Most experienced recording Blues, Rock, and Pop albums. Sub genres include Country and Folk. Gigging musician for 20 years, recording professionally for 8 years.
I offer acoustic, electric or resonator guitar recordings. I use a Nash Strat, Regal Resonator, Hagstrom Semi-hollow, Alvarez acoustic. Several effects pedals including JHS and Boss equipment.
I also offer:
Stripped down demos
Ownership/Publishing for songwriting:
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Interview with Jared Madden
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The House Rules albums were something I will be proud of for the rest of my life. It was a band I worked hard with to write and play gigs and the albums are a representation of the music we love and our lasting friendship.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own EP as well as some cowboy style songs for a podcast.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jeremiah Scott, Isabelle (Belle) Loux, Jo Madden
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for guitar because I like the “feel” of the sounds better and digital for recording for the ease of use and accessibility.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be timely, organized, and communicate clearly.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music and creativity that it allows.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most often people ask what is the song missing. My answer is to find what serves the song and try approaching it differently.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: As a professional musician the misconception is that I don’t treat it like it is a career but rather a hobby.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the story and/or mood of this song? What role do you want the guitar to play in this story...out front or background?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Reference tracks and sound alike songs are very helpful, as well as prompt feedback.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Regal resonator, Hagstrom semi-hollow, Fender Blues Jr, and a JHS double barrel.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been playing in bands and writing music for 15 years. This included studio work but I have been focusing on writing and recording more in the last year.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is heavily blues influenced without being over the top. It’s aggressive when it needs to be and mellow when necessary.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ken Yates, his music inspires but more than that seems to fit every mood of life and always brings me joy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Cut before you boost!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work on blues, rock, and jam band but I have experience in folk and singer-songwriter music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Using my strong understanding of song composition to influence the choices I make for guitar playing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Strong musicianship, melody and chord progression ideas, a songwriter’s approach to playing guitar.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I collaborate with my clients and come up with ideas. I develop those ideas and communicate to see which is preferred and refine the work from the feedback.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X with behringer audio interface, a variety of electric guitars, acoustic guitars, effects pedals, and amplifiers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Grateful Dead, John Mayer, Derek Trucks are some of the musicians that inspire me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live guitar playing for gigs, studio work, and song writing.