Bonus Episode! Listener Spotlight on Staci Griesbach

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It’s time for our first working singer Listener Spotlight with Staci Griesbach! Staci’s story is familiar to many so many of us singers. Staci talks about that familiar fork in the road, having to choose between a full time singing career or the safety of a day job. Fifteen years later, Staci has finally given herself permission to follow her dream and record her first record, a lovely Brazilian jazz interpretation of selections from the Patsy Cline songbook.

Staci talks about her biggest hurdles, being laid off from her corporate gig, being okay with being where you are, the mind games we play with ourselves. Prepare to be inspired! I love this conversation. It’s never too late to pursue the life you want to live. 

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Special thanks to Staci for joining us this week!

Ep. 30 Catharine Wood (Planetwood Studios, Producer/Engineer, Singer-Songwriter)

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This week singer-songwriter, producer, and engineer Catharine Wood (Planet Wood Studios) discusses what she learned working just a few hours with Linda Perry, attending audio engineering school, the drinking culture in the advertising world, her transition into running her own studio, and having your “ladder up against the right wall.”

A unique episode with lots of lessons you don’t want to miss!

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SINGING LESSONS:

  1. There’s no shame in getting a day job when you need to. 
  2. If you’re aligned with doing the right thing you’re not going to run out of energy. 
  3. Make sure you’re taking care of mind, body, spirit. 

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Special thanks to Catharine for joining us this week!

Ep. 27 Monica Reed (Sting, James Brown, Deep Purple)

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St. Louis, Missouri born session singer Monica Reed has toured and recorded with the likes of Sting, James Brown, and Deep Purple just to name a few. Monica is candid about the excitement and loneliness of being a touring support singer, building her life after leaving the road, and her battle with cancer. We also get into her early days of singing on the sunset strip and watching acts like Jim Morrison and Elton John perform for the first time. This is a wisdom packed conversation you don’t want to miss!

MENTIONS:

SINGING LESSONS:

  1. Look at a day job as a means to an end. It doesn’t define you as an artist. 
  2. You can’t let life pull you down too far 
  3. You’ve got to accept help. You’ve got to ask for help. 
  4. The most important thing is that you have to believe in yourself and you can’t give up. 

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Special thanks to Monica for joining us this week!

Bonus Episode! – Jamie Chamberlin – Recovery from Vocal Trauma

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Opera singer Jamie Chamberlin returns to The Working Singer podcast to open up about her vocal trauma and recovery.

Opera singer Jamie Chamberlin returns to The Working Singer podcast to discuss vocal trauma caused by an abusive relationship, the things that helped her to recover, and her thoughts what artists needs to do to care for their minds and voices. 

A million thanks to Jamie for being so vulnerable with us and sharing her story. 

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Special thanks to Jamie for joining us this week!