Jim Reilly Words & Music
Words & Music
Episode One: Mike Kollwitz
What does it take to be an early adopter? A first follower?
More than that, what does it take to be that early adopter who Sticks with it for more than 45 years and becomes an integral part of the movement he helped create?
Those are the questions Mike Kollwitz digs into his new memoir Stick with It – Adventures of a Chapman Stick Player.
Forgive the Stick puns, they are intentional, and I’ll let Mike tell you about the The Chapman Stick, what makes it different, and where you’ve heard it without know that you were hearing it. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
The heart of his story is about connection, finding your path, and staying true to that path as the route twists, turns, dead ends, and branches off in unforeseen directions.
I’ve known Mike for a long time. We’ve talked for hours, shared stories, music, philosophies, but full disclosure, we’ve never actually been in same room together.
That comes back to connection and we have an incredibly strong connection through the instrument we both play, the Stick community we’re both a part of, our love and respect Emmett Chapman, the man behind the instrument.
I can’t think of a better person than Mike to kick off this Podcasting journey with me.
I hope you enjoy…
You can check out Mike's website with links to his new book and music.
Here's the official Chapman Stick site.
Here are Spotify links to Mike's music and the podcast episode.
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