Jared Madden

Guitar/Vocals/Writer

Jared Madden on SoundBetter

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:
Vocals
Custom songwriting
Jingles
Acoustic/electric guitar
Stripped down demos

Ownership/Publishing for songwriting:
50% topline
25% hooks/chorus'

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Jared Madden

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My own EP as well as some cowboy style songs for a podcast.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Jeremiah Scott, Isabelle (Belle) Loux, Jo Madden

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog for guitar because I like the “feel” of the sounds better and digital for recording for the ease of use and accessibility.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To be timely, organized, and communicate clearly.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The music and creativity that it allows.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Most often people ask what is the song missing. My answer is to find what serves the song and try approaching it differently.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: As a professional musician the misconception is that I don’t treat it like it is a career but rather a hobby.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. 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?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Reference tracks and sound alike songs are very helpful, as well as prompt feedback.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My Regal resonator, Hagstrom semi-hollow, Fender Blues Jr, and a JHS double barrel.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is heavily blues influenced without being over the top. It’s aggressive when it needs to be and mellow when necessary.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Ken Yates, his music inspires but more than that seems to fit every mood of life and always brings me joy.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Cut before you boost!

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I mostly work on blues, rock, and jam band but I have experience in folk and singer-songwriter music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Using my strong understanding of song composition to influence the choices I make for guitar playing.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Strong musicianship, melody and chord progression ideas, a songwriter’s approach to playing guitar.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Logic Pro X with behringer audio interface, a variety of electric guitars, acoustic guitars, effects pedals, and amplifiers.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Grateful Dead, John Mayer, Derek Trucks are some of the musicians that inspire me.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Live guitar playing for gigs, studio work, and song writing.

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House Rules

I was the Guitar Player in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Grateful Dead
  • Gary Clark Jr.
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Behringer audio interface
  • Quilter amplifier
  • JHS and Boss Pedals..
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