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I'm a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who can play solo acoustic as well as with my band, Mike Dubose and The Dissidents. I'm also able to run sound (for another act). I just released an acoustic CD called "Head Above Water" produced by Bill Teags, and recorded/mixed by legendary Grammy-winning engineer/producer Stuart Sullivan (Willie Nelson, Sublime, James McMurtry, Jimmie Vaughan, and many more). Mike Dubose is what Bob Dylan would sound like if he had grown up listening to punk rock! Already critically acclaimed, Mike is a homegrown Austin, TX singer-songwriter. Having grown up around the talent that has sprung out of Austin, such as James McMurtry and Tish Hinojosa, Mike has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Pete Seeger, Elliott Smith, Indigo Girls, Foo Fighters, Son Volt and Wilco. When the CD "Head Above Water" was originally discussed, it was going to be a total rock-band project. However, once inside Wire Studio in Austin, it quickly became evident that an acoustic approach suited the songs. Mike always writes on acoustic guitar, so it seemed only natural that the audience should get to experience the songs as they were written. With the engineering expertise of Stuart Sullivan, producer Bill Teags enlisted the help of local Austin musicians Danny Levin (cello), Amanda Kitchens (accordion), Sumner Erickson (tuba), and Diana Bruschke (backing vocals), to bring life to Mike's musical ideas. Each song on this CD has a story that is told through well-crafted and thought-provoking lyrics. Accustomed to the painful side of life while vowing never to give in to any affliction, Mike's lyrics bring you into each story. You can feel the raw emotion just underneath the surface, waiting to capture your mind and draw you in. For example, "Head Above Water" is about struggling with depression and the will to survive through a painful healing process. "George the Prophet" is a commentary about the damage to our liberties that is prevalent in American politics, and how we are allowing ourselves to be morphed into an Orwellian state. Pain, anger, hurt, and joy are all exposed in "Jane Doe #5", a song about two women, and how irrational life can turn out. - Review of "Head Above Water" from CDBaby So, give me a call, and we'll discuss your project!
Al was quick to respond to my request for a resume. He spent time with me to go over my thoughts and then offered some very positive suggestions. The resume was sent to me three times until I was completely satisfied and then it was transferred to a flash drive for my keeping. Al was fast in completing my resume and has a desire to please any client.
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Mainly,I teach drums/percussion of all genres (Latin, funk, hip hop, rock, experimental, fusion, reggae, country, metal, progressive, and creative), I also teach songwriting/ lyric writing. I also teach guitar, mainly rhythm guitar, but mostly chord progressions and different voicings of chords. I have a unique approach to teaching/coaching. I am very patient, creative, knowledgable, open minded, fun, and some what talented ;). I want to provide lessons that, at some point, head in a creative direction and, ideally, grow our relationship towards a place where we can inspire each other! I am a strong believer in the fact that everyone is creative, and I will help you find your voice, and use it. Of all these, the main characteristic that I pride myself on as a coach is creativity. I have always practiced different and creative approaches to my students, which is mutually beneficial for both the teacher and student. It benefits the student because I, as the teacher, don't go off a "script" so to say, yet I have fun with it and take a real interest in the progress of the student. It also personalizes the lessons for the student so they can learn at their own pace and get what they want out of lessons while also obtaining an entire wealth of knowledge they didn't previously know existed, and it keeps the student invested and consistently interested in the instrument (because we all know how humdrum music lessons CAN be). I will learn the way you learn, and I will speak your language, and I will be creating ways that constantly improve your skills, increase your knowledge, and keep you constantly curious and full of wonder about the instrument. Who knows, you could revolutionize the instrument for the rest of time. It benefits the teacher in that I am practicing my creativity by seeing the student as a work of art to build, rather than just another person taking lessons. It also benefits the teacher by obtaining faster and more long lasting and rooted results, which is the most rewarding aspect of teaching in my opinion. For songwriting and lyric writing, I will challenge you and inspire you and teach you how to "draw outside the lines" and help you find your voice. I will teach you how to connect with your creative flow to a point where you will begin to have control over when it happens, and you will use it in all aspects of your life, trust me. I will give you topics and I will teach you structure. I will teach you the rules, because you need to know the rules in order to successfully break them. I will teach you how to edit your work, and how to have the right attitude when you are editing, and also when you are writing, because attitude is important. Songwriting and lyric writing are such a fragile balance of so many things, I will teach you to master it. I will also use the same concept as I use in my drum lessons where I will, at a certain point, build our relationship to a point where we sit back and listen to each other's songs, and inspire each other. Ultimately, I will guide you towards ultimate freedom as a songwriter.
Nick is wonderful! He helped me write and produce my first album. He is very knowledgeable with editing & mixing music and is very creative with songwriting. He is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with any part of songwriting, from the creative process all the way thru the production end.
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I will write you a very clever and witty hip-hop/rap single (or more than one) with extremely appealing lyricism for a very low price, traditionally including two verses plus a catchy hook (chorus) (three verses will have an additional charge) for you to own 100% of the rights. I will send you a sample of the single before you pay for it to make sure you are satisfied. If you don't like it, then there's no charge. If you have the instrumental already, then that works perfectly; if not, I will have one made (additional charge).