Behind the Art

I started my Behind the Art series of interviews not only for my own curiosity of the working lives of others, but also to offer a view into the working world of other music industry professionals.  I’ll post these interviews as my time allows.  I hope you’ll enjoy this ongoing series.

Behind the Art: Leighsa Montrose

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Leighsa Montrose.  Upon her husband’s suicide, Leighsa was suddenly thrust further into managing Ronnie Montrose’s music and his estate.  This amazing woman has survived trauma and has come out on top;...

Behind the Art: Susan Cramer

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet the Rockbar Theater’s Susan Cramer.  Susan followed her heart and her love of music, and shifted careers to open a rock music venue.  Soaring from her venue’s stellar first year, she continues to reach for...

Behind the Art: Lisa Champagne-Sweet

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Lisa Champagne-Sweet.  Married to Stryper’s Michael Sweet, and also his band's manager, Lisa is another kindred spirit.  I'm quite familiar with how much effort goes into her artist management workday....

Behind the Art: Diana DeVille

I’m thrilled to feature Diana DeVille in this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art.  Diana has been Wendy Dio’s “right hand” for as far back as I can recall.  She’s been through a lot with Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, and more, and she has her...

Behind the Art: Marianna Burdon

In this edition of my blog series feature, Behind the Art, meet Marianna Burdon.  This beautiful lawyer is also the manager and wife of rock icon Eric Burdon.  Read on to see how Marianna Burdon lays down the law, and shares an interesting phone call. ~ Jill  ...

Behind the Art: Linda Arcello-Earl

In this edition of my blog series, Behind the Art, Foghat’s Linda Arcello-Earl talks wine, musicians, and music, as she discusses her lengthy history in the business.  Another kindred spirit, Linda is a band manager and rock star wife, who juggles both in a busy,...

Behind the Art: Nancy B. Sayle

I’m pleased to feature Nancy B. Sayle in my blog series: Behind the Art. As owner/publicist at VQPR, LLC, Nancy has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, generating a media buzz for each of them. I’d heard Nancy’s name around the business, but I first met her...

Behind the Art: Kate Moore

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, I’m pleased to feature Kate Moore, merchandise & web maven for UFO.  I met Kate some years ago at a rock festival in Texas, and we hit it off straight away, sharing the joys and woes of merchandising (a task...

Behind the Art: Karrie Keyes

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Karrie Keyes.  Karrie’s job is extremely specialized because she’s mixing the sound on stage.  Her efforts help the artists lose themselves in the music so that they can perform the ultimate show for their...

Behind the Art: Korie Koker

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Korie Koker.  Hers is not a job for the faint-of-heart.  I can't imagine being a talent buyer for a venue.  Actually, I can but I'd rather not.  Managing the schedule for a live music venue must be...

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