Episode 53

Published on:

12th Jan 2021

Earning Respect on the Road with TM/PM and Guitar Hero, Stu Berk

Stu Berk is one of the good guys. From his early days playing guitar in a band for which Matt happened to be the agent, to more recent efforts as a Production Manager, Tour Manager, and even as substitute guitarist in Young the Giant, his efforts are informed by a belief that building respect is a critical component of the concert touring industry. In this episode we talk with Stu about the experiences that helped shape his perspective, his work on the LVL Up Benefit Concert, a new education focused project he champions called EVEN, plus we forecast our inevitable return to work based on recent developments.

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About the Podcast

Hustle Like U Broke
A Balanced Look from Behind the Scenes, Celebrating the Working-Class Heroes of the Concert Industry
Matthew Walt, Kyle Hamilton, Christine Dallas, and Chris Lee tell their stories from the trenches of the live entertainment world. With over 80 combined years of experience, working with a wide range of A-list artists - including Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, JLo, Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Mac Miller and more - these concert veterans share their unique perspectives on surviving and thriving in the music world. Joining them each week are the people that make the shows happen – the working-class heroes - including production vendors, touring and production managers, engineers and techs, MDs, stylists and backstage managers, bus drivers, tour accountants, travel agents and many more.