In the third installment of Pepper's Podcast, Pepper is joined by a local music star in the Oklahoma City music scene. Morgan Hartman, lead singer of LCG & The X, a predominately female lo-fi rock band, joins Pepper DeVaughn to discuss an array of topics.
First and foremost, Morgan shares her passion for music and advice for other young, aspiring musicians looking to cultivate a career in her field. Additionally, Morgan shares her personal and professional journey to becoming the lead singer of the popular rock group. But aside from playing shows and cultivating records, Morgan has also needed to pivot and focus on other ways to grow her career amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy another enlightening conversation from one of Oklahoma's finest musicians!
00:17 - Introducing Morgan Hartman
00:50 - How Morgan got started in music professionally
01:45 - Should you risk it or wait?
03:15 - Morgan's first professional gig
05:30 - Why music is her passion
08:00 - Morgan hopes to relate to people through her original songs
09:50 - Morgan's songwriting process and who she writes for
12:00 - How to know when you're done writing and producing a song?
13:30 - Morgan's advice to someone interested in taking a similar path
15:45 - How to get your songs on the air and out for people to hear
17:00 - Making money vs. risky music career
20:30 - Highlights of Morgan's career so far
22:00 - Advice for issues to avoid as a new musician
24:30 - How to tell when someone isn't going to make it as a musician
28:15 - Luck does play a role in finding success
29:50 - What is Morgan's next step?
37:00 - Where LCG & The X will be playing once OKC opens back up
39:30 - Story of Morgan pulling Pepper's daughter up on stage during concert
43:15 - How to find the band and listen to songs online
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