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Sitting Down on the Job – (Becoming Stool Savvy)

If you’re doing 45+ minute sets, where people come to listen to your music, you need to consider using a stool for a song or two.  Maybe I SHOULD say instead, you should be doing a couple of songs in the 1-2 range.  These are “more emotional”, “you can hear a pin drop” songs.  (See the section […]

Your Success is Important to Me!

As we say here in the south, “I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed”.  But, one thing I have is perspective.   I’ve worked with hundreds of artists over the years and taught at workshops around the world.   My expertise is the live show.  I’ve seen the struggles artists have with their careers […]

The Mic Stand – Your Cool Tool

If you’re a singer/front person, you need to know how to use a mic stand in your show.  A stand, just like a mic or a stool, is a great tool to use for some songs, and if used correctly, can really make a visual impact. First of all, make sure you secure a straight […]

My Purpose = Furthering YOUR Purpose

Over the last year I’ve been pondering my purpose in this life, and reflecting some on what I do for a living. Each day I wake up feeling grateful to be able to have a job I look forward to, because I know not everyone is able to make that claim. Now I know it’s […]

5 Onstage Distractions You Should Dump NOW!

When we’re helping artists with their shows, we’re teaching them what to do to make their shows come alive. But at the same time there are things they need to STOP doing as well.  Some performers have developed bad habits over time and don’t even realize they are doing them!     Here are five…check […]

Would You Want Free Publicity Like This?

I recently was sent a live show review from one of my artists that blew me away. The band is called Nikki’s Wives and based near Toronto.  I’ve talked about them before but this review was one I just HAD to show you, because of its focus on the live performance. The band had played […]

Full Circle Interview

In 2016, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Full Circle Music.   I would like to share the interview with you, so you’ll need to carve out a little time, get a cup of coffee (or tea….or?…) and sit back to listen to this 48 minute interview/teaching session.     Full Circle Music […]

The Super Bowl, Lady Gaga and YOU

Up until late in the 3rd quarter, the most exciting thing about Super Bowl 2017, would have been the halftime show…but the Patriots came from behind and won in overtime…the first overtime in Super Bowl history! Yes, Lady Gaga put on an entertaining show, and by the looks of my Facebook feed that night, an […]

Five Things You Need to Do to Put Together a Killer Live Show

I love doing interviews with music industry people who are trying to help musicians improve their live show.  Here’s the #1 blog on EMusician’s website that I hope will help you, too!!  It was written from an interview I did with Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan.   Randy Chertkow & Jason Feehan are musicians, authors, […]

Owning It!

We’ve all had people in our lives probably, telling us to ‘own up’ to something or other.  Or to ‘own’ something – meaning, ‘make it yours!’ Grab on to it and TAKE it. I’m often telling artists while rehearsing that they need to really own it. After we make changes and map out a song […]