In this week’s Gig Gab, dive into the nuances of being a musician and producer, all rolled into one. You’ll explore the art of practicing effectively, a skill that’s as crucial as it is often overlooked. Get insights from the legendary Rick Rubin and his book, “The Creative Act,” a must-read for any serious musician. The episode also touches on the timeless talent of Bruce Springsteen and delves into the intriguing collaboration between Rick Rubin and Paul McCartney in “McCartney 3,2,1.” The discussion then shifts to the practicalities of auditioning a bandmate. It’s not just about talent; it’s about fit and synergy. Remember, whether you’re in a band or just a group, the dynamics and chemistry matter immensely.

The second half of the podcast features Dave recalling his experience filling in for the Houserockers with Paul in August 2016 – a testament to the importance of adaptability and skill in a musician’s life. The episode concludes with a crucial reminder: it’s absolutely fine to be in the music BUSINESS. Embrace it as a legitimate and vital aspect of your musical journey. And while certain chapters, like the Uptown Celebration, might come to an end, remember, in the world of music, as in life, it’s all about the mantra, “Always Be Performing.” Keep this phrase close to your heart as you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of music and performance.


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