From wrestler to writer
People are often surprised when they hear that I used to be a successful wrestler and now I’m a songwriter. Apparently, these are two things that don’t go together in most people’s minds. To me, however, wrestling and writing/performing my type of music have a lot in common. There are a lot of similarities between the two activities that shaped my life. Let me explain. When I talk about...
Album review from Akustikgitarre
Akustikgitarre, July/August 2011 —-Scroll down for English translation—- Markus Rill – Wild, Blue & True Nachdem Markus Rill seine letzten drei Alben in Nashville aufgenommen hat, ist es Zeit für Neues. Lange hat der Ex-Würzburger Americana-Alben in Serie veröffentlicht, die dem direkten Vergleich mit...
Way Down up in Sweden
At the wonderful Songwriter Festival in Visby I enjoyed sharing the stage with friends. Here’s an impromptu version of Way Down with Annika Fehling – who organized the festival and wrote the song with me – and my friend A.P. Meister. Don’t be shy to sing along – our camera man Thomas does, too :-) July 2, 2011
Bad travel karma and good music in Sweden
On stage at the Songwriter Festival in Visby/Sweden. Photo: Jon Strider Hey everyone, I’m back from a wonderful trip to Sweden which had everything you’d ever ask for: Adventure, great music, good friends, challenges, love and more. I had been invited by my friend Annika Fehling to perform and host a workshop at the International Songwriter Festival in Visby on the wonderful island of Gotland in...