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Are You a Fine Meal or Goulash?

I want to give my audience what they came for – and they came to experience moments!

As musicians, we assume the audience is there to hear some good music. We have some great musical moments for them, and some cool lyrical things going on. In one song there’s this awesome bass lick, and in another song the lead guitar is stellar.

But audiences can’t discern that stuff because they’re not musicians! It’s like a big plate of goulash to them. So we need to make it more obvious – more like a filet mignon, baked potato, salad, and key lime pie. It would be a pretty bad chef that would take all those things and stir them together so you couldn’t recognize what you were eating.

When someone tells me they’re going to be playing an hour show, immediately everyone in the band thinks a set list of 13, 14 (or more) songs. I want to say “hold it! – what if we just create 7 great moments?… Read More, Watch, Comment – Backstage Pass Required

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