Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a local musician, the process of learning to play an instrument, to booking your own gigs and everything in between? Join me, Deb LaMotta, as we get up close and personal with Delaware-based musician James West, who taught himself guitar and now performs a variety of music, from classic rock to country. Tag along for an enlightening conversation as we delve into his musical journey, influences, and the creative process. If you’re a fan of nineties music, you’ll enjoy our discussion about some of James’ favorite bands from the era.

In the second half, we shift gears to the business side of music. James reveals how he learned to book his own gigs, the art of building relationships with venue owners, and the unique challenges of promoting shows. Lastly, we reminisce about the iconic 90s band Soundgarden and discuss the profound legacy left by their frontman, Chris Cornell. 

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You’re in for a treat as James shares some sage advice from a musician friend who has helped him through his struggles. This episode is for music enthusiasts and those seeking inspiration and insights into perseverance and passion.

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