In a recent podcast at Slate.com, the New Orleans singer walks through the financial realities of making a living as a musician in New Orleans.

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Sarah Quintana

[Updated] It's easy as music lovers to get lost in the romance of music and miss the financial realities of a life spent making music. They have an impact on what musicians do, but the relationship is more nuanced than you might think.

Slate.com's "Working" examines how people make a living, and in a recent episode, Adam Davidson interviews singer Sarah Quintana about how she makes ends meet. In it, she talks frankly about the kinds of tradeoffs and balances that musicians have to strike, and choices she has made that are better for her art than her bottom line.

The Sarah Quintana Trio with Joe Cabral and Robin Sherman plays Bacchanal on Sundays from 4-7 p.m.

Updated April 21, 9:17 a.m.

The performance video was changed to the studio version because the performance video will be coming down.