"Travelin On" Song and Story with Richard Gilbert | EP 14

Have you ever heard a really good song and wondered how it came to be?

Wondered about the inspiration behind it, the people involved, and just wanted to know more of the story?

Music can be incredibly powerful. It can take you on a journey, make you feel something, and maybe even connect you to a place in your past.

Today’s guest knows exactly how to do just that. He is an amazing singer/songwriter and storyteller who will share with us his love for capturing stories with lyrics and melodies and the therapeutic value of music. You’ll also get a behind the scenes look at the inspiration and message behind one of his songs.

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Richard Gilbert

Born in Fort Worth, TX, Richard Gilbert has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 14 years old.

Inspired by James Taylor's lyrics and playing style and Al Green's voice, Richard worked for years to channel those eclectic influences into a unique style characterized by unconventional musicality but firmly rooted in folk traditions.  

Richard Gilbert’s songs are image-rich narratives built around insightful lyrics and perfectly placed melodies that reflect on a range of emotions, public and private, making statements you can relate to with messages that touch your heart and your soul.

I met Richard when I moved to Denton, TX for college and started playing the local open mic scene. I was so impressed with his songwriting and his professionalism as a musician.

Since then, I have learned much from Richard about creating music and running a music business.

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In today's episode, we talk about:

  • How to be prepared for opportunities

  • The magic of songwriting, lyrics, and melodies

  • The therapeutic value of music - for the performer and the listener!

  • Where song inspiration comes from

  • How to not get caught up in thinking you could have done better

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