This week's episode features American singer-songwriter, musician, and recording artist Travis Shallow. I first met Travis many years ago when we were both getting our start in the music scene in downtown Wilmington, NC. In addition to his stellar songwriting, the great thing about Travis is he's a natural storyteller.
We chat a little bit about the early days, including his time writing and collaborating with fellow songwriters Ron Etheridge & Richard Welsh for their project A Few Good Liars, but we also dig into the pitfalls and challenges of staying creative while overcoming resistance as a songwriter.
Shallow released his debut self-titled solo album, Travis Shallow, in 2016. Recorded at Tweed Recording Studio in Oxford, MS and engineered by Andrew Ratcliffe whose discography includes Will Hoge, The Damnwells, and American Aquarium.
This solo album highlighted his songwriting and lyrical prowess. Shallow's solo album has a maturity to it that catapulted him into a new light. After the release of his self-titled album in March '16, Shallow landed himself national opening spots with legend Gregg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, Jerry Joseph, Todd Snider, and fellow native North Carolina band, American Aquarium.
Our segment two quotes to ponder as you're tuning in are below:
“If it ain’t meant to last, gotta let it pass” - Travis Shallow
"Being a songwriter is like being a nun, you're married to a mystery" - Leonard Cohen
Travis' segment three shares are:
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love & light ✨,