We had the good fortune of connecting with Darrell Goldman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Darrell, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
Treating people with respect is not necessarily something I learned through business but simply a guiding principle I’ve always tried to embrace in working and engaging with others.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I became interested in music during my early school years and continued pursuing musical interests throughout junior high, high school and into college where I graduated from Berklee School of Music in Boston. If I had to describe something that sets me apart as a singer/songwriter, I would say having the mindset to never waver on being 110% committed to moving forward and taking risks to put myself out there, and always working to make myself better as a musician and a songwriter. The other thing I’d say, a huge takeaway I learned while attending Berklee, is how necessary it is to understand the business side of music, such as time management, booking, hiring musicians, advertising, setting up and running a sound system. As an independent artist, I learned quickly it takes much more to be successful than just having talent.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a friend visiting for a week, I start by showing them some of Austin’s iconic hot spots, like Barton Springs, SoCo, Lake Austin, and for sure, Broken Spoke dance hall. I’d want them to experience breakfast at Kerbey Lane Cafe, maybe check out a local brewery, definitely enjoy some great Texas BBQ and then take them to see my band play at Mercer Dancehall in Dripping Springs. Ha ha.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My wife, family and friends.
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Mark Maryanovich was the photographer for the first photo with the black cowboy hat and the straw hat in front of the longhorn rack.