We had the good fortune of connecting with Seth Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Seth, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
After working dozens of jobs of all kinds in many different cities and towns across the US, and after spending years working overseas in different industries, it finally dawned on me that I had always held only one passion through all my years and experience. At age 33 the same passion and excitement for creating original content and sharing it with the world still burned in me as hot as ever. I finally accepted that I would never truly be fulfilled until I was providing for myself and my family with my creative abilities. I realized I would never be satisfied until my passion could also provide my provision.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Please tell us more about your art: I write and perform all original music, all across the country. My music is shared most often from my 1970’s jumbo body acoustic cutaway cedar bodied Takamine guitar and the only voice I have. My songs share my perspective on life, love, friendship, faith and self reflection. My art and music is authentic and consistently strikes a deep chord inside of me and it’s listeners.
We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others:
There once was a life I was conditioned to believe I was suppose to live. At age 32 my wife and I knew there had to be more to life than just living, working, sleeping… repeat. We looked at each other and knew it was time for a hard reset. We sold our home, sold our new truck, gave away the car that was paid off, gave away everything inside our 2000 sqft house and hit the open road in a built out 1998 chevy astro van to chase our dreams. Our dream was and is to make a living with our creative passions. We did it, were doing it.
What are you most proud of our excited about:
I’m most excited that we’re now three years into full time travel, tiny living, owning a small private business that is funding our lifestyle and the product is my original music and show. I’m proud that my wife is editing her first book Desy’s Diaries and getting to accomplish a life long dream of hers. I’m most proud that we had the courage to leave a very safe, very cushy, very unfulfilled life behind, and jumped into the darkness before we could ever see the light.
How did you get to where you are today professionally:
There are no shortcuts to success. Once our minds were made up to find a way to pay our bills and live our life on our own terms, the next step was lots of hard work. The work started with identifying what kind of life we wanted to live and what kind of people we want to be. Once we landed on these answers we started working that backwards to actionable steps. My wife and I had to and have to combine our individual talents and gifting’s and work as a team to make this dream a reality. They say behind every successful man is a good woman. I know for me, that’s the truth.
Was it easy?:
Living your dreams is the easiest thing in the world and the hardest one too. To live a dream is to work it until you’ve given your all. Because its your passion and heartbeat, however, somehow under all the pressure and weight to succeed there is an effortlessness that comes right along side and reminds you to smile, you’re not at that office job that almost killed you.
If not, how did you overcome the challenges?:
My number one tool for overcoming challenges is finding proper perspective.
What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way:
I’ve learned that nothing of value comes without paying the price. That jumping blind is most certainly worth it. That following the peace to get where you want to be. That silence speaks louder then a scream and that at the end of the day playing it safe will land you in a bed of regret.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?:
I want the world to see myself and my wife and believe that a life of freedom is real. That people can stay married and in love and work as a team. That music and art from the heart can change the world and that everyone has something to say, so you best get to it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them?
Arizona is such a unique place with so many great choices. Given my musical and adventure lifestyle I’d be sure to introduce them to the local music scene, the craft breweries and of course show them one of the countless incredible hikes this region offers.
Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’d have to hit dinner at Beckett’s Table, The Macintosh, a lunch out at Los Dos Molinos. A day at The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix would be a must and then out to hike the endless trails that call Arizona home.
In your view what are some of the most fun, interesting, exciting people, places or things to check out?
What can I say Arizona has it all. Whatever you’re looking to find is here, at it finest.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It takes a village they say. For us it was a rowdy crew of the best kind. We met Joe Moxley and his loyal pack of family and friends the night I debuted his wine tasting room in downtown Jacksonville Oregon, June of 2020. Joe, a successful entrepreneur himself, doesn’t just own a wine tasting room, he owns a handful of successful companies. One of which happens to be a screen printing and graphic design company, “Moxley Media”. The night we met Joe we formed a friendship and eventually a partnership. Moxley Media being our merchandising sole provider, they helped us start this little bootstrapped merchandise pop up to go along with the musical show. Along with a win win arrangement and a friendship to boot, Joe and his team have had our backs and gone above and beyond for us time and again! Thank you Joe Moxley and team!
Desiree Brown – all photos