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The path to success is rarely a straight line. And the path to success as a creative professional? That line tends to be especially squiggly. In the new series, Journey of an Artist, singer-songwriter and poet, Emmeline, talks to creatives from all walks of life about their passions, their paths, and the persistence they’ve employed to reach a point of professional and personal fulfillment. Emmeline sits down with voice actors, poets, dancers, musicians, graphic designers, stylists, and more to discuss the decisions they’ve made, the challenges they’ve faced, the obstacles they’ve overcome, and where they’d like their vision to take them next. She also reinforces the belief that—with love, grit, perseverance, and an abundance of joy—anything is possible.You can live the life you want, the life that brings you the most joy, and Emmeline's guests are living proof. Episodes air every Sunday night at 5 PM CST on Deep Ellum Radio. Then, each episode is available as a podcast the very next day! For behind-the-scenes information and insights, follow Emmeline on Instagram at @EmmelineMusic.

Journey of an Artist Emmeline

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The path to success is rarely a straight line. And the path to success as a creative professional? That line tends to be especially squiggly. In the new series, Journey of an Artist, singer-songwriter and poet, Emmeline, talks to creatives from all walks of life about their passions, their paths, and the persistence they’ve employed to reach a point of professional and personal fulfillment. Emmeline sits down with voice actors, poets, dancers, musicians, graphic designers, stylists, and more to discuss the decisions they’ve made, the challenges they’ve faced, the obstacles they’ve overcome, and where they’d like their vision to take them next. She also reinforces the belief that—with love, grit, perseverance, and an abundance of joy—anything is possible.You can live the life you want, the life that brings you the most joy, and Emmeline's guests are living proof. Episodes air every Sunday night at 5 PM CST on Deep Ellum Radio. Then, each episode is available as a podcast the very next day! For behind-the-scenes information and insights, follow Emmeline on Instagram at @EmmelineMusic.

    Using Your Voice to Honor Your Heroes with Lisa Nobumoto

    Using Your Voice to Honor Your Heroes with Lisa Nobumoto

    "I'm just so grateful."

    That's what legendary jazz vocalist Lisa Nobumoto says over and over to Emmeline in this episode as she talks about her life as a touring vocalist, her time with masters like Teddy Edwards, and the creation of her nonprofit organization, The Jazz Masters Series.

    In this episode, Lisa discusses her brand new album, A Tribute to Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson. She also talks about how she began making music, what mentorship looks like, and why the parents of musicians should be supportive first and judgmental second--if at all! She also shares with Emmeline her lifelong mission to uplift, honor, and celebrate jazz music of all kinds--from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to Memphis--through the Jazz Masters Series and the Jazz Masters Orchestra.

    To learn more about Lisa, visit her official website. To learn more about the Jazz Masters Series, visit the official website or stream the incredible new album now.



    For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of an Artist, visit the Journey of Series official webpage, or follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Creating a Concept Album with John Flinchbaugh

    Creating a Concept Album with John Flinchbaugh

    Songwriters are storytellers. We're emotional photographers who capture the essence of a feeling in a multi-dimensional combination of words and music. We take a clever turn of phrase and pair it with an irresistible melody to create a memory--but what happens when one snapshot isn't enough?

    Enter the concept album.

    In this episode, Emmeline sits down with independent musician and producer John Flinchbaugh to talk about the magic of making not just a single, but an album. John shares the inspiration behind his brand new album, Infinite Circle (Forever), and deconstructs the process by which each song was created--and how the songs inform each other. He also talks about how the process of creation was also a process of self-discovery--and how he surprised himself with both the subject matter and the instrumental ideas that surfaced.

    Emmeline and John also talk about the importance of slowing down, appreciating the people around us, and being witnesses for ourselves. They even end with an exclusive live performance of John's song, "September (Calm Before the Storm)."

    To learn more about John Flinchbaugh, or to follow his musical journey, visit his Bandcamp profile or follow him on Instagram.
    For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of an Artist, visit the Journey of Series official webpage, or follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Creating Exciting Events and Spaces that Celebrate Art with Simon Pruitt

    Creating Exciting Events and Spaces that Celebrate Art with Simon Pruitt

    Being productive as a creative isn't about being perfect or being perfectly in control; it's about taking action.

