Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Listening Room Event (Ep 124)

This is a special announcement episode for Unstarving Musician gal pal Lindsay White and Lady Brain Presents. The conversation features Karyn Ann, who will be one of the performing artists for an upcoming Lady Brain Presents listening room event.  (See press release below.) Karyn shares stories about networking on [...]

2019-10-04T07:12:45-07:00October 3rd, 2019|Performing, Podcast, Touring|0 Comments

Igniting Creativity and Restarting a Music Career–Glasys (Ep 120)

In this episode I speak with instrumentalist, vocalist, producer and songwriter Glasys on igniting creativity and restarting a music career.  We begin by discussing his immigration from Israel to Portland, Oregon and the process of discovering a new local music scene.  He also provides insight into the pivotal moments [...]

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. [...]

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

Quintessential DIY Musician Justin Trawick

Justin Trawick is the quintessential DIY musician, but he’s just about maxed out his abilities as a one-man army. Among his many projects are his band The Common Good, a podcast, and touring with a songwriter series. These and his other projects obviously require marketing, selling, planning, logistics, coordination, [...]

2019-02-16T07:32:57-07:00February 15th, 2019|Audience Building, Marketing, Podcast, Tips, Touring|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 [...]