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Why Music Matters with Jeff Miers – ep 6: A conversation with Mike Gantzer of Aqueous

The AQ (and Death Kings and Dirty Work) guitarist/vocalist talks hiatus, personal growth, and finding a sense of self through music.

Mike Gantzer. Photo by Curtis Kruetter.

For the new episode of the Why Music Matters with Jeff Miers podcast, I caught up with my dear friend Mike Gantzer of Aqueous, Death Kings and Dirty Work.

On top of being one of his generation’s finest songwriters and guitarists, Gantzer is just a truly great dude, with keen insight on what it takes to survive as an independent touring artist in the digital streaming age, and hard-earned thoughts on how essential the balance between artistic health and mental health is for the musician in it for the long haul.

Hope you enjoy!


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