PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR AN IMPRACTICAL BUSINESS. This series of podcasts features candid conversations with professionals from every aspect of the music business. They offer advice, anecdotes and hard won-wisdom that's sure to be enlightening for a beginner, and hopefully entertaining for music industry veterans as well as just regular old music fans. Conversations are based on the forth-coming "50 Pro Tips for Musicians: Practical Advice for an Impractical Business."
03/01/20 Episode #22 "Being a band leader is like trying to herd cats."
w/ Mary Witt. Mary is a singer and bassist and a long-time band leader of regional faves The O-Tones. We had a great talk about what it means to herd cats, what happens when you give drugs to spiders, and how to speak German. A fun time for sure.
01/21/20 Episode #21 Surprise Guest!
01/21/20 Episode #21 Surprise Guest! by Jim Henry
11/20/19 Episode #20 "Matt Guitar Murphy taught me humility."
w/ Guy DeVito. What do you say about a guy who's been everywhere and done everything? Guy brings vast experience to every musical situation which is why he always gets the call. Plus his gig bag has everything you might need for any emergency that might arise.
10/5/19 Episode #19 "Some things design themselves."
w/ Peter Lehndorff. Peter is a great songwriter but is also a graphic designer. We have a fun talk about what goes in to putting together a CD package and about some do's and don'ts in terms a of layout. Plus there's a little video that accompanies the podcast. Go to patreon.com/jimhenry to check it out.
08/14/19 Episode #18 "My job is to accentuate the artists strengths and shore up their weaknesses."
w/ Lorne Entress. Lorne is a drummer, producer, engineer, and singer who also plays a variety of different instruments. We talk about his approach to producing and recording. Plus, we do a real time comparison of different types of vocal microphones. I learned a lot. I bet you will too.
07/12/19 Episode #17 "Any show I play, I'm just happy to be in the room."
w/ Lisa Bastoni. Lisa is the well-deserved 2019 winner of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Songwriting contest. We have a great chat about the specifics of the contest, about her grandmother's guitar, and about performing. Plus we have some great laughs and even shed a few tears.
Always a fun and informative listen!
The latest episode, with Lorne Entress, was particularly helpful with something I’ve been trying to get my head around
Always Interesting interviews with musicians
And folks in the industry. A gem!
Interesting and informative.
I both enjoyed the first three episodes, but I also learned a lot about the music business, and the artists Jim spoke with. A great listen.