People ask me what it's like to be on tour, and I'm not sure what to say. What do they actually want to know? Sometimes it's the simple, everyday elements that people find interesting.So, although I risk including too much mundane information, here's a typical day in the life on the road.
Let's say you've just started a new professional group, or have had one for a little while, and are looking for a direction. You've sung some songs you like, emulated your favorite groups, but want to take your sound and career to the next level.I have 3 words of advice for you: Be A Band.Vocal groups are the obvious model for an a cappella group, right? Well, I'm suggesting that mold be broken, and here's why:Vocal groups primarily sing songs written by other people.
What would you say if I told you that genius is within your reach?Seriously. The latest research shows that genius is not magic, and not primarily talent. It's primarily the result of carefully focused work:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/01/opinion/01brooks.html?_r=1&em
Greetings from a van racing across Switzerland to our next (House Jacks) concert.I'm gonna save you an email right now, because I know what you want to ask:"How can my group tour overseas?!?"Well, obviously there are no guaranteed methods or procedures I can offer, but there are a few specific steps you can take:
I've been chomping at the bit to hear the Ben Folds album ever since I got a call from his management floating the idea.Holy &#*#@!!! This is perhaps the biggest thing to happen to a cappella since the Do It A Cappella special back in 1991! The potential audience, the potential snowball effect, the immediate cachet within and without the collegiate world... amazing.However, I'm hugely conflicted in how I should listen to this disc, as I wear a variety of hats in the a cappella community. From which perspective should I review the album?How about all?