Roam Free with Joshua Ramseur
About This Show
Thanks for checking out this podcast! I'm a twentysomething making the world a better place with my skills of writing, film, and good conversation. I founded my blog and Roam Free, a podcast dedicated to helping others tell the stories the world needs to hear.
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Most Recent Episode
Roam Free 002: Ty Dillon
Beginning an entrepreneurial endeavor, especially one in the artistic vein, and most especially when one is young and pressured to commit to some more time-tested way of living, can be very intense. So when Ty Dillon, Texas singer-songwriter and a friend from middle-school days, agreed to appear on Roam Free, I was elated. The man is at the beginning phases of his career as a self-funded, community-oriented independent music businessman, and I was eager to pick his brain.
I remember seeing him on the Texas State University campus, playing songs for tips in between his residence nights at Cheatham Street Warehouse, the famous origin place for Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Strait, and Townes Van Zandt. He looked like some kind of six-string ghost from the past, like someone actually following his dreams instead of waiting around for somebody else to do it for him.
I called him up and got to hang out a few times before this podcast was recorded. We sat around at his house drinking coffee and peach tea, shooting the breeze for a while, then commenced talking about those things most pressing.
About minute 25 we begin talk about Ty's decision to play music for a living, and his story, especially with regard to my intersection in his life. We then ramble on into discussions of his business model, and what he's learned from Indiepreneur, an incredible online resource he's using specifically to optimize his Facebook ads.
In fact, Ty detailed a central principle in his business plan which I thought was profound, describing his method of a "funnel" which canvasses Facebook in search of 1000-2000 "true fans" upon which to build his business.
I find his thoughts and overall work ethic to be very helpful to me as I make my way into the business of content creation. The two original songs he plays are beautiful and of real songwriting quality, and I look forward to his upcoming album. I hope you enjoy what you hear and are able to grasp whatever helpful tools you can find to make your dreams reality. Because Lord knows, that's what this world needs right this minute.
Check out Ty's latest release "Sunsets and Pickups" on Amazon or on his personal (and preferred) site, http://www.tydillonmusic.com.
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