Martin LXM "Little Martin" Travel Guitar – Review

I’ve used the Little Martin for around a year and a half now. I’ve carried this thing all around the world and put it to the test through rain, heat and just about anything else you can imagine. In this … Continued

Zoom H1 Handy Recorder – Review

Today I’m taking a look at a fairly recent purchase of mine, the Zoom H1 Portable Digital Handy Recorder. I use this for on-site recordings these days rather than the bulky computer-based system I used to haul around. To give … Continued

How To Book Gigs / Tours in the US

Greetings fellow travelers, artists and musicians. My name is Brian. My wife Katie and I are full time touring artists/musicians. Full time as in we live in a converted school bus (that runs on waste veggie oil & solar panels) … Continued

World Travel Packing List for Musicians

This article will cover the ins and outs of your RTW Gig bag as a traveling musician. Now, keep in mind that this list is directed towards a guitarist or other stringed-instrumentalist. I will assume ahead of time that you’re not … Continued

How To Book Shows While Traveling Abroad

  Booking Shows While Traveling This can get a little tricky. The difficult part of booking out-of-town shows always comes down to your lack of a local following. This is what most bar managers look for when they hire a … Continued

How To Busk in Europe

In case you’re not familiar with the term “busking,” I’ll address that first: “Busking” refers to the act of street performance; whether it be with instruments, magic tricks, or anything else involving a special talent. I have busked for many … Continued

Traveling With A Guitar: Europe

I’ve decided to make a few entries in each corner of the world I visit to address a question that I pondered frequently before leaving home to travel for the first time. What the hell am I doing to do with … Continued

Our One-Of-A-Kind Collapsible Cajon Drum

Editor’s Note: This story comes to you from the “Artists Abroad Trip” of summer ’13. Myself and two friends–Corey and Aaron–made an extremely budgeted trip around the world which we documented on a blog that unfortunately no longer exists. Traveling the world … Continued

Keep Yourself and Your Fellow Ramblers Happy: A Guide to Road Trips

      As most people who know me are aware, I’ve done more than my fair share of rambling across the United States from coast to coast, sometimes for months living in tents or vehicles. I’ve been pissed off … Continued