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I have a very special guest on the podcast today – Aaron Espe!
Aaron is actually the incredible creator behind the good movement music here on the podcast, so I was very excited to have him on the show. I’ve been a fan of Aaron’s since I first heard him play (I like to consider myself a ‘superfan’) – his music has been like a soundtrack for my life over the last few years, and it really helped me ‘get moving’ again when I needed it. We talk about what Aaron’s journey has been like in the music industry so far + where his focus will be next, what went into creating the good movement music for the podcast, the inspiration and details for his new book, On Songwriting, and more.
Aaron has experienced a lot over the last twelve years – from originally being a Starbucks barista to becoming a professional songwriter in Nashville, he really wants to help aspiring songwriters navigate their journey a little bit easier. I’m honored to have gotten to work with Aaron on my podcast, and have his support in bringing the good movement music to life. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
Aaron Espe is still two Spanish courses short of his English degree. In 2004, he dropped out of college to begin touring as a singer-songwriter. After burning out from the road and being diagnosed with a severe anxiety and depressive disorder, he moved with his wife to Nashville, Tennessee to try to make it as a working songwriter. He served lattes at Starbucks to Taylor Swift and tuned pianos until eventually signing a publishing deal in 2012. His songs have been recorded by prominent artists across multiple genres, while his solo albums have amassed nearly 100 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music, and have also been featured in numerous commercials. He lives with his wife Heidi and their four sons in East Nashville, Tennessee. His new book, “On Songwriting: Practical Tips and Insights from a Decade in Music City,” came out in November 2023. Fortunately, the book is not in Spanish.
In this episode, Behind the Good Movement Music with Aaron Espe, we cover:
- Aaron’s journey so far in the music industry, and how he’s choosing to focus on making the next, best decisions for for his values and family
- Aaron’s thoughts on good movement + our first connection about the podcast
- The process for creating the Good Movement music for the podcast
- How Aaron’s song for the podcast brought me joy and really helped me get moving again in my own life
- Aaron’s Up North album + co-writing, and how it’s changed since the pandemic
- The inspiration for Aaron’s new book, On Songwriting: Practical Tips and Insights from a Decade in Music City + what you can expect from it
- The power of actually writing your thoughts and ideas down in the moment
- Not discounting the mundane, everyday tasks in your life
Resources & Links:
- Aarons’s Book, On Songwriting [affiliate link]
- Good Movement Trainings
- Learn more about T’s coaching, group trainings, and self-guided learning
- Shop FFB
- Good Movement music by: Aaron Espe
- Podcast produced by: Jill Carr Podcasting
Connect with Aaron:
- Follow on Instagram
- Follow on Facebook
- Follow on Twitter/X and TikTok
- Check out his YouTube
- Send him an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with Terryn:
- Follow on Instagram @terryn.drieling
- Check out my website
- Send me an email at email@example.com
More about the Good Movement Draws Good Movement podcast:
In stockmanship (the art and science of handling cattle in a safe, effective, low-stress manner), we have this phrase . . . good movement draws good movement.
It’s this thing that happens when we ask a small group of cattle, maybe a cow, or a pair to move out in a certain direction and their movement draws the whole herd into moving in the same direction.
Good movement happens when we approach the cattle with a positive attitude, read and really listen to what they’re telling us, and communicate accordingly.
We don’t approach the aware, flighty cattle the same as we do the tame, docile cattle. We adjust ourselves, our energy, and approach, and communicate with each differently.
These adjustments help us effectively draw good movement from each, which then draws good movement from the herd. But it starts with us.
The same is true for humans. Good movement starts with us.
Welcome to Good Movement Draws Good Movement, the podcast where farmers, ranchers, and rural folks can grow relationally through awareness, understanding, and effective communication.
Hey, it’s me – T. I’m your host, and I, along with my guests, will be covering topics related to drawing good movement – things like self and social awareness, brain science, positive psychology, extending grace, and so much more.
We’ll share tools that can help you understand why you are the way you are, why others are the way they are, and how you can use that to step out of self-told lies with grace and compassion to draw good movement in conversations, relationships, and life in rural America.
Tune in every Tuesday and make sure to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode! Let’s go draw good movement!