In This Episode – Guitar Techs
Guitar Techs Lauren Ellis & Jessica Baker Don’t Fret The Small Stuff…
Today, we’re coming at you from Strait Music, Austin’s 3rd generation, family-owned music store that has won the Austin Music Awards Best Instrument Repair award for three out of the last four years.
The secret sauce includes not one but *two* female guitar techs (and multi-instrumentalists) who work side by side. Which is like finding a 5-leaf clover in the desert.
Meet the women who are upstairs, behind the bench, and close to every guitar’s heart: Lauren Ellis and Jessica Baker.
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In this episode, Lauren and Jessica share:
— The difference between guitar techs, backline techs, and luthiers.
— Lauren’s experience of touring with The Eagles vs. The Monkees.
— Jessica’s hardest gig EVER, and why she’d do it all over again.
— How to play with the boys and be taken seriously.
— Are United Auto Workers union members natural musicians? Lauren knows best 🙂
And, of course, The Shakedown!
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— Guests: Lauren Ellis and Jessica Bake
— Host: Thea Wood
— Production: Podcast Engineers
— Voiceover: Cathryn Wood
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Jessica Baker and Lauren Ellis Links
Lauren Ellis Page: LaurenEllis.com
Jessica Baker Page: Jessica Baker on Facebook
Strait Music Page: StraitMusic.com
If you like guitar techs Lauren & Jessica, you’ll love Web site: audio engineers Juno Black and Willa Snow!