Musician Monique DeBose - "Perspective"

LA native Monique DeBose is an award-winning playwright and Jazz-R&B-pop singer/songwriter, who has toured and entertained audiences throughout Europe, India, and Asia. Her third album–The Sovereign One - debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts.

Monique DeBose from The Sovereign One album.

Monique DeBose from The Sovereign One album.

Inspired by her experience of of what it means to be half African American, half Irish American, she has also created the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America to initiate conversation and heal race relations in America.

I managed to catch up with Monique in between shows while on tour to talk about The Sovereign One and her arch as a musician. I hope you find her as engaging and entertaining as I did.

A big thanks to Monique for joining us this week. You can learn more about her by visiting And hats off to our talent producer, Kelli Richards, 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.

Photographer Trey Ratcliff - "Mix It Up"

Trey Ratcliff is best known for his vibrant landscapes. But he’s also a student of human nature. His photography business is fueled by combining compelling landscapes, with daring post production, and adding a dash of insightful marketing.

On today’s show, Trey shares some of thinking behind this approach. The lessons that he’s learned may help your creative endeavors as well.

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 New Zealand via Skype to hear what Trey has to say. Thanks for coming along.


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