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!

Thanks to Caroline Crawford Consulting for supporting Herizon Music Foundation and the next generation of women in music. More information about her nonprofit consulting services is at  CarolineCrawfordConsulting.com.


Show Notes


— 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!

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