Pioneers Podcast show

Pioneers Podcast

Summary: The most prolific self-made artists and communicators on the planet sharing their most candid experiences of artistry from conception to creation to dissemination. Hosted by Andrew Schwab of Project 86.


 Episode 12: Fighting Through Creative Blocks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:42

Episode 12: Fighting Through Creative Blocks

 Episode 11: Hammering Processes Untold with Bruce Fitzhugh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:37

Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice is a metal legend. He opens up to me about his motivations to begin his journey with Living Sacrifice. We share some laughs, stories, and Bruce walks us through some important history. We also discuss the various ways we have crossed paths, including that one time he managed my band in 2004. We discuss the band's breakup the digital evolution of the music industry, and their resurgence since. He gives a few pieces of timely advice for creatives, and explains why love for the work should be your motivation no matter your endeavor. Overall this was a fantastic convo with a good (and loyal) friend with some great practical takeaways.

 Episode 9: Dealing With Darkness and Disappointment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:07

Personal stories and practical advice aplenty on dealing with the five most common areas of disappointment creators and innovators deal with.  How do you respond to harsh critics?  What about about picking yourself up when you lose a great opportunity?  How should creators react to regret with their own work?  Subscribe at get access to […]

 Episode 8: Work Ethic and Team Unity with Matt Greiner of August Burns Red | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:11

We share stories of tour together in 2006, and Matt shares the process of hazing/vetting/pledging to the ABR fraternity frontman Jake Luhrs.  What is a “Barn Band?”  Matt tells us.  Major laughs, major insight, major advice.  Massive episode. Subscribe for the bonus content here, it’s even better!  Phone call to all new subscribers!

 Episode 7: Drawing Black Lines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:41

A look at the motivation, writing, recording, and aftermath of the sophomore release from Project 86.  Told for the first time by me, Andrew Schwab.  Subscribe here, and receive a phone call to say thanks, plus hours of bonus content!  Subscribers also help speak ito the creation of the podcast, and on higher levels receive […]

 Episode 6: Lyrical Conception and Process, Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:51

How did I get into writing lyrics?  I define the purpose and function of lyric writing, plus define what makes a good lyric for me.  I also look at lyrics from a few artists who have inspired me over the years, including Refused, Portishead, and many others.  In subscriber-only content I look deeper at how […]

 Episode 5: Career Longevity with Corey Brandan of Norma Jean/Hundred Suns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:11

Did you know that Cory Brandan couldn’t sing AT ALL when he Joined Norma Jean? Did you know at one point he was set to replace Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice? Did you know at one point I almost had to clock a couple club employees to defend him? This is the story of Cory […]

 Episode 3: Facing Fear with Toby Morrell of Emery/Bad Christian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:49

Toby and I discuss dreams, courage, and risking it all for your passions. Insight into the start of Emery, which, to my surprise, includes rocking at a Project 86 show before he started the band.  We discuss songwriting process, girlfriends, and much more.  Toby shares some fantastic stories and takeaways.  In our subscriber-only Private segment […]

 Episode 2: Artistic Integrity with Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter/Invisible Creature | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:07

In this segment, Ryan lifts the veil on his foundations as a designer and musician, telling the story of his work at Tooth and Nail, his work with Focal Point, Training for Utopia, and the start of Demon Hunter.  It’s great.  Make you sure you visit at to listen to the full episode (2 bonus […]

 Episode 1: Hope and Healing Through Creative Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:01

I introduce where we are going and where I have been on my creative journey. I talk about the Podcast name and subtitle, and give a vision for what I am trying to accomplish.  I share some stories from my childhood and how it laid a clear foundation for my future endeavors. I talk about my […]


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