Want to know how to make yourself more desirable, marketable, and overall employable as a side-person or session musician in today’s post-pandemic climate?
In this session from the 2022 DIY Musician Conference in Austin, TX, you’ll hear Damon Grant (who’s worked with Charlie Hunter, Madonna, and many more) and Stephen Bidwell (of Black Pumas) talk about: good preparation, the right tools, memorization hacks, professionalism, finances, and much more!
Though both presenters are percussionists, this conversation is relevant for any instrumentalist or vocalist who seeks to work in a supporting role, on tour or in the studio.
Damon gets to talk to Doug about the Grammys, moving, teaching at the University of Michigan, teaching, tech and much more. There are other segments like R.I.P., gig alerts, music news among others.
Damon gets to talk to Shawn about his new book, some tabla history, his upbringing, new projects and more. There are other segments like gig alerts, a PASIC recap, iconic recording, music news and others.
Damon gets to talk to Kai about Denmark, 6 mallets, creating an instrument, Central and South American Marimba and much more! There are other segments like helping Robert Vilera, gig alerts, iconic recordings, music news and others.
Damon gets to talk to Gilmar about many of his life adventures and travels. He also talks about his forthcoming album and masterclass, as well as his other talents from singing, playing other instruments, photography and haberdashery. There are other segments too!