Songwriter, fiddler in the bluegrass supergroup Barnstar, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jake Armerding exudes inspiration, wisdom, and maturity! A must-hear for musicians, performers ...and everybody else, too! We discuss industry conferences like Folk Alliance and SXSW, confidence, humility, the need for mentors, and the power of mystique. Take notes!
Songwriters, musicians, and performers George Baum and Michael Bridges of the duo Lost And Found join us at the eve of their band's retirement. We discuss their unconventional 29-year career, their prioritizing of the Three Ms (message, money, and music), various lessons learned from KISS, and their stated goal as a band: "that strangers would become friends."
Poet (and Jonathan's cousin!) Beth Roberts is our first family-member podcast guest! We discuss hyperbole, poetic license, the raising of personal artistic standards, and Jonathan's struggle to balance artistic passion with the paranoia over inward wankery. Plus, Beth reads to us two poems: the new "Sober," and "Learning to Spell" from her 2001 book BRIEF MORAL HISTORY IN BLUE.
Panel discussion recorded before a live audience! Guests include Joel & Aimée Pakan of TANGLED BLUE, Holly Hansen of ZOO ANIMAL, New Testament scholar Dr. Audrey West, and potter/musician/professor Keith J. Williams. Topics include improvisation, hiddenness, going on hiatus, the influence of tools and technology, self-care, and the value of high stakes art. Lots of wisdom from cool people, recorded during the inaugural Faith Creative retreat in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
Lawyer, scientist, and unapologetic nerd David Casimir adds "armchair futurist" to his list of descriptors! Dave's return appearance at the Rundmans' kitchen table features discussions about the singularity, medical advances, the Silicon Valley dot com boom of the '90s, and many other creativity-related topics, all with a frosting of optimism. Are these conversations themselves a luxury? I am the chemicals in my body! Good grief!
Producer, musician, and songwriter Matt Patrick of The Library Recording Studio gives us some perspective from the other side of the studio glass. Very practical advice abounds for musicians and recording artists, as well as for anyone in the creative arts. Cool fact: Matt is the producer for Jonathan's 2015 album LOOK UP!
Scientist, lawyer, musician and unapologetic nerd David Casimir joins the Rundmans for a fascinating conversation. Discussed: the effects of deliberate personal energy management, growing up with an artistic parent, and the mysterious altruism that motivates us to protect intellectual property.
Songwriter, musician, and community song leader Richard Bruxvoort Colligan talks to the Rundmans about how the artist's life is a life of trust. Also discussed: smashed guitars, raising children as a full-time musician, and how community singing is performance art.