E144:First Time Home Recording As An Artist, Authenticity, & Balancing The Gig Life W/ Andrew Geano
Updated: Mar 9
Boston based singer/songwriter Andrew Geano and I sit down to speak over life as an artist through COVID times, differences between recording your own music at home and working with a pro studio, covers verses originals, process, and the value in authenticity and lo fi experiences. In this episode learn what it takes to properly balance the gig life with a day job and how to conquer unwanted pieces of the process. Music, day to day life, and what can happen in the Boston music scene.
In This Episode We Cover
Recording your own music through initial COVID lock downs
Differences between recording your own songs and recording at a pro studio
Authenticity in your creative
Human element verses polished and perfect
When is it time to go to a professional studio?
Cover gigs vs originals
Creative doesn’t always have to be real or make sense
Consuming new music and art even when you may not like it at first
“ When it comes to demo’s even if they don’t have the studio polish to it, there’s a certain charm that comes from lo fidelity that comes from demos.” - Andrew Geano
“ Hearing someone saying your lyrics back at your face when you are at a new venue in a new place you are like “What the F$#$* is happening!?”. - Host Dave Swillum
“ Theres not such thing as a wasted moment when it comes to consuming new art.” - Andrew Geano
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