The word "multi-hyphenate" may have been created for maestros like Josh Alltop. The Texas native and current Nashville resident has been banging on the drums since he was 4, and has quietly carved a niche for himself as a go-to songwriter and producer. In an exclusive interview with the Artist Uprising podcast, Alltop talks about the balancing act that comes with being an artist in the 21st century. But the biggest takeaway from Alltop's interview is the important of marching to the beat of your own drum.
"I've always known music as what I wanted to do," Alltop says. "After that, it was, 'Okay, how can I make this work?' And you figure it out."
While Alltop loves his home in Texas, he stresses the importance of finding the space that is best for you and your creative journey.
"I was wanting something more than the current environment I was in," he says of his move to Nashville. "It's that realization of, 'These are the things that I want, and here's what I need to do to get them.'"
Alltop also emphasizes supporting fellow artists, which he does at every opportunity. The producer-songwriter has worked with dozens of artists, fine-tuning their sounds, crafting sonics and helping them pursue their passions.
"For now, I'm still balancing all of the plates," he says. "So we'll what happens next.