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Chasing Summer

In Co-writing, harmony/BGVs, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Sun. Cool breezes. Warmth. Eternal Summer. What would life be like if you never encountered Winter’s seasonal chill? Evading the brittle trees waiting for leaves and snow covered ground dreaming of green would place you in a category of gypsies chasing Summer. With a good travel agent, you could traverse the globe in search of mild climates, always landing in sunshine… never seeing Winter again.  That’s what Tammy Rochelle and Joseph Bamber have in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Tammy Rochelle: Liberty Spoke To Me

In Best Practices, creativity, Hear this, Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, See this, Singing, Songwriting, Studio, You HAVE to on July 27, 2010 at 1:00 am

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Tammy Rochelle’s 5th project, “Liberty Spoke To Me,” is a break through album for her. “This is the first time I feel like my music was understood by the musicians in the studio.” It is difficult for an artist to put into words the music that is so intimately internal. Read the rest of this entry »

Tammy Rochelle: Freedom In Paper Lines

In Best Practices, creativity, Curiosity, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on July 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

Tammy Rochelle, "Liberty Spoke To Me"

In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dull and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused. ~ Ernest Hemingway

North Carolina native Tammy Rochelle has gone and seen and done.  Since an early age she has dreamed and believed more than the eye can see or ever imagine.  Read 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 »

Networking In Nashville On A Budget

In Best Practices, Live Music Venue, Money, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Recommended Music Venue, Try this on September 14, 2009 at 7:00 am

When your bank account can’t be tapped and all you have left are the clothes on your back and the gas in your tank… where do you go when you want to network in Nashville?  I am one of the many musicians in this town that came here to make music and I am on a budget in a town where everything seems to require money.

Part of establishing yourself as a viable member of the Nashville community is networking.  You need to see and be seen.  Bar tenders need to know your name, house bands need to smile when you arrive, and you should be a facet at songwriter rounds.  However all of the food, drink, and gasoline that this requires can make you just want to stay home. Read the rest of this entry »

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