Live-sound advice, tips, secrets and Jedi mind-tricks from an unconventional, rule-breaking, maverick audio engineer. With no prior experience, no musical abilities, no formal education, no industry connections and no money, I became a live-sound engineer at the relatively old age of 35. Exactly three years after mixing my first show for a few people in a dive bar I was on tour mixing for 20,000 per night. I have since gone on to tour around the world with incredible performers, all while holding down my dream gig as the Head Engineer at one of America’s most beloved live music venues, Bottom of the Hill. Most of the tips presented here are intended for beginner level concert audio engineers (and struggling musicians!) so they can learn the skills and mindset required to make their dreams come true.
Me at the 9:30 in DC