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Hippy Drummer Craigslist Ad

nashville craigslist > community > musicians please flag with care: miscategorized prohibited spam/overpost best of craigslist   Hippie Drummer Seeks Nashville Destiny! (The Universe) Date: 2010-03-12, 12:28PM CST Reply to: comm-t7kew-1640680321@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] Hark ye players and muses of Nashville! I have arrived after a long journey to slap five with Music […]

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Addressing The “Hang Factor” – Part 3

A drummer friend called me once from the road. His band was enjoying a nice wave of success, with a single on the radio and a tour selling out big halls and theaters all over the country. They had worked hard and broken through to a huge fan base. Now it was time to capitalize […]

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Addressing The “Hang Factor” – Part 2

  The music business allows artists to play for a living while enjoying a never ending stream of new people, places and experiences. With hard work and some good breaks you can even make a decent living. But the competition increases as you ascend the ladder and you can’t always expect to have a great […]

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Addressing The “Hang Factor” – Part 1

Musicians get to “play” with passionate, creative people, see the world, receive the adulation of fans, and, in some cases, even become rich in the process.  But because of such enticing possibilities there is a never-ending crush of skilled players jockeying for good gigs, which creates a friendly but authentic rivalry that raises the standards […]

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How To Work On Your Feel

  Terry Carroll: Luce Photo There are many ways to get a different meaning from the same sentence. A simple four word introduction, for example, can be altered by accenting any one of the words. “MY name is Steve.” conveys a different meaning than “My NAME is Steve.” And we can emphasize the other words […]

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The Best Gig I Never Had

Train

I got a call once from the band Train. They were finishing a tour and had a problem. It seemed their drummer’s wife was nine months pregnant and someone hadn’t done the math properly. They currently had a week left with two shows landing just days before her due date. Scott Underwood, the drummer, had […]

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Is It Possible To Make A Living As A Musician?

If a person is destined to become a professional musician there isn’t much anyone can do to change their direction or alter the process. What begins as a casual day dream slowly morphs into an intriguing possibility and from there, settles in like a tic that never leaves. At some point there is no more […]

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Bittersweets Show Announcement 3

We wanted to get to some pro reviews so we left our music on a few answering machines and asked people to call us back… and they did! The first message was from John Popper. He didn’t speak but played a furious harp solo that told us all we needed to hear. He loves our […]

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Bittersweets Show Announcement 2

“Bittersweets to Play Special Concert for People Under House Arrest” Nashville locals, the Bittersweets, recently got a taste of captivity when the band was trapped in an elevator at the Green Hills mall for a full 20 minutes. “It seemed like a lot longer than that.” said Steve Bowman, drummer for the band. “Now I […]

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Bittersweets Show Announcement 1

RE: Bittersweets Record Release Show on 9/4/08 Dear Nashville Publicity Group – I hear you will be handling the press release for the Bittersweets’ Sept. 4th record release show at the Rutledge. Congratulations in advance for getting involved in what will likely be the biggest thing to come out of the Music City since Elvis! […]

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