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Archives for August 2016

Band Workshop – Fairview Union – Segment 4 of 4

Live Music Producers finish their work with the band Fairview Union during the band workshop portion of Tom Jackson’s bootcamp in September of 2015 Backstage Pass VideoBackstage Pass Videos offer a wide variety of great information that will help you improve YOUR live show! You’ll see how to use Tom’s Live Music Method concepts in […]

There Must Be Some Misunderstanding

     I HATE being misunderstood.  Things I say that didn’t come out right, or something I did being taken the wrong way…maddening!  Makes you just want to buy a TV ad and shout to the world, ‘NO! That’s not what I meant by that!’ or ‘That’s NOT what I do!’      It’s somewhat […]

Band Workshop – Fairview Union – Segment 3 of 4

Live Music Producer Tom Jackson with Fairview Union at Tom’s Bootcamp September 2015 This is part 3 of 4 of this Bootcamp video just for Backstage members! Backstage Pass VideoBackstage Pass Videos offer a wide variety of great information that will help you improve YOUR live show! You’ll see how to use Tom’s Live Music […]

Part 2 – State of the Music Industry and Your Live Show

     You are the character. People come to see people they don’t come to hear just music.      We need to leave space in your show so your personality can come out.  That’s all part of what’s inside your song.  It just needs to be rearranged so your personality can come out and […]

Band Workshop – Fairview Union – Segment 2 of 4

Band Workshop during Tom Jackson’s Bootcamp September 2015 Backstage Pass VideoBackstage Pass Videos offer a wide variety of great information that will help you improve YOUR live show! You’ll see how to use Tom’s Live Music Method concepts in your own songs as you watch other artists learn and apply the fundamentals. Plus, you’ll hear from […]

Your Show, Your Vision

     I realize I risk critique from writers everywhere with this blog, in that it goes in many different directions and doesn’t have one specific subject. But, I don’t care.  Fact is, there were so many things touring artists need to be reminded of, that came up in a recent week of rehearsals, that […]

State of the Music Industry and Your Live Show!

     You need to decide!  Are you a “recording” artist or a “performing” artist?!  Seriously, most of you NEED to become a better performer for the sake of your career!  Tom Jackson comments on legendary music blogger, Bob Lefewitz’ blog and offers valuable insights on why you need a great live show and how to […]