In this episode I talk with Nikki Talley, a singer/songwriter that has spent the last four years living in a van with her husband Jason Sharp.
Most musicians say they live in a van or bus, but Nikki and Jason gave up a good job and their house to become full time musical vagabonds--a dream many have, but few would ever attempt.
They were recently profiled by the site TinyHouseTinyFootprint.com, which featured some of Jason's great photography.
We talk about their decision to go to the Telluride Songwriting Contest and why placing second might have been better than placing first. Nikki also talks about having 500 songs written and how the idea of success changes as we get older.
We listen to four songs:
"Travelin On" 25:28
"Rainy Day" 51:11
"Railroad Boy" 1:05:11
"Go Out On The Water" 1:21:08
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This episode is brought to you by "The Big What?". A NC music festival hosted by Big Something that takes place July 21-23 near Mebane, NC. Featured headliners include: Turkuaz, Spiritual Rez, Dr. Bacon, The Werks, and Pigeons Playing Pingpong.
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