The Musicians Mentor

The Musicians Mentor

Travis Marc hosts conversations with working musicians, producers, songwriters and composers covering topics not commonly spoken about within the music business- including networking, band break ups, touring nightmares, songwriting splits and loads of other, 'overcoming the struggle' type stories from the creatives perspective. The goal of this podcast is simple - to help musicians increase their overall sense of self worth, both mentally and financially within the music industry. For more information. Please visit Support this podcast:


July 8, 2024 76 mins

In episode 48 of the podcast I speak with LA based multi instrumentalist/musician, Rosh Roslin.

Rosh is a guitarist, drummer, producer and tech who in addition to his own playing and touring responsibilities also programs amps and rigs for some of the biggest artists/bands in the world including artists like Bush, Papa Roach, Steve Vai, Melissa Ethridge, Maroon 5 and a host of others, to name just a few.

Rosh also put up ...

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In todays episode (after recommendation from my pal Taylor Tatsch), I speak with Fort Worth, Texas based singer, songwriter - Garrett Owen.

Garrett is an extremely talented musician who had a fascinating upbringing, toured all over his base city, written some amazing songs and even done an incredible cover of Nirvana's, 'Heart Shaped Box'. Listen here -


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In today's episode of the podcast I speak with South African guitarist/songwriter Paul Hodgson.

Paul and his band 'The Parlotones' met back in 1998 and pretty quickly went on to become a multi-platinum and award winning band across numerous territories around the world. In fact they are still one of the biggest selling bands to ever come out of South Africa.

In addition to 'The Parlotones', Paul also h...

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In episode 45 of the podcast I speak with Los Angeles based guitarist/songwriter/producer - Sean Hurwitz of 'Smash Mouth'.

Sean and I discuss some of the ups and downs of being a working musician, touring the world, performing alongside some of the biggest bands and an array of other band/music related topics.

In addition to his guitar slinging duties with 'Smash Mouth', Sean has also worked with Chris W...

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In episode 44 of the podcast I speak with fellow bandmate, renowned guitarist/keyboard player and Rock n Roll Kitchen owner - Andrew Autin.

Andrew is an incredible guitarist/keyboardist/musician (and human) that not only leads the ever popular function band 'Mojeaux', as one of the top performing function bands in the State, but also performs all over Louisiana with his other projects, Phase V, The Generators and his J...

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In todays' episode of the podcast (after recommendation from previous guest Grecco Burrato), I speak with Brazilian born, (now LA resident), JP Mourao.

JP is a session guitarist, arranger, composer, producer and educator with credits that include Selena Gomez, Snoop Dog, Amanda Brecker, Macy Gray (among others) as well as a host of other artists and corporate institutions, including Coca Cola and Disney.

He also curr...

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In episode 42 I do a lot of 'original band' talking with guitarist/vocalist Riley Rogers of Texas based band 'The Infamists'.

Riley and his band have been pushing their mix of Bluesy guitar driven Rock n Roll for the twelve years or so now, and are making such waves on their local scene that recently an AI version of the band even tried to hijack their Spotify profile, but that's a whole other story.


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In today's episode (and since Coachella is just over a week away) I figured it would be awesome to speak with LA based composer/musician/musical director (and No Doubt touring member) - Gabrial McNair.

Gabrial is a super inspiring guy with an array of musical talents (including trombone, keys, vocals, songwriting etc).

These talents have led him working with numerous artists from No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Green Day, Th...

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In episode 40 of our podcast I speak with LA based session guitarist/musician - Adam Zimmon.

In addition to being the guitarist with Ziggy Marley for many years , Adam has also worked as a sideman with numerous other artists - including Iggy Pop, Lissie , Shakira, Chris Brown and Dido.

He has also composed and worked on music for TV, on shows such as Modern Family, Toyota and others.

For more information on Adam Zimm...

