Thursday, June 29, 2017

Do Less, Inspire More

I was in a rehearsal recently with a world class artist, helping them get ready for their tour of over 100 dates in Europe,...

5 Common Stage Disasters and What to do When They Happen

I'm pretty sure after 45 years of performing music, I have experienced most stage disasters. I might add, it's usually what you remember most...

Without a Vision, Your Show Dies

It’s absolutely necessary for you to develop a vision for your live show. You must ask yourself: “What do I want the end result...

The 3 Reasons Your Audience Goes to Your Show

In the past, I have written about a surefire strategy to get more gigs: no matter who your audience is: you need to exceed...

So, What Are You Worth?

“What is the sum total of your lifetime of musical skill and experience worth for one hour?” This is great question, and one often asked...

When 30 Minutes Is Too Much and 2 Hours Isn’t Enough

I went to a show at the arena here in town to see someone I’d worked with – a #1 artist with lots of...

CODA – NovDec16

This afternoon I attended a small, semi-regular gathering of musicians here in Orange County, in Southern California. Through this group and another small weekly...

Good, Better, BEST!

I can remember as a young boy looking at a popular department store catalog and seeing ads for merchandise that offered three buying options;...

Re-Creation

Only now am I realizing that my early music came with a unique signature because I was too young to know what the rules...

Dumb Luck, or Divine Path?

Recently we saw a movie, and in the movie, a painting was featured that piqued our curiosity. The painting portrayed was valuable, albeit quite...

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