Brian Wolff of Fair City Fire is giving back to Austin’s youth as Community Engagement Coordinator with a nonprofit called Kids In a New Groove. In this episode we talk about how this work and the mission keeps him connected to his music, the release of his band’s new single Simple Stupid and much more.
We start the episode by talking about Kids In a New Groove and go on to discuss:
- Shifting from mentoring to joining the Kids In a New Groove team
- The realities of foster care
- Balancing the mentor to mentee ratio
- What it takes to find the right mentor
- Changing up the songwriting process
- Promotional events and strategic partnerships
- The importance of caring for your mental health
- Avoid the jack of all trades mentality – create clear lanes for your team, especially a small team.
- Leverage your network.
- Quality above consistency.
Mentioned in this Episode
- Touring, Podcasting and Rocking with Fair City Fire – Brian Wolff (Ep 55)
- Starting Over in Austin- Lara Price (Ep 47)
- Lara Price on the San Jose Music Scene, Running Jam Bands, Tips for Jammers and I Mean Business (Ep 4)
- Why DIY Recording is a Great Idea – Music Producer Mark Addison (Ep 99)
- At The Intersection of Hard Work and Opportunity – Wendy Colonna (Ep 92)
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