This episode we’re joined by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, Jon Randall.
Jon has been in the music industry his entire life and knows his stuff about what makes a good track, and how to live off your music these days. He has recently collaborated with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram on The Marfa Tapes and talks about how that project happened.
A great storyteller with great energy, we have a great connection talking about food, music, culture, and our love of Texas…
“All the big fish from small ponds turn up in Nashville.” – Jon Randall
06:28 – What Jon got up to over the lockdown and where he grew up in Dallas.
10:40 – Graduating college and the demolition of Texas Stadium.
13:50 – How Jon found his love for bluegrass music.
22:22 – The difficulties in running a restaurant and the power of food.
25:15 – The similarities between Mexican and Indian food.
33:09 – The goal artists have to get their music on the radio.
38:12 – How artists make money off their music these days, and what it feels like to have a big hit.
42:58 – The importance of not getting possessive of the music you write.
49:02 – The new record Jon’s released, and the artists he worked with on the record.
55:44 – What The Marfa Tapes are and where Jon got the idea to do this.
1:04:24 – How to connect with Jon online.
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