16 episodes

Host Abraham Levitan talks with music people about money, motivation, and the rest of life. Nerds On Tour fills a void of mentorship and “from-the-trenches” advice that Abraham noticed as a younger touring musician. It offers a place to get honest, funny, and occasionally wonky tips from great artists about health, money management, and creative workflow and habits.

Nerds On Tour Abraham Levitan

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    • 5.0, 34 Ratings

Host Abraham Levitan talks with music people about money, motivation, and the rest of life. Nerds On Tour fills a void of mentorship and “from-the-trenches” advice that Abraham noticed as a younger touring musician. It offers a place to get honest, funny, and occasionally wonky tips from great artists about health, money management, and creative workflow and habits.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Jonnie B. ,

Inside the music business with intelligence and humor

Abraham Levitan has unlimited potential with this podcast - I really feel like he's just scratching the surface of where this could go. He's already been able to interview an amazing variety of Chicago area and national music figures who are all unique and present their own stories on what it takes to succeed in the music business. He's not afraid to ask hard questions about money, motivation, and the malaise that make up the day-to-day operations of anyone in the music business. All of this is delivered with refreshing honesty and an aw-shucks sense of humor that really seems to bring out the best in his guests. Honestly, I'd pay good money to listen to him talk to John Roderick again- it was absolutely hilarious. His measured and intellectual approach toward his guests is a great complement to the breadth of his own personal knowledge, having lived as a touring musician himself.

This is an amazing podcast for anyone who has an interest in becoming a working musician, or someone like me who just enjoys music and is fascinated by how hard musicians need to work to succeed, and how lucky they sometimes have to be to truly take their careers to the next level.

Musikwissenschaftler ,

Interesting and unique

Those who want to learn where the music industry has been and where it’s going will have much to gain from this podcast. Thanks for creating something that’s smart and funny.

Darth Bagina ,

Life through Music’s Guts

I like this podcast so far because I like learning about the mechanics of things. And given all the mythology surrounding music’s icons, and the musical archetypes I carry in my head, the mechanics in this case often surprise me. So that’s fun. Abraham seems to be able to deftly draw details from his guests, and they sound excited to talk to him, which is something you want to happen in an interview-based podcast. There are only four episodes out and I’ve already had a binge-listen session with three of them this weekend.

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