Hi it’s me, Ben. Yes, it’s true. Unfortunately, the time has come for me to depart Wisconsin Music Ventures as I go full-time at another job while continuing to do some freelance journalism/blogging on the side.
Before I go, I’d like to say that I’m truly grateful and appreciative of the opportunity Allison has given me to work with such a rad, unique roster of musicians. As a journalist I have a huge passion for storytelling, and getting to know each musician/group and hearing about what they’re up to, how they got here, and what keeps them going over the last year and half has been quite the rewarding experience. Especially in a world that has been increasingly bleak and predictable, Wisconsin Music Ventures has been an awesome resource for musicians to really invest in themselves. Everyone has gotten something different out of it and I hope that they continue to.
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to chat with me week by week. It’s not goodbye for good – I’ll still be around at Milwaukee shows when I can and I hope to keep in touch with as many folks as possible. I look forward to seeing what Wisconsin Music Ventures will continue to do in their mission of getting working musicians great gigs. Cheers y’all!