How do you make a living doing what you love in the creative arts? Can music really make full-time money?
Brad Thompson has the answer.
In this episode, Emmeline sits down with professional musician Brad Thompson of Brad Thompson and the Undulating Band to talk about their reunion show on January 12th, 2023 at The Bartonville Store, how life impacts the process of songwriting, and how Brad has learned to shift from folk-inspired singer-songwriter to party band and back again. They also make some solid John Cage references, discuss their obsessive agonizing over set lists, and talk about the realities of life on tour.
At the end, Brad shares "A Moment," the moving song he wrote for his late father.
To learn more about Brad Thompson, or to follow his musical journey, visit his official website. For behind-the-scenes info and more about Journey of an Artist, visit Emmeline on social media or visit the Journey of Series official webpage.