Music On Your Own Terms

Music On Your Own Terms 114 “Steven Schwartz/The Crooked Vines - May The Gumbo Be With You”

April 6, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 114 - Steven Schwartz/The Crooked Vines - May The Gumbo Be With You

This time out, I chat with Steven Schwartz, keyboardist, saxophonist, and manager of the New Orleans based band, The Crooked Vines. Steven talks about his start in music, going to Loyola University and remaining in NOLA after graduation, to play in various bands, then go on to form the band in question. We also talk at length about the music industry, the business of being in a band, and Steven's experience with sync licensing, in writing a sound track for a movie. The conversation rounds off nicely as we hear about Steven's philosophies on life, and the experience that prompted his views.

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