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A Crowd Of One

What’s the biggest crowd you’ve played to? 5? 50? 500? 5000? What’s the most important crowd you’ve played to? The answer…ALL of them! 

I remember the 1st time I played this little Cigar bar in Troy, Ohio I think…

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Music, MMA, and Drones

Most of you know what drones are…those pesky little flying machines that many Go Pro users have to get amazing video footage while sometimes invading privacy or at the very least, making us feel like we’re being watched because well…

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Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…a well-known line from the movie The Wizard of Oz. It comes up in the scene where Dorothy and her friends discover that the “Wizard” of Oz is really nothing more than…

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Better Is Not Always Best

Truth be told at the risk of sounding arrogant, I'm a better guitar player than the majority of artist that I produce. Most are more than very capable and some are quite good. Many however ask me to play guitar…

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Collin On Phil

I heard a Phil Collins song on the radio the other day and it got me thinking…remember when MTV used to play music videos? Video totally changed the game for the music biz as now everyone’s first exposure to an…

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100% of Zero

Often as a musician (or in any field where fees are negotiated) there is a saying something to the effect of 50% of something is better than 100% of nothing. However, I recently realized that is not always the case. 

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Trickle Trickle

I currently reside in Nashville which is affectionately known as Music City. However lately the music part has begun to shrink. There has been an influx of people moving into condos across from bars and complaining about the music which…

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Passing The Hat

Last month my blog was about the many hats that musicians have to wear these days but sometimes it’s not best to try to do it all. DIY means Do It Yourself but that doesn’t necessarily mean Do It ALL…

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A Musician of Many Hats

I have been known to wear many hats both literally and figuratively. As a musician, the latter, especially these days is imperative. Traditionally a professional musician pretty much had to just worry about making music and hope they can gain…

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The Led Legacy

The Led Legacy 

I saw Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (son of Led Zeppelin drummer the late John “Bonzo” Bonham) recently and while often children of celebrities try to go out of their way to separate them from their…

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Tonally Up To You

I went to see a good buddy of mine the other night play, Damon LaScott, who is an excellent guitar player and while listening to his  playing I also really marveled at his guitar tone. Then it dawned on me…

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The Boogeyman, Sharks, and Musicians

The movies Halloween and Jaws have always been not only 2 of my favorite movies but 2 of the scariest I have seen. Unlike a lot of blood and gore movies where everything is right in your face what makes…