Mary Spender has recently completed a UK tour, where she was also the tour manager and (at least part-time) promoter … and she’s posted a vlog to show us what it was really like.
The thing I loved about this was how Mary shows us that it is possible to take music on the road and put on your own tour in this day and age. If you can draw a crowd, keep things minimal, and organise things yourself, the dream is in reach.
Watch the video for the whole story, and then please head over to YouTube to leave a like and a supportive comment.
Mary Spender has posted a new guitar challenge up on her YouTube channel: record a song using 10 guitars or more.
There’s a long and glorious tradition of YouTube musicians setting musical challenges for each other, most recently the Write and Record a Whole Song In An Hour. Mary’s hoping to start the next challenge with this one! She got the idea from her time at Port City Studios, where she made a video using 10 of the guitars they have up there.
Today’s video isn’t the song itself; it’s a behind-the-scenes look at all the effort that went into putting the song together. A great look into what it takes to be a YouTube music star like Mary is.
Have a watch, and then please head over to YouTube to leave a like and a supportive comment.
For this week’s Tuesday Talk, Mary Spender walks us through the history and recording of her new song ‘Only One’.
This is the first song where Mary has done all the engineering herself. She normally records in a studio, but this time she wanted to have more time to work on the song – and studio time quickly becomes very expensive.
Please head over to YouTube to leave a like and a supportive comment. It takes a lot of courage to share this kind of information, especially in today’s world of armchair critics and trolls.
Mary Spender’s Tuesday Talk this week is an interview with Angela Petrilli of Roses & Cigarettes. They met at Winter NAMM 2018 thanks to John Meyer’s PRS press conference.
Check out the full story in Mary’s video.
Angela talks about her Martin acoustics, and from the look on Mary’s face, they’re clearly a couple of very special guitars. She also mentions the upcoming acoustic EP that she used the guitars on. Mary also teases us about an acoustic jam with Angela … but we’re going to have to wait for her next video to enjoy that.
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