Podcast2019-10-09T13:39:31-07:00

The Unstarving Musician podcast, hosted by Roberto R. Hernandez (aka Robonzo), features weekly interviews with independent music artists who share their experience and expertise on recording, touring, getting gigs, the creative process, marketing, and more. It’s the podcast intended to help indie music artists do more of what they love–make music.

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Roberto R Hernandez (aka Robonzo), Podcast host, blogger, author, musician, marketeer | The Unstarving Musician's Podcast, The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs

Podcast Host, Musician, Author – Robonzo

Episode Archive

Episode 125 – Effective Use of Digital Media for Musicians–Bruce Waryzyniak
Episode 124 – Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Listening Room Event
Episode 123 – The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco
Episode 122 – Branding Your Music with Greg Wilnau
Episode 121 – Rock Star Advocate Suz Paulinski on Musician Mindset
Episode 120 – Igniting Creativity and Restarting a Music Career–Glasys
Episode 119 – Giving Back to Austin’s Youth–Brian Wolff
Episode 118 – Aki Kumar Signs With Sony Music India 
Episode 117 –A New Single and a Horror Film–My Name is Chapel
Episode 116 – Music Career Growth, Podcasting and Activism–Simon Tam
Episode 115 – Kofy Brown on Being In-Demand and Creating a Joyful Music Career
Episode 114 – Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapters 5 & 6
Episode 113 – Bollywood Blues Man Aki Kumar on Gratitude, Humility, and Band Dynamics
Episode 112 – Arlene Paculan – Community and the Power of Connection
Episode 111 – Managing Stage Fright with Perspective, a Conversation with Chris Avetta
Episode 110 – Kid Andersen On TrueFire TV and His Forthcoming Album
Episode 109 – Community and Collaboration–Lindsay White
Episode 108 – Crystal & Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant
Episode 107 – Facing Rejection and Staying Creative–Songwriter Tom Meny
Episode 106 – The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapters 3-4
Episode 105 – The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapters 1 & 2
Episode 104 – Helping Music Artists Realize Their Dreams–Jason Davis
Episode 103 – Finding Mentors and Community in the Music Industry – Glass Hamlet
Episode 102 – Album Release Strategy–Daniel Stidham of Raid the Quarry
Episode 101 – From Collaborator to Solo Artist – Singer Songwriter Notelle
Episode 100 – Best of the Unstarving Musician Podcast
Episode 99 – Why DIY Recording is a Great Idea–Music Producer Mark Addison
Episode 98 – Profitable Musician Summit 2019–Bree Noble
Episode 97 – Secrets of Creativity–Chris Taylor
Episode 96 – Making the Arts Accessible to All–Benoit Glazer, Timucua Arts Foundation
Episode 95 – International Women’s Day Supernova – Tess Posner
Episode 94 – Overcoming Creative Block and Getting Out of Our Own Heads
Episode 93 – Kickstarter, PR, and Making Good Music – Jenna and Daniel Watters
Episode 92 – At the Intersection of Hard Work and Opportunity – Wendy Colonna
Episode 91 – Whimsy On Stage and In the Studio – Louisa Hall
Episode 90 – Quintessential DIY Musician Justin Trawick
Episode 89 – Inspiration, Kickstarter and Trust – Jana Pochop
Episode 88 – Blues Funk Guitarist Emmanuel Tomes
Episode 87 – Cutting Out the Music Business Middleman–Bradford & Kimberly Loomis
Episode 86 – Sound Design, Friction, and Songwriting–Cam Gillette
Episode 85 – Blues, Folk and Change–Tony Harrah
Episode 84 – Producer, Musician, and Songwriter – Jamie Hill
Episode 83 – Holiday Cheer 2018 – Robonzo
Episode 82 – Balancing Music, Visual Art and Fatherhood – Eric Bolander
Episode 81 – San Antonio Singer Songwriter – Laura Marie
Episode 80 – From Writing Her First Song to Going Pro – Sylvia Rose Novak
Episode 79 – Music Performance Coach Vicki Ambinder
Episode 78 – Happy Holidays from Robonzo
Episode 77 – Writing, Recording, and Finding Balance – Ian Salazar
Episode 76 – House Concert Tours & Community – Shannon Curtis
Episode 75 – Gritty, Sassy, Rock and Blues Goodness – Ginger Leigh
Episode 74 – Rolling with the Indie Musician Life – Lannie Flowers
Episode 73 – Happiness in a Home Studio – Lance Harvill
Episode 72 – Making Music with an Open Heart and Mind – Jon Christopher Davis
Episode 71 – Songwriting, Side Hustles and Gratitude – Lindsay White
Episode 70 – Setting the Intention to Make Music Full Time – Eli Lev
Episode 69 – Balancing Authenticity, Appearances, and Fun – Lee Coulter
