Mark Carpentieri teaches public speaking at Queensborough Community College and is the owner of M.C. Records, a blues/roots music label based on the South Shore of Long Island. Mark is also a graduate of Queens College. In this interview, Mark shows the connection between public speaking and running a label, talks about the need for online teaching and learning, and explains what makes a good blues drummer. Suffice it to say, this interview covers a lot of ground.
As someone who loves music, talking to Mark about his life in the music industry was a real treat. As was his optimism about the music industry and about higher education.
A few links to check out after you listen:
- American Association of Independent Music; aka NAIRD vs. AFIM
- Joanna Connor killing it on YouTube
- Sacred Steel
- The Lee Boys