Jordan Gillis – Musicianship, Discipline and Permaculture

Jordan Gillis is a versatile young performer who has been a full-time musician his entire adult life. With nearly 10 years of experience, he combines a soulful voice with virtuosic guitar playing – a rare combination! From rock, funk, soul, and jazz to heavy metal and country music, he can play virtually all genres of guitar-based music. Jordan has been on tour all over the country and has experience doing just about every type of gig in the book. We talk about the roots of discipline, the strategies to balance it all, we get into some technical talk and we even touch upon his empowering alternative passion of permaculture farming practices. Please enjoy! 

Show Notes:

[1:50] Interview begins

[8:30] The movie Cross Roads was a spark for Jordan’s guitar inception 

[12:00]Truevirtuosostudios.comis one of Jordan’s websites for teaching

[19:00] On songwriting –  One of Jordan’s first songs

[22:00]How To Think Like Einstein  by Scott D. Thorpe and the beginner’s mindset and music theory talk

[24:00]  This is Your Brain On Music really cool book to check out for music and science lovers[30:00] Tony and Jordan talk guitars love

[33:30] Finding the perfect key for you

[35:30] What does creativity mean to Jordan

[42:45] Covering songs and the benefits

[45:45] What type of person is a good fit for the music industry

[49:00] On disappointment[56:00] Staying in shape Bruce Lee book Tony mentions Tao of Jeet Kune Do

[102:00] How to Zoom out and recharge if overworked

[108:00] On dealing with business relationships[116:00] On film and music

[125:00] Find Jordan onjorandgillismusic.com and instagram @jordangillisband and twitter  @jgillisband

[128:00] Jordan’s valued resources and some final rapid fire questions

[140:00] Thoughts on passion

[142:00] Jordan’s other passion, permaculture!

Tony Suriano

Tony is an America Director, Actor, and the host of "Unfake It Till You Make it", a podcast featuring professionals in the entertainment industry. It is a creative guide that provides advice, strategies and moldable methods in the field. Additionally, he is a working Director, Producer, and Writer. While attending high school, Tony completed Disney Producer, Kevin Kelly's film program, which started his journey as a Film Auteur. His film, "The Face In The Vile", (Director/Actor) was selected and featured on NBC's Chiller TV station. Throughout that same year, he began producing branded content, receiving multiple awards & recognitions for his work. In front of the camera, Tony's acting landed his first Netflix role in a Martin Scorsese film called, "The Irishman." Tony's film & music background bleed into each story he tells. With a mix of audacity and prudence, he believes deeply in synergy and searching for the best third alternative.

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