Musician Alan Howarth - "Street Smarts"

Alan Howarth grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, playing music in local rock bands. Over time he navigated his way to opening for national touring acts including The Who and Cream. From 1976, he provided synthesizer support for fusion jazz band Weather Report, which relocated him to Los Angeles. His next career break came in 1979, when he met the sound effects team for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, and was taken on as a sound designer for the following six Star Trek films.

During his time in LA, he met and began collaborating with John Carpenter on films including: Escape from New York, Halloween II, Halloween III, Christine, and They Live.

His journey from Cleveland to Hollywood was fueled by a combination of talent, business savvy, and street smarts. And he shares some of the philosophy behind his decisions on today’s podcast.

Welcome to the Nimble Photographer podcast, hosted by me, Derrick Story. My quest is to find artists who have created their own definition of success. Yes, finances play a role in all of our lives, but are they the only measure? And how can you put a price on the experiences along the way?

Today, we travel to Newport Beach, CA to learn from Alan Howarth. Thanks for joining us.

Alan Howarth

Alan Howarth

A big thanks to Alan for joining us this week, and hats off to Kelli Richards, our talent producer for making the connection. I’ll be back next time with another artist and the thoughts behind their creations. Until then, this is Derrick Story, the Nimble Photographer, wishing you great success in all your endeavors.

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