Loomis

Bradford and Kimberly Loomis are of the dynamic duo, married couple variety. Kimberly is highly involved in Bradford's career. Among her contributions are tech support, photography, co-writing, and community management. Our conversation opens with how Bradford was thrust back into music following economic change and a job loss. It [...]

2019-02-13T07:10:51-05:00January 25th, 2019|Audience Building, House Concerts, Podcast, Tips|1 Comment

Producer, Musician, and Songwriter – Jamie Hill

Jamie Hill is a producer, musician, and songwriter with a soft spot for vulnerable voices. To clarify, Jamie says he's specifically interested in female voices, gay voices, trans voices, and brown voices. He also prefers socially conscious artists and art over entertainment.He's co host of the podcast Misfit Stars, along side [...]

2019-01-04T09:32:01-05:00January 4th, 2019|Audience Building, House Concerts, Marketing, Podcast, Tips|0 Comments

From Writing Her First Song to Going Pro – Sylvia Rose Novak

Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sylvia Rose Novak grew up in Opalika Alabama, a place I’d never heard of before our conversation. I asked her what it was like growing up in the South, and she said it was a little weird. I gathered from some reading that she didn’t [...]

2018-12-06T10:23:15-05:00December 7th, 2018|House Concerts, Podcast, Songwriting, Tips|0 Comments

Writing, Recording, and Finding Balance – Ian Salazar

Ian Salazar recently turned 21. He’s been playing guitar since he could hold one, probably starting around age six. He plays for two Dallas Fort Worth bands and does a bit of solo work. He’s also a recording engineer and producer, working from both his own home studio and [...]

2018-11-16T09:44:55-05:00November 16th, 2018|House Concerts, Marketing, Podcast, Recording, Songwriting|1 Comment

House Concert Tours & Community – Shannon Curtis

Shannon Curtis has made house concerts the anchor of her music career since 2011. She tried the traditional route of touring cafes, college shows, and clubs. Her assessment of that traditional route is that it was really a slog. Growth was slow. In 2011 that all changed when a fan [...]

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