Strength through Love

When Texas Rocker, Rod Williams, is not being a husband, father, entrepreneur, speaker or philanthropist, he can be found strumming Ginger or Mary Anne (Who's Gilligan?) to name but a few of the guitars he has collected along the way.   Life has certainly produced plenty of highs and lows for Williams, which led to a wonderful series of catchy jaded love songs.  Today Williams' tune has changed somewhat and it comes as no surprise that the loves of his life currently inspire songs of courage, wisdom and hope.

Family, friends & fans! I know it's been a while since Shelley and I appeared on stage together. It's been even longer since we got to share it with some of Austin's finest recording artists! When Ginger Leigh approached us to join her and her stellar band, as well as Austin's top powerhouse vocalists to perform original and holiday music, how could we possibly refuse?!! The show is next Sunday, Dec 3 at a very civilized time of 3pm. Kids are welcome too! This will be an afternoon of inspiring music which will be so good for the soul, but more importantly, the show will benefit the Superhero Kids Organization which supports families with children at the Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center. Need I say more?! Get your tickets through the below link today because the show will sell out! #loveatthestateside #musicmakingadifference #sundayfunday #holidayspirit #sweetnessandthestoryteller

Family, friends & fans! I know it's been a while since Shelley and I appeared on stage together. It's been even longer since we got to share it with some of Austin's finest recording artists! When Ginger Leigh approached us to join her and her stellar band, as well as Austin's top powerhouse vocalists to perform original and holiday music, how could we possibly refuse?!! The show is next Sunday, Dec 3 at a very civilized time of 3pm. Kids are welcome too! This will be an afternoon of inspiring music which will be so good for the soul, but more importantly, the show will benefit the Superhero Kids Organization which supports families with children at the Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center. Need I say more?! Get your tickets through the below link today because the show will sell out! #loveatthestateside #musicmakingadifference #sundayfunday #holidayspirit #sweetnessandthestoryteller

Music and Entrepreneurship 

Entrepreneurship and Music: What, Why and How 

The words entrepreneurship and music are linked with increased frequency at music schools across the country. 

The trend toward including curriculum as well as extracurricular activities to foster entrepreneurial development is building. This is particularly relevant in light of continuing shifts in the music world. It is also essential as graduating musicians find themselves confronting dramatic changes in employment opportunities in the symphonic and operatic worlds; dwindling attendance in many venues; and a recording industry that continues to reinvent itself on a regular basis. 

Music students are recognizing the need to think more creatively than ever before in order to put their education to use. An increasing number of schools are realizing their part in preparing graduates with a background in arts entrepreneurship and business and professional skills. 

Guest presenters from the professional world of music as well as professors from business schools are working side-by-side with students in arts entrepreneurship classes and programs at many schools. Students are interviewing successful entrepreneurs –– studio teachers, music industry leaders, performers, founders of music schools –– to learn what it takes to think and work as an entrepreneur. Coupled with career development classes that include everything from basic marketing, fundraising, and proposal writing, to utilizing social and other media, handling the financial end of a business (including filing taxes), and producing your own recordings, entrepreneurship education has the capacity to prepare students to build viable, sustainable careers in music. 

https://majoringinmusic.com/entrepreneurship-music/

Music in cool places 

It started in New Zealand during his tour of 2011 with Sting.  A marriage, a new business venture and a baby boy later, Williams is finally heading back to the land of the long white cloud. So stay tuned for more music in cool places!

  

Charity 

Rod Williams is known for grabbing his guitar and getting behind a good cause.  The Bastrop fires were no exception.  Here Williams and his New Zealand wife, Shelley Mac, bring it to the Wild Fire Benefit for Texas.

Flashback  

It's always fun to pull up some old footage.  Here Rod Williams is performing one of his singles, 'Unreal', on Houston's WFLA Daytime Show. Enjoy!

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