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2020 From the Music Venue Perspective

2020 From the Music Venue Perspective

December 3, 2020

In tone-cast 72, we're talking with McQ Olsen from ExtraMile Arena about music venue dynamics in this strange year. He talked about his experience working in the venue for 20+ years in all types of roles and how they have had to get creative to adapt to cancelations, rescheduling and safety. 

 

We're all rooting for the live music scene to come back and we particularly enjoyed this conversation from the type of places that it happens. 

 

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Why we’re hopeful for the music industry

Why we’re hopeful for the music industry

November 11, 2020

In episode 71, we talk about the ways we're hopeful our industry will pull through this. From more people modding guitars, to getting creative and resiliency shining through, the music industry will continue to work hard and adapt to the very real challenges we face. 

 

 

So what’s the new release? Say hello to Gatekeeper Pickups!

So what’s the new release? Say hello to Gatekeeper Pickups!

October 29, 2020

In episode 70, we talk about our newest release, Gatekeeper Pickups! 

We're releasing 5 sets of pickups at a killer price point of $99 ea. Hear the story behind the line, the tones and more information as we talk about on of our biggest product released ever. 

Find out more here: https://www.porterpickups.com/gatekeeper/ 

 

 

Mitch from Emerson Custom - Pushing Through and Making it Work

Mitch from Emerson Custom - Pushing Through and Making it Work

October 6, 2020

In episode 69 we're joined by Mitch from Emerson Custom. We talk about how he's handled all the changes this year to how he made the jump to full time in the early years or Emerson. We also talk about what makes a good pre-wired kit and why he's gravitating towards acoustic guitars in his spare playing time. 

Emerson Custom Website: https://emersoncustom.com

Pickup Chooser Form: https://www.porterpickups.com/pickupchooser/ 

Steve Sterlacci -Diversifying Yourself as a Guitarists and Handling Change

Steve Sterlacci -Diversifying Yourself as a Guitarists and Handling Change

September 29, 2020

In episode 68. we're joined by guitarist Steve Sterlacci of the Jessica Lynn Band. We cover everything from how they as a band have handled a European tour being cancelled because of Corona to creating online content and growing your skill as a guitarist. We cover why he's a huge fan of digital modeling and how he's been growing his newer Youtube Channel. 

Episode Links

Jessica Lynn Band: https://www.jessicalynnmusic.org

Steve's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbawdoeGr439blez7bqmjHQ

Steve's Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/stalach/

Pickup Chooser: https://www.porterpickups.com/pickupchooser/ 

5 Key Areas of Focus for our Business in 2020

5 Key Areas of Focus for our Business in 2020

September 11, 2020

In Episode 67, Mike and Brian talk about 5 areas of focus for our business as we navigate the craziness of 2020. These areas have been key for our growth as a business and have made a massive difference to our outlook and results. 

 

Nick Greer of Greer Amps

Nick Greer of Greer Amps

September 1, 2020

In episode 66, we're joined by Nick Greer of Greer Amps for a show covering a wide range of topics. We talk about his love for interesting and unique guitars, Eastman Guitars and what the pandemic has taught him to never forget about his business.  He also challenges me to re-release the Greer wind pickups we created and to make a guitar with three tele bridges. A little more free form with this one, but we had a great time recording. 

 

Greer Website: https://www.greeramps.com

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Ken Steorts: Founding the Band Skillet and Running a Music College in Memphis TN

Ken Steorts: Founding the Band Skillet and Running a Music College in Memphis TN

August 25, 2020

In episode 65, we're joined by my friend Ken Steorts. He's the director of Visible Music College in Memphis, TN. 

We cover everything from his time as the founding guitarist of the band Skillet to running a music college in these strange times. We also get to talk about some of his favorite gear, music inspirations and some advice he'd give aspiring musicians trying to make it. 

 

Read Kens "Music is Important" Blog: https://visible.edu/category/music-is-important/

Visible School: https://visible.edu

Pickup Chooser form: https://www.porterpickups.com/pickupchooser/ 

 

Entering the Podcast Vortex with Blake from the Tone Mob

Entering the Podcast Vortex with Blake from the Tone Mob

August 17, 2020

In episode 64, we're joined by Blake Wyland from the Tone Mob to talk all things podcasts, the pulse of the gear industry and more about the "Shred Shed" located at his house. 

We also cover some gear regrets and what one Guitar-Pedal-Amp combo he'd play if he had to choose.

Find Blake's other podcast ventures here: 

Tone Mob: https://tonemob.com/tag/podcast/

Chasing Tone Podcast with Brian Wampler: https://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ 

 

Mike from Delaney Guitars on 17 years in the guitar business

Mike from Delaney Guitars on 17 years in the guitar business

August 10, 2020

In Episode 63 we're joined by Mike Delaney from Delaney Guitars. Mike shares with us about what makes a good artist endorsement and how he didn't have a guitar he completely loved so he got into the guitar business to help others find their dream guitar specs.

 

Delaney Guitars Website: https://delaneyguitars.com

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