Friends of the Expo —Stephen Bond Garvan and Garvan Management

Stephen Bond Garvan

Note from the Expo: Stephen Bond Garvan has been a staple of the Expo for many years. Always informative, Steve draws on many years of experience working with bands and artists. He is a frequent participant in many of the major industry events, as a panelist, mentor and moderator. Say "hi" to Steve at the Expo!

Mark Wehner Benefit Show in Nashville Hosted by Steve Garvan

At the Durango Songwriters Expo I continue twice annually (in California and Colorado) to do song critiquing & organize/moderate the "Build an Indie Career" and Management panels. (Approximately 20 times over 12 years!) See you there!

For 30 years, Steve Garvan has been managing and promoting artists now commonly referred to as "Americana." In the interview below,'s Jack Hayford and Steve discuss this exciting and burgeoning new genre of music.

Americana—The New Home of Roots Music Interview
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Telluride, CO)

Click on the icons below to listen to this program. [37:03]

Prior conference participations as panelist/moderator/speaker/roundtable/organizer at a wide range of events around the globe have included (many on multiple occasions):


CMW–Canadian Music Week


AMA-Americana Music Association-Founding Council and Board Member-8 years presenting "Americana Renegades" Showcase

Musexpo LA & London

Music & Media–Finland



MMF Canada workshops in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & New Brunswick

DFEST Rock Conference & Festival-Tulsa, Oklahoma

Lectures on Artist Management & MMF at University Colorado Denver, Auraria Community College Denver and several COMA (now COMBO) Colorado Music Association workshops & panels.

Topics have included:

Management: What's Changed, What Hasn't

The New Big Picture

Building an Indie Career & A Team

The Revenue Pie is Shrinking but Music is All Around

The Managers Point of View

Building & Breaking an Artist: Step By Step

International: Bringing & Your Music & Career to the US

International: Exporting You to UK & Europe

Managers Panel: The Digital Client

Managers Role in the DIY Era

Who’s Got your Back: The International Managers Panel

When Do You Need a Manager?

Building a Management Business

Management Contracts & Commissions

Finding Artists: How To - How Not To

Managers : Tools & Resources

Roots-Rock & Americana


Prior to 1997 Experience: NYC booking agency; doing nationally touring lights for Poco & others; festival & show promotions; my own booking agency; first management company Bullet Management; several years of major book publishing jobs in NYC and Colorado.

In 1997 I established my (2nd) artist management company, Garvan Management.

Stephen Bond Garvan / Garvan Management
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