GTR-045 - Crafting a Good Set List

November 20, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 045

Crafting a Good Set List - The set list is the script for your performance. Poorly thought out set lists, or just wingin' it, may lead to less than great performances. In this episode I share my thoughts on putting together good sets.

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GTR-044 - Who You Hang Around With Counts

November 14, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 044

Who You Hang Around With Counts - In this episode I discuss how other people rub off on you, musically and otherwise. The reverse is also true. Think about who you hang out with. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-043 - P.A. System Basics

November 7, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 043

P.A. System Basics - This episode picks up where I left off in #42 and will walk you through the entire signal chain of a typical bluegrass P.A. setup. It concludes with a short course in microphones. You may not need this today but you will some day–with any luck at all! Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-042 - Playing Over P.A. Systems

November 1, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 042

Playing Over P.A. Systems - This episode discusses the mindset and skills you need to play over other people's P.A. systems. When you are starting out that will be most of your gigs. Or if you do a lot of festivals. This episode will help you deal with the reality of that situation. A future episode will talk about running your own sound. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-041 - Dear John…

October 24, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 041

Dear John... - My friend John Teate allowed me to use this episode to "slice and dice" his playing. There are a lot of "Johns" out there and the advice I give him might help you! Are you improvising everything? Are you faking it when you could be "nailing it"? Food for thought. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-040 - Geoff Hohwald Interview

October 17, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 040

Geoff Hohwald Interview - Geoff Hohwald is one of the pioneers in banjo instructional material and an interesting character in the bluegrass world. Join me as I shoot the breeze with Geoff at my kitchen table. I close the show with a tune featuring his hard-driving banjo picking at it's finest. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-039 - Let’s Rehearse

October 10, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 039

Let's Rehearse - After a bit of commentary on the state of the world and my theory of "over connectedness", I fully hash out what it takes to rehearse your band so you can perform at your best. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-038 - Sink or Swim

October 3, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 038

Sink or Swim - Sometimes it is good to jump in feet first and just hope you can make it to the ladder! Sometimes it's good to think things over first. Dive right in and have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-037 - Think About It

September 26, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 037

Think About It - At times all bluegrass vocalists are guilty of singing lyrics without imagining what they are singing about. It's easy to concentrate on how you are singing and forget the important element of what you are singing!

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GTR-036 - The Schedule Master

September 19, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 036

The Schedule Master - The band that says yes first usually gets the gig! Get your ducks in a row and try the schedule master system. Don't be sittin' home when others are out playing and having a good time!

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