    In this first episode of 2024, Emmeline sits down with Simon Pruitt--a 20-year-old writer, venue manager, and live music event curator--to talk about the value of starting before you're ready. The Founder of OTO Experience, Simon booked his first music festival at age 17 by acting on his crazy idea to create a one-time-only concert of Lake Highland High School students and alumni.  That one endeavor led helped him build the creative life he leads now, from writing for a city-wide magazine to running Dallas's hottest new venue, The B Side. Simon shares how passion and enthusiasm have driven him to put together "insane" multi-sensory events that connect people to musicians through one-of-a-kind experiences.

    Simon and Emmeline talk about the importance of live music, the essential but terrifying nature of letting go of control, and how we each benefit from knowing our strengths and delegating our weaknesses. They also talk about some of the artists that have graced both the podcast AND the OTO stage--including Sam Cormier, Billy Law, Zeke Forever, and more.

    To learn more about OTO, visit the official website or follow OTO and Simon, Zoe, and Grayson on Instagram. You can also follow The B Side on Instagram, or send a booking inquiry to thebsidedallas@gmail.com. 
    For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of an Artist, visit the Journey of Series official webpage, or follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic.

    • 56 min
    Finding Your Unique Voice as an Artist with Carly Carroll

    Finding Your Unique Voice as an Artist with Carly Carroll

    When do you take the leap out of your comfort zone to invest in yourself?

    When do you give yourself permission to sound like you, and not like the people you've admired?

    What is the process by which your differences become your strengths?

    In this episode, Emmeline tackles these questions and more with singer-songwriter and voice coach Carly Carroll.  She comes from a very musical family and has a degree in musical theater, but Carly still considers herself a student of music and is learning all the time. She shares with Emmeline about her decision to take a vocal pedagogy certification, her decision to take the leap and open her own vocal studio, and about the decision to make her debut record as a folk singer slowly and thoughtfully. Emmeline and Carly also talk about the importance of pets in musicians' lives and about the power of empowering female friendships!

    To learn more about Carly, to take a voice lesson from her, or to follow her musical journey, visit her official website. You can also find her on Instagram as a singer-songwriter and  voice coach. 
    For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of an Artist, visit the Journey of Series official webpage, or follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Creating Whatever Your Heart Desires with Matthew Broyles of The Matthew Show

    Creating Whatever Your Heart Desires with Matthew Broyles of The Matthew Show

    "There's only going to be a certain portion in any given room of people who are broadcasting on the frequency I'm broadcasting on." - Matthew Broyles

    How important is a niche in the creative arts? What should you do if you're inspired to create something outside your comfort zone or your normal area of operations?

    Matthew Broyles says, "Go for it!"

    In this episode, Emmeline sits down with multi-passionate entrepreneur and versatile creative Matthew Broyles of The Matthew Show to talk about his journey as a musician and a writer. Matthew shares the circuitous ways in which he's navigated his creative path--from writing and producing music in bands and as a solo artist to writing novels and producing his first radio play, Rewired. They discuss how creativity is often a combination of hard work and unpredictable circumstances, and Matthew highlights the rewards of leaning into one's deepest artistic desires.
     
    To learn more about Matthew, or to follow his artistic journey, visit his official website. 
    For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of an Artist, visit the Journey of Series official webpage, or follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Persistence in Publication and Having Fun Creatively with Adam D. Jones

    Persistence in Publication and Having Fun Creatively with Adam D. Jones

    "Clarity is important."

    Do you feel like there is a story inside of you that desperately needs to be told? Have you always wanted to publish a book, but felt discouraged by the difficulties of the publishing industry?

    In this episode, Emmeline sits down with independent author and anthologist Adam D. Jones to talk about developing one's creative career as an adult, exploring the world of independent publishing, and why storytelling and writing are not always the same thing. Adam shares his passion for storytelling and talks about how he used that passion to become a better and more effective writer. He also discusses the beauty of the independent publishing industry and the plethora of intensely talented writers who are making it on their own.

    To learn more about Adam, or to follow his creative journey, visit his official website. You can also celebrate Adam's birthday by downloading his new anthology, The Lost Legends: Book of Monsters--which features a story from Journey of a Song alumna Christine Hand!
    For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of an Artist, visit the Journey of Series official webpage, or follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Emmeline and Journey Of An Artist is Awesome

This podcast is awesome. Emmeline is an incredible interviewer. The subjects are great. I love how every journey is different and how they got to where they are in their journey.

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