This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.
Today I interview Mark Elliott… singer, songwriter, performer, musician, audio engineer, studio producer, novelist, poet, outdoorsman, and airplane pilot. I'm sure there's more:) Listen for inspiration to go forward, from someone who has a big to-do list and knows how to use it!
Please rate and review... it's the best way to support this podcast!
If you want the best vocal training proven to maximize vocal ability and conquer strain, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.
Some quotes from the interview:
Discipline is connected to inspirationProtecting forward momentum energizes the next thingThe legs of your forward momentum are upon content
Some of our discussion trails:
- Integrating multiple creative and technical sides of oneself.
- How you can start out in classical voice and end up in bluegrass - loving them both!
- The value of both nature and nurture, parents and environment, to Mark's journey.
- Brick walls and turning points
- The difference between writing songs and writing novels.
- Mark recites his latest poem ‘Where Did You Go’
- Thinking outside the box for the promotional video series to launch his single 'Craziest Thing'. We play a snippet!
- Mark's experience with a vocal polyp.
- Guitar strings and microphones... including how he cleans his mics.
- Mark's future gazing; encouragement for others to move forward, too.
About Mark Elliot:
To quote Devon O'Day;
As a singer-songwriter, Mark Elliott is a ‘lifer.’ He lives and breathes the poetry of existence.
He tours live with his band, Runaway Home, and has a new solo EP due out summer 2020, with the first single called "Craziest Thing". Mark writes books, blogs, and essays. Kirkus Reviews said of Mark’s first full-length book, The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old Boy, “Cheerful, more thoughtful than most reminiscences, and quite enjoyable.” Mark is a regular contributor to Songbones Magazine.