We are about abolishing the term "starving artistry." This podcast is about interviewing those that have paved the way with their successes in the arts and entertainment industry as well as discovering new emerging artists all over the world.
Episode 21 The Shootouts
The Shootouts are known for their energetic blend of honky-tonk, Americana, and traditional country. After releasing their acclaimed 2019 debut Quick Draw, the band charted Top 50 on Americana radio and in 2020, were nominated for an Ameripolitan Music Award for “Best Honky-Tonk Group.” They have shared the stage with luminaries Marty Stuart, Jim Lauderdale, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Radney Foster, Sheryl Crow, and many more.
Produced by Grammy-nominee and BR549 founder Chuck Mead, Bullseye ranges from catchy pedal steel-filled numbers (“Everything I Know”) to two-step worthy tunes (“Here Come The Blues”) to never before recorded fan live favorites (“Rattlesnake Whiskey” and “Saturday Night Town”).
Episode 20 JD Moore
Born and raised in Dallas,Texas, James Douglas Moore III, commonly known as "J.D.", has been working as a full time artist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since he completed a tattoo apprenticeship at Last Angels Tattoo in Dallas, Tx under Gerald Garcia in 2013.
He began showing paintings in 2014 and has exhibited his artwork every year since in multiple galleries and other public venues. In August of 2018 JD completed a month long residency at La Macina di San Cresci in Tuscany, Italy to study fresco painting under Emanuele Capozza.
He is currently developing new paintings for an upcoming solo show (TBA), tattooing, and pursuing more mural opportunities.
Episode 19 Robby Wells
In this episode, Larry talks to creative strategist Robby Wells.
While he never planned it, Robby Wells is Dallas-born creative (and strategist in some circles) who never quite expected to wear the many hats he wears in his day-to-day.
“Being classified as a creative is somewhat relative. I find myself if some situations where I am the most creative guy around. Later that day, I am in another meeting and I may as well be in a suit. I am cool with that. It has taken me many, many years to realize I am at my best when I am supporting the most creative, progressive ideas in the room - no matter whose ideas they are.”
After an early start on the business side of the internet, he found himself advising big boring brands on how to use the web for marketing. 10 years ago, and on behalf of one of those big boring brands, he found himself presenting ideas to Pharrell Williams. While nothing came of the relationship between Pharrell and the big brand, that meeting served as the beginning of an on-going collaboration between Robby and Pharrell that lasts til this day.
Among his many roles, Robby is a longtime employee of I am OTHER, Pharrell’s creative collective that works across music, film, television, fashion, health & wellness and events. After wearing a number of hats at I am OTHER, Robby has settled into a marketing strategy role across Pharrell-owned businesses and serves as Executive Producer of Pharrell’s groundbreaking culture- and community festival Something in the Water in Virginia Beach.
About 2 years ago, Robby launched Music.com and is working hard to re-ignite a rich culture of storytelling that celebrates the inspiration and motivation of musicians.
And last but not least, Robby is Business Director of WØRKS - a design and culture-obsessed creative consultancy whose clients include NIKE, Kanye West, Peloton, Beyonce, Fear of God, KITH, John Elliott and more.
Episode 18 Kate Siamro
On this episode of Artist Uprising, I sat down with Kate Siamro. Kate is the manager of one the best vinyl record stores in the country, Spinster Records.
Too often we follow a path that leads us away from who we really are but Kate encourages you listen to that inner voice and go for it. We talk about the journey with her love of music from shooting photos at music festivals to eventually becoming the face of Spinster Records through her active and popular presence on social media and so much more!
Episode 17 Magdiel Lopez
In an interview on the Artist Uprising podcast, visual artist Magdiel Lopez talks about the constant grind and hustle it took to establish himself in Dallas. In a wide-ranging chat with local musician Larry Gee, Lopez details his Cuban upbringing and talks about the importance of embracing imperfection and how to create a style that is distinctly yours.
Listen to the full interview and many more conversations with talented creators and creatives.
Episode 16 David Porcheddu
In an interview on the Artist Uprising podcast, Dallas photographer & co-founder of Artist Uprising Studios, David Porcheddu, and veteran musician Larry Gee take you inside Artist Uprising™ Studios - a brand new rentable photography & film studio in Richardson, Texas. The distinctive, multi-faceted space was created by artists for artists and for brands, and as Porcheddu explains, it has all the assets and trappings a creative needs to execute a top-tier project.
Listen to the full interview for an exclusive peak inside this one-of-a-kind studio. Book the space for project or for events at www.artistuprisingstudios.com.
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super talented guests! love hearing their stories
Let the artists talk
I’m not sure who was interviewing Dan Lam but I couldn’t even hear her talk without her being constantly interrupted by the guy. Just let the guest talk. The other episodes are a lot better as far as interruptions go.
A new look into starving artists who won’t be starving for long
A well done podcast. The questions are thoughtful and the answers, engaging!