The Contraptionists’ Paul Givant talks about an early slacker day job and touring in a converted airport shuttle bus (and the associated breakdown stories).
Graham Young of Michigan Rattlers talks about the “hammering jackass” style of guitar playing and an old day job delivering platters of corned beef and pastrami for a delicatessen.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Megan Palmer talks about tacos, working as a nurse, and breaking even.
Singer-songwriter Todd Snider talks about the lower middle of the folk circuit, a tour bus fire, and Hayes Carll.
Georg Altziebler of Son of the Velvet Rat talks about an Autobahn breakdown and converting the garage into a rehearsal space.
Justin Currie of Del Amitri talks about train ticket vouchers, working as a poisoner, and buffing guitar strings.
Acoustic duo Desert Hollow talk about touring in a Toyota Dolphin named “Dolly” and the balance of chemistry in a music group.
Singer-songwriter Paula Cole talks about local health food stores, making music with an experimental, fluid mindset, and the most important life decision.
Don Dixon talks about his four different income streams and why it’s better to not have known the pitfalls of a musician’s life when he started his career.
Singer Jamie Barrier of The Pine Hill Haints talks about playing “off of the books” and for the love of music.