Getting Better Every Day (Are You Doing That?)

This is where I leave you, if you only sing, pick an instrument and learn to play it. I don’t care if it’s the tambourine, start somewhere. If you only play and instrument, dust off those YouTube vocal lessons and start learning to sing, at least a little. If you already do both, add another instrument, go back and learn to play different styles of music, big or small, doesn’t really matter, just add a little something to your craft and keep getting better every day.

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Persevere Dear Troubadour

As a long time musician that isn’t widely famous, I hear it all the time, “When are you going to quit music?” Um…"When are you going to quit breathing?” It’s really a rude question that I wish people would think about before they ask, but I know why they ask. They ask because they really don’t get it. They see bands playing at dive bars barely making a living, or “hobby bands” full of near retirement age people jamming away on the weekends only, and they think, “What could possible drive them to keep doing that all of the time if they aren’t famous?” Well that’s what this article is about, why us “non-famous” musicians keep practicing, keep playing and keep persevering.

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Write the Song Anyway

This blog post is for songwriters, all songwriters: the published, the not published, the ones making money and the ones that never even let the song leave the napkin. Regardless of where you’re songwriting “career” is, If you’ve written a song, you are a songwriter and I have some tips for you. This blog isn’t a guide to songwriting but more of a reason to why you should write songs, I’ll write another one with tips for writing your song.

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