Advice Category

May 1, 2018

What to Do When Performing Turns from Joy to Dread It's Probably Not a Sign You Should Stop Performing

  For me, performing the music I love with the bandmates I consider friends is one of the greatest joys of my life. You can probably imagine, then, how strange it felt after years of performing week-to-week, night-to-night, to suddenly sense that subtle but palpable shift in anticipatory sentiment.  One weekend, seemingly out of nowhere,…

March 28, 2018

“That’s not real music” How to deal with 5 types of criticism at your gig

Discover how to deal with these 5 types of critics who I’ve encountered in my experience as a gigging musician.