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August 13, 2010
The Friday the 13th Guide to Live Music Shows
Believe it or not, that's the official name for someone who has a chronic fear of Friday the 13th. Yes, if you haven't noticed, today is indeed that date. (Sorry to deliver the bad news.)
For whatever reason, Friday the 13th fills some people with superstitious notions and fear. Need I even mention the name "Jason"?
But you know what else is scary? The way that most musicians treat an incredibly important aspect of their career. (How's that for a smooth transition?)
When you really think about it, it's downright stupid how this crucial component is so overlooked. Of course, I'm talking about your live gigs and how they are so casually planned and presented -- compared to so many other things that musicians do.
Please watch this video of Live Music Producer Tom Jackson, who touches on it in this clip, which was recorded at the Indie Buzz Bootcamp event I presented in St. Louis:
Think about it! You plan out in detail every note of your recording sessions. You are meticulous when it comes to your gear and effects and microphone choices. You examine every word of your lyrics for impact.
But when it comes to performing a live show ... most musicians wing it. Why? A live performance is one of the most powerful ways to connect with new and old fans alike.
Don't leave it to chance. Because that would be truly scary!
If you really want to improve your live show, check out Tom's 7-DVD set called "All Roads Lead to the Stage." Tom is a friend and a great teacher who has worked with Taylor Swift, Jars of Clay, Jordin Sparks, and many others.
As I've said before, once you've been exposed to a Tom Jackson workshop, you'll never think of a live performance the same way again."
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