We had the good fortune of connecting with Joseph (Jonie) Barrios and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joseph (Jonie), how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
When I first started doing music professionally in my early twenties I was working a lot of late nights doing sessions and playing live shows. That lifestyle can be very fun and exciting, and in a way, I think I glorified the lack of sleep that often associates itself with a career in music. Now that I’ve been doing this for a little while, I realize that ultimately getting no sleep and working all the time isn’t very sustainable for the long run, so I try to prioritize rest more often alongside a busy work schedule. To be honest, I’m still not very good at finding that balance, but I try to adhere to more of a schedule these days to preserve my health and sanity.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My name is Joseph Barrios, and I produce/write music under the moniker “Jonie”. Most of what I make could fall into the “indie-electronic” category, but I make alot of pop, chillwave, and hip-hop as well with other artists in LA and around the world thanks to the internet. I’m getting ready to release my very first album “GLOAM” on July 8th. It’s a collection of songs that are inspired by that time of the day right after sunset.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Cafecito Organico for caffeination. Melody Wine Bar for drinks. Runyon Canyon for influencer sightings. Catch a show at Lodge Room. Be U for Bahn Mis. Top it off with a low key Beach Day in Palos Verdes.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My wife, Katie Cox Barrios. I wouldn’t be here, there, or anywhere without her encouragement and love. I am so thankful for this life with you.

Website: jonie.info

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jonie_jonie_jonie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonietapes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonietapes

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCggRP8IS6nsjYwSzrFaqTvA

Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6bjPrfHZMBdpvnIp2LM57u?si=P3GLV4oNSI2lXcqecDoSBg

Image Credits
Skylar Steinberg – Xky Studios

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