This week I am joined by the incredible Bobby Hartry. I met Bobby when he was playing guitar with our friend Brenton Brown. In addition to being a ridiculously talented guitarist, Bobby is an Emmy winning songwriter and an accomplished music producer. Together with his wife Jen, they run Catbeach Music.
In this conversation Bobby and I talk about:
Cruising Alaska learning to dogsled from Cuba Gooding Jr Designing your creative space kids playing led Zeppelin Hunting down guitar gear Seeing U2 live How music triggers memories Gotta give it to the Edge Preschool instruments rock Recording like your painting The role of a producer Flaws are important Collaboration is critical The temptation to silo yourself Inspiration will show up if you do Hitting a wall and pushing through it The allusive problem song Not being too precious in the process Don’t chase old muses Writing music on assignment Using Parameters to spawn creativity How to handle notes on your art Holding opportunities loosely Writing music for television Landing Mailbox money Cataloguing your creations When the hard drive crashes Making it sound good in the room, not just in the computer Capturing the player in the production Why do we document experiences instead of having them When artists decide to work with someone else Serving the artist and the song Saying no to the right things Realizing when your working too much Vacation and anxiety attacks Surprise Emmy nominations … and how you never know where opportunities will come from.
Check out to Bobby’s work at BobbyHartry.com
also check out their label Catbeachmusic.com
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