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Tom at the CD Baby DIY Conference October 2016

     I had the privilege of working with the band ‘Running Red Lights’ at the CD Baby DIY conference in Chicago on October 1st, 2016.        Making even small changes to your live show can completely change the dynamics and the impact you can have on your audience.      Here are two video clips […]

Your Songs Don’t Sound the Same

Your songs don’t sound the same, so they shouldn’t look the same! Communication from the stage is 15% the content you bring – your words and stories and lyrics.  30% is the tone or emotion you bring it with.  But more than half of it, 55%, is what the audience SEES. The problem with what […]

Tom at CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference – 2015

     Grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable to watch Tom at the 2015 CD Baby Conference in Chicago.      You’ll watch, along with some 1000 attendees, as Tom works with a band on performance skills. Backstage Pass VideoBackstage Pass Videos offer a wide variety of great information that will help you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Band Workshop – Fairview Union – Segment 1 of 4

Band Workshop at 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 […]

Meghna Mahambrey Song & Critique Review Video

Some songs aren’t necessarily meant for radio airplay… but that doesn’t mean they can’t (or shouldn’t) be a part of a great set! However, the way you perform them, musically, verbally, and visually, does need to be approached differently when it comes to your live performance of them. In this case, you’ll hear Tom explain one of the […]

Herbie D & the Dangermen Music Makeover Video Part 5 of 5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Herbie D & the Dangermen Music Makeover

If you haven’t watched the first 4 parts of this Live Music Makeover with Herbie D and the Dangermen, do it before you watch this last and final clip. Because Tom is going to completely change everything up for the band! In order to give Bootcamp artists the best learning experience, Tom decided to pull […]