Singer-songwriter Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster talks about playing the Joe Muggs coffee shop for his first gig and the Jeep Wagoneer that was his favorite but worst tour vehicle.
Melanie Brulee talks about “running the gauntlet” at her rehearsal space, “Strongbow o’clock” and how her first gig became a residency.
LA-based singer-songwriter Rob Laufer talks about the melancholy of the first song that he ever composed, never breaking guitar strings and time spent writing music for advertising.
St. Louis rocker Beth Bombara recalls getting paid in donuts at her first gig and the time that the cops showed up at band rehearsal.
Jesse Dayton talks about why touring in an RV has been a game-changer, how he’s build his audience one fan at a time and why songwriters should tend bar.
Legendary blues artist Bobby Rush reflects on more than 30 years of tour vans and buses, the day jobs he took in the 1950’s to support the start of his career in music and the importance of understanding artist publishing rights.
Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill talks about touring in a 1971 VW Bus and performing the very first song that she wrote at her very first gig.
Andy Baxter talks about touring in “Cerebro”, the first song that the band wrote and sharing the stage with a giant papier-mâché elephant.
Singer-songwriter Rod Picott on getting stranded in Scranton, PA, the benefit of breaking his Starbucks habit and why artists need to work twice as hard and then again.
Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf of Goodnight Texas sing their tour van’s praises – literally – and discuss their new approach to releasing music.