"The Shady Bear Sessions" Studio Recordings Are Here!


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

10 Tips For Good Band Members

Anthony Stauffer of the excellent Texas Blues Alley (formerly Stevie Snacks) shares some insights into what qualifies as good citizenship in a band.  Rules to live by!

A sample: "Everybody loves when a tediously planned rehearsal is cut short.  Every once in a while in the middle of rehearsal remember that you've gotta be somewhere and you gotta be on the road in five minutes.  You just gave them their evening back, so congratulations!"

And those musicians who learn the songs in the practice room--rather than at home beforehand--do indeed make me feel even more prepared.  I say, thanks for the morale boost!  Now let me show you those changes again.

Genius.