Tag: Chris Jones

Again with the Monetizing

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ah, Facebook. We love it and we hate it, sometimes at the same time. And, best of all, just when we think we understand it, they change it on us. It’s enough to make you go back and revamp your MySpace page. I think I […]

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#SocialMediaResistance

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This will be a two-part series on the use of social media by bluegrass artists and business people. The second part may be just one long rant. Those of us who are attempting to make a full or part-time living in this business have been […]

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Nice guitar you got there…

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There’s a perception in some places, in Nashville especially, that songwriters and publishers are becoming overly aggressive in their song-pitching strategies. I have to respectfully disagree with this viewpoint, and below I will submit my argument that, in fact, people aren’t pitching their songs aggressively […]

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Don’t let old Satan hold your hand, Steve

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Last week I urged you to celebrate Musical Illiteracy Month. My hope is that by now, you’ve hidden and found your musical illiteracy eggs, and placed tablature under the children’s pillows to be replaced by monetary gifts in the middle of the night, courtesy of […]

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Don’t know nothin’ ’bout lit-ra-cy

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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You may not be aware of this, and your calendar may not show it, but in addition to this April of 2014 boasting Easter, Passover, and the U.S. and Canadian tax deadlines, April is also Musical Illiteracy Month. If you’re like most people, you’ll just […]

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Road restroom ratings for troubadours

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For the male road musician, the highway men’s room is a sad fact of life. Last week I promised (or threatened) to begin publishing road bathroom reviews in this space, and if I fail to deliver on that, I’ll be no better than the reluctant […]

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Road restroom reviews – an analysis

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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At one point several years ago, my bandmate Ned Luberecki and I were going to start writing road restaurant reviews. It was never going to include any upscale places, because that would have required actually eating in an upscale restaurant. Instead we were going to […]

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Free downloads from Playing On The Planet

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Playing on the Planet is a band that writes and plays an odd mix of music: groove grass, jam grass, hippie grass, Americana. Or as they call it, “cosmic rockin’ boogie grass.” As true peace-and-love residents of the planet, they are sharing the wealth by […]

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Tax time for grassers, part II

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The plan for this week was to provide some tax advice for working (or occasionally working) bluegrass musicians. As I mentioned last week, I’m not qualified in any way to dispense this kind of information, but since this has never stopped anyone from giving me […]

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Tax time for grassers

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It has been my contention for a long time that a great number of bluegrass music fans have no idea how little money the average bluegrass picker lives on. That’s generally how the average bluegrass picker would like it to be, too, since people in […]

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