Coming off major gigs with Lou Gramm and with Mark Slaughter, touring musician, Michael Staertow climbs aboard the (crowded!) tour bus — and tells about the life of a gun for hire. He has been a member of several acts moving up through his career, and the journey has been both rewarding and also immensely frustrating. Listen in and learn about what “ten year overnight sensation” really means in this world! *and also the adage “Nice guys keep working”!
In this episode, Ryan sits down with journeyman rock guitarist Michael Staertow (Lou Gramm Band & Slaughter)
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