Walrus Audio’s Deep Six

Previously, I had posted about live gear that guitarists use during performances. The Deep Six by Walrus Audio is one new addition to my live rig that I am very happy with. Read More…

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Making Mistakes

I made a pretty horrible mistake during one of my shows this weekend. I started a song in the wrong key. So when the rest of the band entered, it sounded like a train wreck. Read More…

Live Performance Gear

The instruments and related gear that I use for live performances is much different from what I would use when recording a track in a studio setting. This has to do with the fact that when you perform live, you’re expected to reproduce the sounds you hear in each of those songs. Read More…

Daily Social Media Marketing

I got my Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies in 2006. Performance was the emphasis of the program I attended, and I was not given much training in the area of marketing. Read More…

Learning Guitar Parts

My grandfather came to one of my shows, and couldn’t believe that we had memorized all of the music we performed. (We had performed a 2-hour set that night.) He is not a musician, so I explained that the more songs you learn, the more you start to find similarities that make each new song manageable. Read More…

Eating Well on the Road

I have to travel a lot for gigs, and I’ve developed lots of routines for making it more tolerable. However, eating well has still remained difficult. Read More…

Good article for freelancing musicians.

I work as a performing guitarist. Typically, I have 1 or 2 groups that I perform with regularly, a handful of guitar lessons and classes that I teach, and the occasional gig as a sub. Keeping my schedule full can be tricky. This article by John Gorrie paints a good picture of what it takes to be successful as a freelancing musician: Read More…