Episode 68 – An Album of Passion and Persistence – Danny Wilkerson
Episode 67 – Beauty in Music and Art – Abe Partridge
Episode 66 – Indie Label to Indie Mindset – Lisa Sanders
Episode 65 – Creating Music to Discover Who He Is – Chris Taylor
Episode 64 – Crossing Paths with Jace Everett
Episode 63 – Invested in Music Marketing – Mike Osborn
Episode 62 – Tapping into the House Concert Scene–Robonzo
Episode 61 – Circus Swing and the Transformation of Dean Johanesen
Episode 60 – House Concert Host Amy Killingsworth
Episode 59 – Life and Songwriting on the Road–Crystal & Pete Damore
Episode 58 – The Austin Based Soul of Mingo Fishtrap–Roger Blevins Jr
Episode 57 – Rediscovering Me–Singer Songwriter Jennifer Vazquez
Episode 56 – Synesthesia and the Evolution of SHAPESCENES–Chase Anderson
Episode 55 – Touring, Podcasting and Rocking with Fair City Fire–Brian Wolff
Episode 54 – House Concert Ambassador Tom Meny
Episode 53 – Insights from Chris Raspante, Paul Kent, Bill Lonero and Robert Berry
Episode 52 – Why musician Ray Prim has a day job, and loves it!
Episode 51 – Songwriting and the Truth About Saying Yes–Hannah Holbrook
Episode 50 – Crushing it on Instagram–Drummer Mike Dawson
Episode 49 – Songwriting with a Deadline–Lynz Crichton
Episode 48 – A Profitable Musician Summit–Bree Noble
Episode 47 – Starting Over in Austin–Lara Price
Episode 46 – Crazy Cat Lady, Lover of Llamas, Queen of Periscope– Mira Goto
Episode 45 – SoFar Sounds Kansas City–Tony Di Silvestro
Episode 44 – Professional Super Fan & Musician Educator–Carlos Castillo
Episode 43 – From Piano Lessons to Rap Rock Fusion–Krosst Out
Episode 42 – A Hidden Album Collection Discovery–Ezra Vancil
Episode 41 – Reverb and Whiskey (or Iced Tea)–Singer Songwriter Joe George
Episode 40 – Rolling with Music Industry Changes Via Kickstarter–Tom Irwin
Episode 39 – You Have to Want to Sing Even if it Doesn’t Pay – Judy Rodman
Episode 38 – Where Financial Fear, Elusive Fame, and Abundance Collide – Liz Cirelli
Episode 37 – The Music Industry is About Money, Not Talent–Sommer Sharon
Episode 36 – Finding Happiness in the Blues and Howlin’ at Greaseland – Stephanie Tice
Episode 35 – Listen to Jeff Beck and That’s All the Education You Need – Greg Marra
Episode 34 – Tribute Bands, Jam Etiquette, & Backing Tracks–Mike Osborn
Episode 33 – Opinions About Being a Full Time Career Musician–Lisa Leuschner Andersen
Episode 32 – Find Someone Who Believes In Your Music & Get a Good Lawyer–Rex Brown
Episode 31 – Why Musicians Shouldn’t Have a Cell Phone on Stage – Rockin’ Johnny Burgin
Episode 30 – Mark Wenner on The Nighthawks, Performing, Recording, and Rock & Roll
Episode 29 – David De Silva of Archer Nation
on Music Theory, Fan Appreciation, Endorsements and Record Labels
Episode 28 – David Barrett
, Passionate Music Educator and Blues Harmonica Master
Episode 27 – Lannie Flowers
on Being a Career Musician, Songwriting, Studio Work, and Awards
Episode 26 – Terry LaPorta On Being Parent and Manager of Teen Pop Star & Radio Disney Artist Samantha LaPorta
Episode 25 – Mike Dawson’s Home Studio and Social Media Strategy
Episode 24 – Disney Radio Artist Samantha LaPorta on Performing, Songwriting, Recording and Giving Back
Episode 23 – Aki Kumar on Chicago Blues, Bollywood Blues, Harmonica, and Performing
Episode 22 – George Brandau on Connecting People, Organizing and Promoting Benefit Shows, and Chrome Deluxe
Episode 21 – Rock Photographer Neil Zlozower On Being & Shooting the Best
Episode 20 – Michelle Lockey on Music Licensing and Songwriting for TV & Film
Episode 19 – Robert Berry
on Greg Kihn, Jason Bonham, Session Work, the Business and Serving Others
Episode 18 – Alyssa Trahan
on Recording, Sponsorships, Merchandising, Marketing, and Getting to Nashville
Episode 17 – Bree Noble
on Women of Substance Radio, Going Pro and Making Money
Episode 16 – Bill Lonero
on The Defiant Machine, History, Music Licensing, Songwriting, and Sleeping 8 Hours
Episode 15 – Lee Oskar
Episode 14 – Lynz Crichton
Episode 13 – Dave Hamilton
Episode 12 – Mira Goto
Episode 11 – Robonzo Solo Episode
Episode 10 – John “Kiko” Carney
Episode 9 – Paul Kent Talks The Houserockers, Gig Gab, Relationships, and Music Collaboration
Episode 8 – Neil Schnell
Episode 7 – Jim Kisselburg
Episode 6 – John Wolff
Episode 5 – D Grant Smith
Episode 4 – Humble Beginnings and Mean Business in Austin–Lara Price
Episode 3 – Kid Andersen
Episode 2 – Chris Raspante on Serendipity, Networking, Reputation, and Nashville
Episode 1 – The Prolific Hustle of a Pro Drummer – Mike Dawson