Nov 13, 2018
Recording locally and performing matinees instead of touring the world isn’t always the aim when musicians first embark on a professional music career. But after a while, especially if kids come along, late night music sessions and full-time touring don’t always balance out.
Chicago-based box player John Williams has three kids who are beginning their adult lives, and guitarist Matt Heaton just went trick or treating with our eight year old. They have each created unique approaches to keeping the music going strong, while still tucking in to family—and while still being home to tuck kids in at night.
Whether you’re steering your own career and family ship or you don’t spend any time with little tykes, these conversations with wildly inventive musicians might inspire you to hustle, to do your best, to keep learning, and to avoid drinking unsavory water.