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Episode 7: Maggie Lewis - Girl Boss extraordinaire, being a young female business owner in the music industry

On episode 7 we talk with Maggie Lewis, the owner and creator of Elevated Talent Group, about what it's like to be a young woman who works in the competitive industry of talent booking. This episode also proves that even guys who are all about good audio make mistakes! Derek had Maggie's microphone turned the wrong direction for the first 10 minutes of the show, and we recorded in a "studio" that was no where near completion and had no sound treatment or air conditioning! You can find out...


Episode 6: Brian Desveaux - Nine Days Band guitarist and founding member

On this episode of The Gig That Pays The Bills Podcast we hang out with Brian Desveaux, lead guitarist and founding member of the band Nine Days. You are sure to remember their #1, Story of a Girl! We talk about everything from having a #1 single, what happens when the label doesn't push your next album, the gig hes doing now, playing guitar for Miranda Lambert, and tour bus ediquette. This episode we are drinking The Blaum Brothers Distilling Co.'s Hellfyre Vodka, but without any mixers....


Episode 5: Jordan Burnside - Our new co-host and Coca Cola advocate

This week on The Gig That Pays The Bills Podcast we meet our newest co-host, Jordan Burnside. Jordan has a history in music sales and has worked for companies like Guitar Center and Musicians friends. In this episode we talk about his experience in the music industry, artist and bands that we do and don't like, politics in music, and the best soda, or as we midwesterners call it, POP. We also enjoy the special edition Fever River Rye from Blaum Brothers Distilling in Galena Illinois. You can...


Episode 4: David Packouz - From movies to guitar pedals

This week on The Gig That Pays The Bills Podcast we talk to David Packouz, who's life inspired the movie War Dogs, and was played by Miles Teller. David then went on to start Singular Sound that makes the award winning guitar pedal, the Beat Buddy. Check out David and the Beat Buddy at We also have bloody mary's made with The Blaum Brothers Hellfire Vodka! Find out more about their products at


Episode 3: Jason Shadrick - Editor of Premier Guitar Magazine

This week on The Gig That Pays The Bills Podcast we interview Jason Shadrick from Premier Guitar. Jason is an associate editor for the best guitar magazine in the business. We discuss how he got into working for a guitar magazine, our favorite rig rundowns, some up and coming bands, and some great gear spotlights. You can find out more about Jason and Premier Guitar by visiting: On this episode, we enjoy the Knotter...


TGTPTB Episode 2 - Leeds Recording

This week on The Gig That Pays The Bills Podcast we interview Adam and Breanna Leeds from Leeds Recording in Nashville, TN. Leeds Recording, located minutes away from Music Row, is a state of the art recording studio. They offer both digital and analog recording services. In addition to tracking, mixing and mastering, the offer their space to rent for music videos, listening parties and to bring in your own engineer. Visit for more information. For booking,...


Episode 1: Meet the hosts

THE GIG THAT PAYS THE BILLS is a Podcast based in Nashville, TN about different jobs in the music industry that you may not think of. Hosted by Derek Frank, and co-host Kaleb McEwen, THE GIG THAT PAYS THE BILLS features a weekly guest that is working in the music industry and a product spotlight of some of the coolest gear that helps artistic minds create the work. This week, we introduce ourselves and talk about our Gigs That Pay The Bills. We also talk about how we met, the bands we...