Borne the Battle Ep. 246: Navy Veteran Johnathan Kingham, Nashville Songwriter, Recording Artist

Navy Veteran Jonathan Kingham is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter and keyboardist for Toad the Wet Sprocket. Kingham discusses the intertwined starts of his military and music careers, the accessible future of the music industry and writing songs for Veterans in Operation Song.
0:00 – Intro
10:05 – The Beginnings of Song Writing
19:05 – Starting a Music Career in the 90s Grunge Scene in Seattle
24:53 – Touring and Performing with a Diverse Set of Performers
32:20 – Touring and Performing for a Niche Crowd
37:03 – Today’s Gatekeepers to Music
38:33 -Linking up with Toad the Wet Sprocket
45:10 – Impact of COVID on the Music Industry
49:01 – Digital Publishing Economics
52:30 – Advice on the Music Industry
57:50 – Developing Future Songwriters
1:05:03 – Cowriting with Operation Song
1:13:20 – Writing a Song in One Day: Possible or Not?
1:19:42 – Mini Concert

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