A True Rock Band—Matt James (Ep 160)

Matt James is the lead singer of a band called Blacktop Mojo. The band lives together in the same house - advantageous in a pandemic. They’ve been able to write music in self-isolation, live stream and they have a brand new EP called Static. Blacktop Mojo [...]

2020-06-05T11:11:18-04:00June 10th, 2020|Performing, Podcast, Songwriting, Touring|0 Comments

Navigating Grief Through Music—Kate Schutt (Ep 159)

Singer-songwriter Kate Schutt’s latest album is about her five-year journey caring for her mother while she was dying of cancer. We share the loss of a parent to cancer and talked about the grief that is happening during these isolated times. Kate wrote a book about [...]

2020-06-02T10:43:19-04:00June 5th, 2020|Podcast, singing, Songwriting|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 [...]

2020-05-27T04:26:53-04:00May 27th, 2020|Gigs, Guitar, Performing, Podcast, Songwriting|0 Comments

Help Is Not On The Way—Juno (Ep 155)

Juno is an insanely talented guitarist and songwriter with her debut album called Help is Not on the Way. Having worked with some big names including Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony, Erykah Badu, India Arie and more, this new album hits a very personal note. [...]

2020-05-20T11:56:42-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Education, Guitar, Podcast, Songwriting|0 Comments

The Good That Can Come From Hard Times—Judy Rodman Part 3 (Ep 152)

Judy Rodman is joining us on the podcast for the third time. We wanted to talk about life for musicians during the pandemic. We talk about staying well, creating and learning, being useful to others and improving ourselves. Judy wants to prepare us for the fact [...]

2020-05-11T13:33:00-04:00May 13th, 2020|Income, Podcast, singing, Songwriting|0 Comments

Writing and Recording Music for the First Time in Years

Any time I talk about how long it's been since I last did something, I hesitate to state how long its' actually been. That's vanity at work. This is what will become an article about my journey to record and publish music. I'll start with what feels like the [...]

2020-05-06T14:58:02-04:00April 29th, 2020|Recording, Songwriting|0 Comments