As this is the first TheMusicator Blog, I thought introductions are in order. Hello, TheMusicators are husband and wife team James and Mary Best, and Scott Starbuck. We are all retired from long and rewarding careers in the mental health field, looking to earn some extra income while indulging in our passion for music and a desire to contribute to the art. So...
Local, Live, Loved is our motto. James and Mary have been seeking out and enjoying local music for years and have never passed a street busker without placing money in their hat, guitar case, or tip jar. We love the music, the creativity, and the passion of live performances and the magic that fills the air around performers and audience! Scott also nurtures a life-time love of music.
We see this process and all involved in it as representative of the finest that mankind has to offer. It provides hope and is a counter to the long list of civilization's ills. As such, live local music requires nurturing and that is what we are about.
We do this by promoting local musicians/bands, and venues in any way possible. We created a YouTube channel to showcase musician performances to help them find gigs and build a fan base. We created a social networking presence to publicize artists, venues, shows, and original music. We are working hard on a website to provide musicians training and educational resources, to aid communication and outreach, and to showcase their work for fans and venue owners. We are creating We are working with others in the profession to provide hands-on workshops to help musicians. We created this blog to post helpful information to all folks involved.
We are a business, although friends and family tend to smirk at our efforts. All of our services have thus far been provided for free, as we acquire the equipment we need, hone our skills, network, tweak our productions, and develop valuable but affordable service plans. Our "build it and they will come" approach appears to most to be a pretty lackadaisical business plan.
Yet we know it is all going to work out well because of all the good things that keep happening as we trek along on our musical excursions. We keep meeting good people, learning new things, and running across opportunity after opportunity. We believe that concentrating on the goals stated above will bring us ample reward soon enough and our pensions keep us from starving.
In the meantime, we enjoy the facts that we only work with people we like a lot, on music we love, and in environments that turn us on. And we hope we are, in a small but very important way, improving the world and the lives of folks around us.
Our website is: TheMusicator Dot Com
Our YouTube Channel is: TheMusicator YouTube Channel
Our Facebook Page is: TheMusicator Facebook Page
TheMusicator Blog is: http://www.blogger.com/
Written by James Best
Cheers, and keep on musicatin'!