Posts Tagged ‘Performance’

The Cajon & You

In Best Practices, expression, Music, Musician, Performance, Studio, Try this, You HAVE to on January 31, 2012 at 9:53 am

No matter what your role in the music industry, from a manager to an artist, from a songwriter to someone who just enjoys pickin’ on the guitar on your porch, the cajon is at the very least an interesting instrument, and possibly an important part of your live show or recording. Read the rest of this entry »

The Voice: It Will Blow You Away

In Ability, Crowds, expression, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Performance, See this, Singing, You HAVE to on April 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

NBC’s “The Voice” is a refreshing and welcomed addition to the current reality talent show competition generation. The show kicks off its maiden voyage with tonight’s season opener where four professional “coaches” of the show are faced with the challenge of stacking each of their team’s decks with 8 vocalists that will go head-to-head this season – ultimately fighting to be crowned The Voice.

The concept of the show is genius – take the smoke and mirrors, autotuners, lipstick, high heels, age limit, and dress sizes out of the equation and all you are left with is the voiceRead the rest of this entry »

Creative Improv Workshop: Beating the Fear of Failure

In Best Practices, Co-writing, expression, Music Advocate, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Fright, Try this, You HAVE to on April 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Is this what stage fright does to you?

“A little bit of stage fright, then I’m ready,” Faith Hill.  The key word in this quote is little.  The excitement of getting on stage before a crowd causes the performer to focus, treat the entertaining position with respect and rise to the occasion.  Fear of being in front of a crowd is common; when it becomes debilitating is when it turns into a problem.  Most professional performers would agree that a small amount of stage fright never goes away. Read the rest of this entry »

Stage Write Songwriter's Night

In Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting on September 3, 2009 at 2:36 am

Tonight I had the privilege to sing in the Stage Write Songwriter’s Night presented by Plugged In Entertainment.  Joy Collins and Joe Hrasna have taken on the daunting challenge of consistently finding, booking, and promoting talented singer/songwriters with this songwriter night.  Every Wednesday night they are there ready to discover new talent and encourage old friends.

Currently held at the Blue Bar, the Stage Write night is like a weekly family reunion.  On any given night the crowd will be made up of singers, musicians, artists, songwriters, and a vast collection of industry regulars.  Although the line up changes week to week, the goal remains the same… sing your heart out.

The night is typically hosted by one of the songwriters of the evening.  They keep the party rolling while the scheduled songwriters rotate on and off the stage.  I had a chance to m.c. the night and it was a blast.  Most nights the performers are joined by percussionists that sit in on the sets and lend a rhythmic hand to their song.  The songwriters that are scheduled to perform either have a 3 song/15 minute spot, a seat in a round, or they are the featured guest of the evening and then you have a larger chunk of time all to yourself! Read the rest of this entry »

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