How the Autoharp Changed My Life

How the Autoharp Changed My Life

It was the end of 1997. The guitarist for my Alt-Rock band Breastfed decided to quit. Our drummer didn’t want to start another search for a lead guitarist. The band was over. I was surprisingly okay with that. I decided to be a musician because I wanted to be a songwriter. But I recognized that my […]

Best Gen Con Podcast Episodes

I just released a new episode of Celtfather Music & Travel about “Kids at Gen Con: Survival Tips”. I was looking for new ways to promote this episode because I think it’ll be extremely beneficial to Gen Con attendees. That’s why I started updating my Gen Con events page. As I was doing so, I […]

How to Use Music in Your Podcast?

How to Use Music in Your Podcast?

Do you want to play my music in your podcast? Is there another musician you’d like to feature? I’m gonna share how to use music in your podcast. DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. Please contact your lawyer if you want to find actual details. I host the Irish & […]

Renaissance Festival Podcast Is SOLD!

It was 2007. I was on the Brobdingnagian Bards Tour of Ireland. Our bus stopped in Blarney, Ireland so our travelers could shop. Andrew McKee and I weren’t much of shoppers. Instead, we found an open piece of grass and started playing music. First our fans gathered to listen. Then people from other tour buses sat […]

Help Kilted Kings Top the Charts

This summer, I did a big push for my new Steampunk CD, Pirates vs Dragons, over on CD Baby. It was a huge hit. The album climbed to #9 on the largest indie music site in the world. I think I sold 112 copies of the album on CD Baby. It stayed at the top […]

Successes and Failures in 2016

I really enjoyed this blog post last year because it offers me a good reminder of what I accomplished and how I can improve for the coming  year. Failures and Successes of 2016 Success: Finished Name On My Soul cd. Unreleased til feb 2017 Success: Good year at Dragoncon. Success: Comedy showcase at Gencon was fun with […]

15 Ways You Can Get Involved

15 Ways You Can Get Involved

Did you know that word-of-mouth marketing is the #1 any musician or business can promote themselves. Past fans have helped me book gigs, get featured on TV, podcasts and news, and even helped me attract new Gunn Runners. These are some of my top tips for how you can get involved and spread the word […]

Patronage in the 21st Century

Patronage in the 21st Century

For the past 10 years or so, music industry professionals (not connected to the major labels) have predicted a major change in the distribution of music. iTunes kicked off that change by offering easy to download music. But it was subscription-based music that really sent shockwaves through the industry. Spotify changed everything. This is great […]

Marc Gunn, DJ on KSAM 108 FM

In 1980-something, I decided it was time to transfer all of my 8-Track tapes to cassette… Wow, I am dating myself… The album was full of 50s music. I wanted to preserve it but I also didn’t want to write the names of all the songs on the cassette, there wasn’t enough space for that. […]