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 [...]

2018-12-06T10:23:15-08:00December 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 [...]

2018-11-16T09:44:55-08:00November 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 [...]

Gritty, Sassy, Rock and Blues Goodness – Ginger Leigh

Austin area native Ginger Leigh is a life long entertainer and performer. She comes from five generations of music biz professionals. Her music is a blend of gritty, sassy rock and blues goodness. In our conversation for this episode 75, Ginger and I talk about touring, marketing, recording, performing, [...]

Tapping into the House Concert Scene–Robonzo

I've been fascinated with house concerts for years, but my interest went up recently following my interview with Ezra Vancil for The Unstarving Musician's Podcast. Then Ray Prim made an appearance on the podcast, and shared his experience with house concerts in the Austin area. And then self-proclaimed ambassador [...]

2018-08-03T08:58:29-07:00August 3rd, 2018|Audience Building, House Concerts, Tips|1 Comment

House Concert Host Amy Killingsworth

Amy S Killingsworth founded and co-produces Amy & Gary’s House Concerts of San Antonio Texas. I’m fascinated with house concerts as of late, and this conversation was an opportunity to get the host perspective. Amy and Gary hosted their first show in April of 2016. Their 25th house concert [...]