In this episode

…I speak with Monte Pittman. Monte is an independent musician based in LA, California. His experience includes playing with Prong, establishing The Citizen Vein, playing with Madonna, Adam Lambert and creating his own solo album (The Deepest Dark). He is currently working on his new album ‘Pain, Love and Destiny’.

Monte is passionate about music and we talk about what it’s like to be an independent musician in today’s climate of change in the music industry. Monte talks about his background and experience, why he chose to release his two albums the way he has, what’s changed in the music industry over the past few years, tips for new players and his favourite musicians on the scene today.

Monte’s work

You can find out more about all things Monte at his site , and you can buy his album The Deepest Dark here. You also can say hi to Monte on twitter.

About this conversation

We recorded this interview via skype from our respective homes. You’ll find a few ambient noises, as well as some echo – particularly on my voice. Since it’s Monte we’re interested in, feel free to ignore me!

Local Seen – Monte Pittman by Pomegranate02 on Mixcloud

This was first published on 28th May 2011.

(Photo by Amanda Kelly)