The Summerglen Files

Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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When a Band is Like Family

August 25th, 2008 · No Comments

On Friday evening, I had the pleasure of playing with my favorite band, Keith Henderson and the Illusions. Why are they my favorite band to play with? Well, Keith Henderson puts on quite a show, and he’s won numerous awards for his tribute to Elvis. And all the guys in the band are excellent musicians [...]

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Tags: a day in the life · Live Music · musical collaboration

The Benefits of Getting Out There

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

As I said in the last post, since I’ve lived here I’ve always wondered why there aren’t more musicians out playing in public. So this summer, instead of wondering, I’ve decided to become one of those musicians! For the past couple of days, Andrew and I have gone around town scouting for places to play, [...]

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Tags: music business · musical collaboration

Musical Symbiosis

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Andrew and I have been working on getting a new band together, and of course that means making charts! Our first rehearsal will be this weekend, so we set a deadline of today to have charts and mp3s ready for all our band members. Taking a bunch of songs off the record and making accurate [...]

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Tags: musical collaboration · Practice Tips