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Friday, April 29 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Road Warriors: How Touring Can Drive Your Career (Presented by Celebrity Coaches)

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Touring has long been a significant source of income for performing songwriters. But as many artists will tell you (or write a song about it), life on the road isn’t easy, and it isn’t for everybody. There are some valuable lessons to be learned from those who have learned the hard way how to tour smart. Hear tips on how to succeed on the road from this group of road veterans.

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Dan Bern

Songwriter, Performer – “Talkin' Woody, Bob, Bruce & Dan Blues” Film: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Get Him to the Greek   Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released a dozen albums while spending well over a decade performing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. Since releasing his first album in 1997, Bern has built a strong underground following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in all forms. Since 2007, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects he composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and wrote the title song for Jonathan... Read More →
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Jonatha Brooke

Songwriter, Performer - "Linger," "Because I Told You So," "So Much Mine" Film: "I'll Try" (from Return to Neverland)   Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story, releasing two albums on Elektra Records, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House. In 1995 she released her first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb followed by Ten Cent Wings in... Read More →
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Kevin Lyman

President - 4Fini, Inc. | Kevin Lyman began his career booking bands for his university and as a roadie for then unknown acts such as the Untouchables, The Bangles and Bad Religion. Later, he worked as a promoter rep for seminal punk rock and metal bands, working in many of t... Read More →
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Ice Cream Man

Touring and Festival Veteran   Ice Cream Man travels the country giving away free ice cream. Over the last six years he has driven over 100,000 miles while giving away over 325,000 free ice creams.  Matt Allen decided six years ago that he was going to find a way to build a business based on giving away free ice cream at set the goal of gifting half-a-million free treats... Read More →
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Matt Nathanson

Songwriter, Performer - "Come On Get Higher," “Car Crash," “Falling Apart,” Some Mad Hope   For Matt Nathanson, Some Mad Hope, Nathanson’s sixth studio album (and first for Vanguard), is in many ways his most fully realized work to date. Recorded over two and a half years, the 12-song set displays a sonic depth that dovetails perfectly with what he admits is a newfound songwriting confidence. The album featured the platinum hit... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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