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The Unstarving Musician

The Unstarving Musician’s Podcast features interviews with indie music artists an industry pros who share their experience and expertise on songwriting, recording, touring, getting gigs, marketing, and much more. It’s all intended to help indie artists to more of what they love–make music.

Mar 24, 2023

Joshua Van Ness, The WagJoshua Van Ness first appeared on the Unstarving Musician in episode 134. He is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and native of New Jersey. Joshua has performed with many bands and as a solo artist, but for the last eight years he has been a member of The Wag


Joshua has strong sentiment for The Wag. The...

Mar 17, 2023

Carter Ray on pink and white background, wearing a blue tank-top and watch, fist resting on chin.Carter Ray is described as a cinematic raconteur, colorful,  charismatic, and entertaining.

He recently released a single called Forever Plus One (Feb. 10, 2023), which is a cross-genre, EDM inspired ballad, a declaration of unity to span a lifetime.  

In 2014, Carter began documenting his transition from female...

Mar 10, 2023

Shilpa Ananth with hand on green cyclone fence, casting shadows on her face. Wearing white top.My guest for this episode is Shilpa Ananth. Shilpa is an Indian vocalist, songwriter, and performing artist based between the US and the UAE. 

Her sound fuses the dreamy landscapes of South India with Soul, Jazz, and Electronic influences. Shilpa brings together 3 of the oldest Indian languages - Tamil, Malayalam, and...

Mar 3, 2023

Wowashwow wearing a boa on a fainting sofa in an all deep pink settingAt age six, my guest Wowashwow was writing her first original songs which led to an early career as the lead guitarist and singer of a punk rock band.  This led to a tour where she opened for The Ramones’ drummer, Marky Ramone, and recorded her first album under the direction of punk rock icon, Steve Albini.  At age...

Feb 26, 2023

Tom Meny, Singer Songwriter, playing acoustic guitarThis episode featuring Tom Meny originally aired in June 2019.

This is a rewind edition, in which I've edited the conversation to be more succinct and somewhat more relevant. Tom has appeared in two episodes of this podcast. In his first appearance, Tom and I spoke about house concerts. This was the beginning of my...