Matthew Mayer continues to talk with the legendary, and one of the foremost instrumental composers of our time, George Winston, in this anticipated Part 2 interview on the Going Solo Podcast titled: “Thank You George.”
In this episode, Winston continues to share insights with Mayer about his approaches to creativity and life in general. From his influences from James Booker to Professor Longhair, as well as the importance of listening to your subconscious. As Winston travels to another performance on the road, towards Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mayer and Winston cover a wide variety of topics beyond music.
George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.
George Winston’s new album ‘Restless Wind’ is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.
In basketball there is Michael Jordan, in boxing there is Mohammed Ali, and in solo performing, there is George Winston.
New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author Kabir Sehgal has coffee with Matthew Mayer in Downtown Wall Street the morning before the 60th Annual Grammy Awards Show. Kabir shares unique insights on creative processes, connecting the dots on seemingly unrelated topics, and how this Grammy Winning Producer balances multiple projects at once.
Matej Mestrovic is one of Croatia’s most versatile, original, and talented artists alive today. In this 3rd and final episode of my 4-City tour in Croatia, I talk to Matej on a variety of topics including social media marketing, what success means as an independent musician, and how he manages his time. I also capture our final car ride together after performing our last show in Varazdin, Croatia, before traveling back to the United States. This is Matej Mestrovic!
In this episode of my 4-City tour in Croatia, I sit down and have lunch with Turkey Pianist Hakan Ali Toker in the city of Rijeka (off the coast of the Adriatic Sea) and talk about the history of music and what it takes in today’s music industry to succeed. I also interview the amazing piano technician Zlatko Pavlinic as we travel from Rijeka to Split down the breathtaking Adriatic Coast. We get an insight into the special friendship of Zlatko and Matej Mestrovic after 10 years of performances and traveling….as well as learn a little bit more about the magic of Matej Mestrovic!
In this episode of The Going Solo Podcast, I travel half way across the world to the beautiful country of Croatia to share my experiences of being the opening act for 3 World Class Musicians. Episode 1 captures interviews and insights from renowned musicians Matej Mestrovic and Hakan Ali Toker, while documenting my first international tour performance. A combination of real-time interviews with intimate narrations, I journey into a world unknown, taking the stage on a 4-City Croatia Tour.