Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library. It’s on most of the podcast platforms besides the ones mentioned here.
This week’s conversation is with Margot Pierard. She is a singer. Born and bred and based in Hawke’s Bay. This chat was recorded up there a few weeks back when I was in the town visiting. I met Margot for the first time late last year when I sorta shared the stage with her. She was singing a house concert with Wil Sargisson (piano). And I was asked to do a wee poetry interlude. It was a fun gig – and though I’d seen and heard Margot sing before I was blown away by her skills as a song communicator. She so deeply feels the tunes and sells the story of them. We have been corresponding a bit since and I knew she came from a talented musical family – knowing some of the other members or seeing them perform at least. So I wanted to chat with Margot.
And here we are.
We had a great conversation – it got pretty deep I reckon. It certainly brought out some things in me too. Since this chat I was back in Hawke’s Bay and had a chance to see Margot and Wil perform again.
Also, and this is a first in the history of the podcast, I wrote a poem directly inspired by this very conversation. In fact you might even call it a collaboration – the story is Margot’s from this chat and some of the words in the poem come from her, some come from me and so I’ve given her an inspiration credit.
We talked about performance, anxiety and also the grind of just trying to get things done as a creative artist. I really loved this chat – particularly since I think Margot is a very special talent. So I hope you enjoy it also. And if you get the chance to see her perform please take it.
This is episode 253 of Sweetman Podcast – my conversation with Margot Pierard.