8th of May 2016 Blog update

And the first week of May just flew by. It was a great week. I had a slow start to this weeks vlogs due to the bank holiday we had here in Ireland last Monday, but boy did I make up for it in the rest of the weeks vlogs 🙂

This week did bring forth some valuable lessons as well, so let’s get straight into it.

  1. Little bit of effort goes a long way. I have been recording the rehearsals and by making the effort to set up few extra microphones has given us some nice results. It does take a little bit of work in the beginning of the rehearsals, but it has been well worth it.
  2. Great running shoes can be hard to come by, but when you find them, they are worth their weight in gold.
  3. The last one is a bit of a vlogging lesson. Always film more rather than less.

This weeks song is all about the relationship between and artist and the audience in a live music setting. The song is available to download from my Bandcamp page right now and you can find the link and read all about it here:

Tonight’s the night

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, the start to the week was slow. In this vlog I take you to the St. Stephen’s green for a wonder, as apart from my gig, not much more happened in my day 🙂

Vlog 169 Random Sunday

Again the Monday was a bank holiday here in Ireland and for most part of the day we spent shopping and watching movies. But Brian (the barman, not the banjo player) shares his thoughts on how we should make folk music more sexy:

Vlog 170 Making folk music sexy

This weeks studio vlog is a deep one. I share a lot of insight about file management, editing vocals and I show you some of my vocal recording process:

Vlog 171 Digging deep

During the week I modified the classic Boss DS-1 for Brian (the banjo man). In this vlog I walk you through the modification and give you a before and after comparison:

Vlog 172 Boss DS-1 mod

As usually is the case, in the Friday’s vlog I talk about this weeks song in more detail. But I also show you my new running shoes and share some music from our sessions during the week:

Vlog 173 Thank you in Finnish

Last but not least in the Saturday vlog I bring you along to our rehearsals, where you get to hear us working on some new music, as well as performing a live version of “It ain’t easy”, we take you along to the Music maker and finish the day in the Porterhouse for a few drinks and some nice food:

Vlog 174 It’s her first time

So that wraps up another action packed week. Next week should be good. I have my birthday coming up, so that can take the vlogs in many ways, lets hope for the best 😉

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So there we go. Next week when I’ll be writing this I’ll be another year older and none the wiser 😀 Hope you guys have a great week.


The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE


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