From standard job to self-employed musician, the transition was bumpy

By Jennifer Day Thompson

Cream of Crop stage Thomasville GAI knew it would happen eventually. I knew there would come a day when I would no longer see my elderly neighbor across the street sitting outside or going for his afternoon walk. I didn’t know how long it would take, but I knew that the time would come when this familiar sight would change. Continue reading “From standard job to self-employed musician, the transition was bumpy”

The show must go on—unless you’re too sick

Every performer deals with it at some point. Things are bopping right along, going great, and then it hits. Someone gifts you with something you definitely don’t want—a virus. But you keep going because you have to. You may think to yourself it’s just a bug, and after a few days you’ll toss it off because you’re young and healthy. Then comes the point when you realize, yes, the show must go on, but sometimes, you just can’t.  Continue reading “The show must go on—unless you’re too sick”

Indie musicians: Can you afford the myth of the starving artist in an Ivory Tower?

Zach Wilkerson "In the Middle of the Night"
Zach Wilkerson performs his song, “In the Middle of the Night”. (Snip: zacwilkersonmusic.com)

Twitter, in my opinion, ranks as the cesspool of social media. Not much can surprise you once you’ve read enough tweets. I saw something yesterday, though, that topped the list for brain dead.  Continue reading “Indie musicians: Can you afford the myth of the starving artist in an Ivory Tower?”