We’ve seen some nice growth to the Bluegrass Nation membership in recent weeks and lots more activity on the Facebook page and that’s all great news. But I’m baffled by all the profiles I visit with NO content on the page. Y’all took the time to set up a profile (all of 1.5 minutes right?) but then left your “wall” blank! You may be under the impression that you have to do a big first post or figure out the interface to get something going and start a conversation. But no! Just browse around the site and use the Pick It button. That puts that article, video, link or photo on your wall for all of us to see. Then I can figure out a little bit about you. A blank wall is like a blank stare! Who are you poeple?
This poster is so great it makes me want to go to Australia for the show. The band is one I wrote about in my Tamworth roundup in late January – the fabulous Mustered Courage from Melbourne. Follow them at @MusteredCourage
Show graphics are one of those business tactics that gets overlooked too often in bluegrass. It tends to be the jammy guys that do the best job – Yonder and Stringudsters have awesome poster art. Make every gig an event people. Hire friends or recruit local art students to make something.
I was impressed by this check-list of on-line outlets for musicians and a real-life picture of the discipline it takes to maintain. But this guy has it down. For working musicians…
Musicians are expected to be everywhere these days. We’re interacting on social networks, following up on blog comments, keeping our profiles on countless music sites up to date, and checking our stats and analytics with a variety of online tools. It’s enough to make a lifelong indie yearn for a label – one with a marketing department!
Most of these items don’t need to be addressed daily, but they do need to be performed on a regular basis. Tasks that have to be done on a given day, I schedule. Everything else is relegated to The Weekly Batch™ (note: not actually trademarked). I tackle the entire list as a single to-do item on Friday afternoons, when I find it hard to do much of anything else.
Here’s my latest iteration:
Source: Music Think Tank - http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/the-weekly-batch.html
It’s hard to believe that it has now been over a year since my hero Earl Scruggs passed away. This video was done to honor the legendary banjo player who inspired me to create The Bluegrass Bus Museum. I first heard bluegrass music when I was a young child growing up near Los Angeles, like so many people I experienced the sound of a banjo for the first time because of The Beverly Hillbillies. That sound stuck in my head and never left!
For more information about the portable museum please visit the website www.bluegrassbus.com
Danny Clark is now taking an active position in promoting the Bluegrass Bus Museum daily via their Facebook page and has been digging deep into their archives and pulling out vintage photos of bluegrass and country western artists interacting with The Bluegrass Bus Museum.
The Facebook page can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/TheBluegrassBusMuseum
Played the Zac Brown Festival together in Charleston SC.
Nu-Blu kicks off their 10th Anniversary year with the launch of a brand new website and a national tour that will take them across the country performing at major festivals, concert halls, and more. The band will soon announce details of an upcoming album, but they are continuing the celebration of their latest album, NAIL BY NAIL.Source: Hope River Entertainment - https://hoperiver.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/nu-blu-kicks-off-10th-anniversary-tour-with-a-new-website-and-chart-single/