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, [...]

Circus Swing and the Transformation of Dean Johanesen

Circus swing is my favorite genre that's been used to label Dean Johanesen. The label comes from Dean's fascination with circus history and a family story that ties it all together. In discussing my fondness of this genre with Dean, he confessed that he's not sure (yet) that he [...]

2018-07-26T16:37:18-07:00July 27th, 2018|Festivals, Gigs, Marketing, Podcast, Songwriting, Tips, Touring|4 Comments

Synesthesia and the Evolution of SHAPESCENES–Chase Anderson

SHAPESCENES is a reference to synesthesia. My guest in this episode is Chase Anderson, lead singer and guitarist for the Austin band SHAPESCENES. Chase says when he was a kid listening to music, he could close his eyes and see notes, tones and chords as specific complex shape and color [...]

2018-07-09T09:36:37-07:00June 22nd, 2018|Gigs, Guitar, Marketing, Podcast, Recording, Tips, Touring|0 Comments

Touring, Podcasting and Rocking with Fair City Fire–Brian Wolff

Brian Wolff is lead singer and guitarist for Austin based rock band Fair City Fire. Our conversation covers Brian's start in the music scene of Binghamton NY to his immersion in the Austin music scene. He shares lessons learned from touring,  podcasting, college, business and marketing. His band’s latest [...]

2018-06-29T09:01:17-07:00June 15th, 2018|Audience Building, Gigs, Marketing, Podcast, Tips, Touring|6 Comments

Why musician Ray Prim has a day job, and loves it!

Ray Prim is a talented Austin based musician with a day job. He's widely seen as a performer with an onstage sense of humor, something he says he doesn't understand. I think I get his reputation. During the first 10 to 15 minutes of our conversation, he proclaimed his [...]

2018-07-31T09:15:39-07:00May 25th, 2018|Gigs, House Concerts, Songwriting, Tips, Touring|11 Comments

Songwriting and the Truth About Saying Yes–Hannah Holbrook

Hannah Holbrook is a solo artist and member of the sibling quartet SHEL. She and her sisters are considered virtuosos, and their collective tastes create an exciting and eclectic sound that the band calls alternative pop.  This episode is a conversation about SHEL, their relationship with a noteworthy Nashville label, [...]

2018-05-17T09:49:38-07:00May 18th, 2018|Keyboards, Piano, Podcast, Songwriting, Tips, Touring, Videos|0 Comments