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508: Ethan Jodziewicz on blazing a path

July 30, 2018

Ethan Jodziewicz has carved out a remarkable career for himself in the world of acoustic music.  He plays bass for Sierra Hull and was featured on her GRAMMY-nominated album Weighted Mind

A former student of Edgar Meyer, Hal Robinson, and Nicholas Walker, Ethan is forging his own path through the music world in a fascinating way.  We dig into a ton of topics, like:

  • living a balanced and fulfilling life
  • the concept of how you practicing being more important than quantity of practice time
  • what it was like growing up in Washington state
  • what Ethan learned from watching Tommy Jarrell play fiddle
  • what Edgar Meyer was like as a teacher
  • how to stay sane, energetic, and productive on the road

…and much more.  Enjoy this spirited conversation with a truly fascinating artist!


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