Music On Your Own Terms Episode 36 – Anna Wagenhauser/Chloe & The Steel Strings

Recently I connected with Anna on Instagram, but realized later that I had not only heard an interview with her, but actually referenced her opinion on social media in previous episodes of the podcast! During this chat, we dig into the history of the band she both manages, and performs in with her twin sister and the namesake of the group Chloe; what led them to follow music as a career; and her daytime job in creative marketing, where she learns about tools and strategies that then can be applied to the music business. We talk about the group’s dynamic including living in the same house, crowd funding to buy a touring van, and also the importance of philanthropy and community awareness. Anna has a lot of great tips on how to market your band, and as a younger musician and business woman, has some incredible insight into the current trends of gaining an audience both at the gig and on social media.

Anna on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/anna.wagenhauser.39

Anna on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/annawagenhauser/

Chloe & The Steel Strings on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Chloeandthesteelstrings/

Chloe & The Steel Strings on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chloeandthesteelstrings/

 Chloe & The Steel Strings on the web – https://chloeandthesteelstrings.com/

Music in this episode by Chloe & The Steel Strings

This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company. Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.

Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 35 – Chris Birkett & Shari Tallon/The Free Spirits

Joining me this episode is award winning producer, guitarist and fellow Brit, Chris Birkett whose album credits have collectively sold over 100 million copies, including Sinead O’Conner’s “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” featuring the massive Prince cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Chris is joined by Shari Tallon, a pianist, flutist, composer, and music educator, who together with Chris form The Free Spirits.

We have a fantastic conversation that covers both Chris and Shari’s individual histories, how they met and formed the band and the creation and meaning of their new album 11:11. We also discuss Chris’s thoughts on what it means to be a musician and the state of the corporate music industry today, as well as Shari’s incredible work with disadvantaged and disabled children that brings the joy of music into their lives, to help tackle some of their day to day challenges.

Most importantly though, we hear about the theremin incident during the recording of John Otway’s latest album on the island of Montserrat, and discover the composition of the mysterious “Green Yum”

The Free Spirits on Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/thefreespirits11.11

The Free Spirits on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/11.11thefreespirits/

The Free Spirits on the web – thefreespirits.ca

Music in this episode by The Free Spirits

This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company. Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.

Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 34 – Joe Leach/Riff City Guitar

Right before the holiday I talked to Joe Leach, owner of Riff City Guitar, a Minnesota based guitar store that was the first US retailer to bring the Chapman Guitars brand to America, and unfortunately has recently closed its doors. We discuss Joe’s background in both sales and music; his journey in entrepreneurship and the different businesses he’s been a part of and look at the the retail industry at large. We talk about how important it is to figure out your “why” and I’m extremely grateful to Joe for sharing with us his experience with depression, anxiety and addiction, and his insight into how he’s managed to overcome some things and live with others. Music is courtesy of the band Unturned, featuring Joe’s son Will on guitar!

Joe Leach on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/joe.leach.98

Riff City Guitar on the web – https://www.riffcityguitaroutlet.com

Overstock Bait on the web – https://www.overstockbait.com

Music in this episode by Unturned

This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company. Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.

Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430