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 [...]

2019-04-27T19:38:44-04:00April 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, [...]

2019-02-16T07:32:57-05:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-07-26T16:37:18-04:00July 27th, 2018|Festivals, Gigs, Marketing, Podcast, Songwriting, Tips, Touring|6 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 [...]

2018-07-09T09:36:37-04:00June 22nd, 2018|Gigs, Guitar, Marketing, Podcast, Recording, Tips, Touring|0 Comments