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Welcome to the Musicians Mentor Podcast.
In episode 39, I speak with Nashville based "songwriter to the stars" - Brent Baxter.

Brent talks me through his initial move from Arkansas to Nashville and how he went from writing short stories to eventually end up writing songs for American music giants like Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebelllum, Lonestar and a host of others.
As usual - we talk about a few ups...

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Episode 38 of the Musicians Mentor Podcast has me speaking with LA based session guitarist - Alex Feder.

Alex has performed/played with artists like LP, Enrique and many more as well as fronts his own band called 'Still A Great Night'.

We talk ups and downs, tour life and how his own band 'almost made it', before he started his journey as (now) one of LA's most in demand session players.

For mo...

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Todays guest is LA based session drummer, Neal Daniels.

Neal has done performances/worked with an array of great artists, from Liz Phair, LP, Booker T Jones and even Dua Lipa, his most recent gig is holding down the drum throne with multi platinum pop/rock band 'Matchbox 20', who are about to embark on an Australian tour. He also runs a remote drum studio called White Fish Studios.

We speak about that and so much...

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Super stoked to announce that in today's episode of the show, I speak with session drummer/composer/producer and musical director Van Romaine.

Many of you may know of Van from his current roll as MD for pop superstar Enrique Iglesias, but he has also held positions and performed with numerous other artists including The Steve Morse band, Blood Sweat and Tears and even Nena (the 99 Red Baloon's singer).

We had a r...

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I'm stoked to say that today, I have both Annie and her legendary father - Cranston Clements joining me on the show.

Annie Clements is an incredibly talented bassist and backing vocalist for stars like Amos Lee, Maren Morris and Sugarland among others, and currently resides in Montana.

While her dad, Cranston - who has played with numerous artists himself, including Dr John, Irma Thomas, Boz Scaggs and Cyril Neville continues ...

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Merry Christmas everyone !

In our last episode for 2023, I speak with Brazilian born author/composer/musician/producer - Grecco Buratto.

Grecco is an incredible guitarist that has performed/recorded/toured with many established acts/artists over the years, including Gwen Stefani, Shakira, K.D Lang, Enrique Iglesias, Boys II Men and Sergio Mendes (among others).

In addition to the above, he is also a published author...

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In episode 33 of the 'Musicians Mentor' podcast, I'm pleased to announce that I talk with someone that I consider to be one of the greatest drummers on the planet - New York's own, Adam Nussbaum.

Adam is a remarkable player who has a list of credits that would simply be impossible for me to completely list. Among those that he has performed/played with though, are none other than musical giants like John Scofi...

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November 28, 2023 55 mins

In episode 32 of the 'Musicians Mentor' podcast, I talk with Fort Worth,Texas based Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader - David Tribble.

David is an ex educator turned performer/artist, who has completely created his own path as a singer/songwriter on his local scene.

He recently released a new album entitled 'Sunset Sunrise' which you can listen to in the link below.

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In today's episode of the show, I speak with LA based session drummer/producer, Brendan Buckley, who is currently out on the road with Morrissey.

Brendan has always been a constant and positive inspiration for me, so having him on the podcast seemed like a no brainer.

He has worked with many great artists over the years including Shakira, Perry Farrell, Damien Rice, Tegan and Sara and man, many more.

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November 13, 2023 51 mins

In today's episode of the podcast, I speak with Singer/Songwriter Paul McCoy from the band '12 Stones'.

I was a teenager when I first discovered 12 Stones via Paul's guest appearance in the Evanescence hit, 'Bring Me To Life' and have been a fan of his and the band ever since

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Today I talk with American based musician/drummer/educator - Jim Riley.

Many of you may already know of Jim via his work with Country band Rascal Flatts (before they disbanded), or his current work with Gary Levox. He also has numerous accolades from Modern Drummer Magazine and continues to diversify his portfolio with various session commitments.

In addition to his constant performing schedule, Jim is also a big advocat...

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