Musician on Musicians is a podcast that aims to let people in to the weird (and often nerdy) world that is being a musician.
My name is Kyle Zantos, and I love music. I love playing it, writing it, listening to it, dissecting it, and talking about it.
Particularly when I was young, I always wanted to know as much as I possibly could about the artists that I liked. I looked up all the interviews, videos, and random live tracks I could find. All of this being an effort to feel like you “know” the artist(s) you’re into. Of course, you don’t actually know them, because every form of media you experience that gives you glimpses into that artist’s world are always fabricated. What I mean to say is, interviews aren’t impromptu, and the artist knows that they’re being recorded. While this is true, you can try your best to create an environment that strives to be as natural and similar to real life as you can get in an interview setting.
This is where this podcast enters in. Being an active musician myself, I can try my best to walk alongside the particular guest in the questions--instead of having the floor-to-stage kind of feel. This is not to say that I am necessarily on the same level as the artists that I’m interviewing, but at least that we can speak the same language. We trade opinions, bring in personal experiences, and prompt each other with our different ideas.
When weather permits, we sit in two rocking chairs on my porch, sip on some whiskey, and just have an enjoyable conversation. (see below)
At the moment, this site is a completely self-funded passion project for me with some help from a few very talented friends on the technical aspects. Talking about music with other musicians is one of my favorite things to do. Creating this podcast was essentially an “I wish this already existed, but it doesn’t. So I’ll just do it” kind of idea.
I will try my best to create a product that you can trust will be, at least, mildly interesting, even if you’re not familiar with the particular artist. Give me some time though. I'm still new at this.
I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I like doing them.
Some of my musical experiences: