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If you read part 1, you probably were thinking I was saying we should all play for free (don’t do it, unless a charity) and we should all just hug and sing John Denver songs (real name Deutschendorf  BTW). Nope, I’m like any warm blooded human and American, show me the money! let’s derail this...
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“Hey dude, you playing at Wombats, that new bar in town?” Hell no man. “Why dude?” Not enough money man. “What do you mean? Isn’t some money better than no money? No man, we know our value. As someone who has booked myself and artists, I have actually used the phrase “We know our value”...
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By Carey Henderson I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 31 years. I started like many people: my parents bought me an inexpensive guitar, because they were smart enough to start this way to see if I’d stick with the instrument first, I took lessons (from Jason Harlow himself), and spent a lot of time driving...
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Oh no, pucker factor 10! (pucker factor – the amount your butthole clinches up during a tense situation) In a world far far away, this is a fictional story. Jim Smuckatelli, bass player who played with the band “Sasquatch” comes into rehearsal with a new band called “Lazerbeam”. Now everyone knows that Jim is a...
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Written by Jason Boyd – Professional Drummer When Jason Harlow invited me to write an article, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about first… Groove. Groove is such an important element of music that I find is too often overlooked. In my opinion it is what makes music truly enjoyable. I really look...
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Have you ever stepped back and considered all the moving parts of a band? It’s a miracle things actual happen at all given how humans interact.Ever thought about your role in a band? Am I a support or lead musician?Am I a volunteer or getting paid?Will I be allowed and/or expected to contribute creative ideas?Do...
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“Dude, we should totally be a Slayer tribute band” / “no man, I think we should only do country music!”. Yeah, that’s real. It exists. Two musicians discussing their goals and desires to form the ultimate band. Houston, we have a problem. Most of the bands I’ve seen that are short lived happen for a...
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“Great Job Man”… for some, the most important thing you could ever say. More powerful than money, gifts, or acts. Why? Because these folks respond to “words of affirmation”. Admittedly, this is what drives me and I think it probably drives most musicians. At the end of the night, I’m not thinking about money, what’s...
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Note: These are some perspectives, opinions, and truths I’ve found from my travels and dealing with humans for many years in music and business. These are no brainers for many but I hope these thoughts may assist you in building a great band and make you a better band member or artist. If you disagree...
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Thanks for inquiring. We get a lot of requests to play our venue so this is to help explain how to go about booking with us, who we are, why we are doing this, and what to expect. First and foremost, welcome to Live at Harlow’s, a venue built by musicians for musicians for the...
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