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Re: what do loopers do when they're not looping?
Well...I am a professional musician, and actually do a lot of solo/looping
gigs. I have two teaching grants thru the California Arts Network and an
Artist in Residence grant from the Calif. Arts Council. This allows me to
quite a few art gallery/museum shows, as well as such weird gigs as a tour
of several venues in the Caliif. Penal System!
This reminds me of Jon W's "salute" to Rick Walker at Loopstock. I
I too am somewhat of a protege of Rick's (he and Bill really got me into
looping; prodding me until I finally got a looper....)For some time I was
most concerned with making money thru music. I struggled as a session
player/sideman in various styles, until, heeding Rick's wise advice, I
to follow my heart. Now I make a comfortable living doing what I really
love. I am much happier, and I think that shows thru my music. I still do
sessions and such, but 70% of my income is from solo bass/looping shows.
hmmm...a solo bassist/looper who makes enough to buy a house in
California...am a I blessed or what?
BTW...I have just released my first solo CD, which some of you grabbed at
Loopstock. There are some samples up at mp3.com
let me know what you think...
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