2 days ago
3 days ago
Genius at work! ⚡🛠️⚡
The hardworking Rachel Orscher doing that programming thang!
Repost from @jasonhalbert
Today is International Women’s Day! I’m blessed to be surrounded by and work daily with amazing women, but today I want to highlight Rachel Orscher (@janeblackmb), my amazing assistant for the past 6 years (though assistant doesn’t begin to describe what she does). Less than 1% of all programmers/engineers/producers are women, but I put Rachel in the top 1% off all of them, male or female. I tend to get most of the ‘glory’ for the work I do for Kelly Clarkson, but this lady is responsible for so much of what you hear. From choosing cues for The Kelly Clarkson Show, to programming all the sounds you hear, working on arrangements, making sure my live rig is running for the live shows, handling cue sheets, she’s the one that makes it happen! And on top of all that, she manages to be an amazing wife, one of the best chefs we know, and an unbelievable singer and artist. I hope all my peers can find a talent like Rachel in their lives - but no, you can’t have her! Thank you Rachel for all that you do, and for being just an amazing human being!
#womenproducers #womenprogrammers #womenmusicians ...
4 days ago
The incredible @sierradawnhull 🔥🔥
Back in January just before the doors opened at the beautiful @bartertheatre for my first performance of the year, @_bellamazzola_ (📽) and I decided to sneak up to the balcony and film a quick live version of this song. The lyrics feel closer to home now than I could have ever imagined at the time.
#sierrahull #songwriter #singer #guitar #acoustic #songs #music #bartertheatre #virginia #25trips #everybodystalking #video ...
5 days ago
That @meesh.lee is FIERCE!⚡⚡⚡
I’ve played bass guitar for 11 years. I’m definitely not the most talented or skilled guitarist, but I’ve had quite a bit of experience holding down a bass line, since I’ve had the opportunity to play music with @mikeleemusic on stages all across the country. 🌎
This past fall, I took on something NEW. I started playing synth bass, with the help of our insanely talented friend @landonbailey on the part of designing and programing the rig. Synth bass is used a lot in pop music and fits well with what we do stylistically — plus it allows me to fill our sound out better when we travel with a small team.
My parts are basically the same, but (obviously) the instrument is VERY different. Songs that I can play in my sleep on the bass guitar suddenly required all of my attention to play. I mean, I never even took piano lessons as a kid! So, I labeled the keys, swallowed my pride, and dove in headfirst.
There were definitely a couple of moments early on when I was sure my whole body was on fire because I hit the wrong key from stage. But now, I’m LOVING it. I love what I can add to the music now, and I love being able to do both depending on what’s best for the song.
Cheers to everyone stepping out of a comfort zone! Keep on keeping on. I hear the best things grow out here. 🌱 ...
1 week ago
Our friend @rainicolemusic Check out her music and give her a follow! 🎹🎶🎹🎶🎹
Side note: our first rackmount direct box is named for her, RSW2+2 featuring Jensen Transformers. It's available for order on our website.
#keyboardrig #keys #piano #singer #songwriter #talentshow #touringtough #jenseninside ...