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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 »

Catch Up On The Voice Before Tomorrow’s Show

In Ability, Best Practices, expression, Industry News, Know This, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Stage Fright, You HAVE to on March 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

If you are watching season 2 of The Voice, you know that part 2 of the battle rounds recently delivered gymnastic vocal runs, cracked high notes, and tips from the elusive “How to Be Successful in the Music Business” handbook.  We can rest assured that at this point everyone is talented, but can they handle the rigorous competition and budding personality disorders contracted from reality TV? Read the rest of this entry »

Mary Gauthier: The Foundling

In Best Practices, Best Practices, Favorite Song, Hear this, Industry News, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

Just now coming down from the musical high that The International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis delivered, we bring you a conference highlight – Mary Gauthier (pronounced GOH-shay).  Let’s start with a quick wiki bio to open you up to who Mary is; at least briefly in black and white…

Gauthier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Given up at birth by a mother she never knew, Gauthier was adopted by an Italian Catholic couple in Thibodaux, Louisiana. At age 15, she ran away from home, and spent the next several years in drug rehabilitation, halfway houses, and living with friends; she spent her 18th birthday in a jail cell. Read the rest of this entry »

We Will FOLK You: 24th Annual International FOLK Alliance Conference 2012

In Ability, Best Practices, Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Music, Music Business, Musician, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on February 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

There is no shortage of music, talent or heart at the 24th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference.  Singer-Songwriters, artists, gypsies, an array of musical instruments and lyrical styles takes over the downtown Marriott of Memphis, TN. We will, we will folk you! Read the rest of this entry »

Space Capone: Somebody Still Knows How To Perform Live

In Ability, Best Practices, Crowds, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on January 26, 2012 at 7:17 am

If you are stuck on thinking there is only one kind of music in Music City, can that and think again. Their ain’t nothing Country about what was bursting out of The Mercy Lounge this past Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Vocal Practice/Warm-up

In Ability, Best Practices, expression, harmony/BGVs, Know This, Music, Performance, Singing, You HAVE to on February 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

Guest Blog by Vocal Coach - Jessica L. Ford

A study by Elliott, Sundberg, & Gramming emphasized that changing pitch undoubtedly stretches the muscles, and any singer will tell you that vocal warm-ups make them feel more prepared. Physical whole-body warm-ups also help prepare a singer. Muscles all over the body are used when singing (the diaphragm being one of the most obvious). Stretches and relaxation of the abdomen, neck, and shoulders are important. Stress and tension can influences the sound of the voice. 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 »

Help! I’m Not Creative Anymore!!

In Art, Best Practices, creativity, mind, Music, nashville, Performance, Ponder this, Try this, You HAVE to on July 9, 2010 at 6:00 am

“Help!  I have lost my spark, my zen, my reason for being?  Creativity is gone and living in someone else’s soul.  I haven’t painted in weeks.  I don’t write songs anymore.  Why sing a song that no one listens to.  Photography, what’s that?!”

Sound familiar, not feeling productive lately?  Don’t worry, your passion isn’t permanently gone.  Read the rest of this entry »

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