Archive for the ‘Road Musician’ Category

What To Consider Before Going On Tour

In Best Practices, Best Practices, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Road Musician, Try this, You HAVE to on April 12, 2012 at 5:29 am

Coming down from Pittsburgh, the “City That Rocks” as ranked by Esquire Magazine in 2004 at the following popular Pittsburgh music venues and clubs, Chet Vincent & The Big Bend make Music City, USA a stop on their Spring tour schedule.  Appearing at The End, Chet brings his vulnerable vocals and throwback lyrics to the music lovers of Nashville. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Summer NAMM Kicks Off… GO!

In Industry News, Marketing, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Performance, Record Label, Road Musician, Studio, Studio Musician, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on July 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

Are you thinking about setting up a home studio and learning recording technology? Are you seeking to improve your guitar tone or vocal miking skills? Perhaps you’re interested in checking out some of the newest musical product innovations that the industry has to offer. If so, you better not be missing out on 2011 Summer NAMM in Nashville! Read the rest of this entry »

GRACEful Halloween

In Ability, Best Practices, Best Practices, Crowds, expression, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Road Musician, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Fright, You HAVE to on November 2, 2010 at 7:09 am

© 2010 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

The club music comes to a stop,  sending out a silent warning enticing the crowd to cheer – the show is about to begin… Read the rest of this entry »

Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum’s Christmas May Come In January

In Industry News, Know This, Life Around Me, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Road Musician, Studio Musician, You HAVE to on December 16, 2009 at 5:00 am

“You better watch out… might even cry… you’re gonna pout… I’m telling you why… Music City Center is coming to town.”  That is the song being heard at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.  The proposed Music City Center is in the works to be voted into existence or off the books January 19th of 2010.

“The controversial new $585 million convention center for Nashville, the largest capital project in Tennessee history seems to have the assured support of the Metro Council.  Though the recent unveiling of the project’s long-awaited finance package lacks financing for a hotel, a component viewed almost universally as crucial to the facility’s long-term success, lobbyists and Council members on both sides of the issue all seem pretty confident that the Council, the ultimate arbiter on the question, will approve the so-called Music City Center come the 19th’s critical final vote.”  (The City Paper, December 13, 2009)

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Musician of the Year WHO??

In Best Practices, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Road Musician, Studio Musician on November 11, 2009 at 5:00 am

National media has been buzzzzzing about the CMA Awards.  Good Morning America, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, along with others have featured musical guests and live performances to feature the nominees of the show.  Even the online radio station, http://www.pandora.com had advertising spots pushing the show.  You have seen the likes of Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley, and Tim McGraw just to name a few grace the air waves pushing their agenda and giving good press for the CMA Awards.

A few names you will not see in the general press are the nominees for Musician of the Year. These individuals have dedicated their lives to country music and they will be in small print at the bottom of press releases and breezed by on the red carpet. This town is about hard work and sacrifice.  These people leave their families and friends and travel on the road right along the side of the artists but you can’t see them cause they are standing in the shadows of the spotlight. Read the rest of this entry »

On The Road Again

In Best Practices, Musician, nashville, Road Musician, Studio Musician on October 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm
Talk about life on the road!

Talk about life on the road!

Musicians come in all shapes and sizes.  They normally fall on a continuum between being primarily a live musician and being a studio player.  In the lifetime of a musician, they can certainly be both.  But each major category has its characteristics.  One of which is accuracy.  When you see a live show, if the lead guitarist misses a note, by the third song you may forget this and be rocking out to his encore at the end of the concert.  In the studio, time is money and the more accurate the better. Read the rest of this entry »

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