Damian Martin

Session Guitarist

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Stage/Studio guitarist out of Nashville, TN with 16 yrs experience.

$150 - $200 p/song [overdubs/tracking]

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Interview with Damian Martin

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

  2. A: Nashville-based country overdubs.

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

  4. A: Billy Nobel

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: If you have the means, analog. There's a warmth analog can only bring.

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

  8. A: Your song will be served...

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

  10. A: Being able to create!

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

  12. A: Generally, clients are very clear in their direction. My answer is always, "Yes. I can do that."

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

  14. A: What are you envisioning for your song?

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

  16. A: Communication is key. Having musical/artist references helps a great deal in getting your vision across.

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

  18. A: My vintage hand-wired AC30 // Gold-top LP Dlx // ES335 // Strat // Pedalboard (...and generator to plug them in!)

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

  20. A: Experienced stage/studio musician with 16 yrs experience.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Fluid. I am proficient in all styles country, rock, pop, pop-rock, acoustic, and latin genres.

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

  24. A: Don't over-produce!!!

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

  26. A: Country // Pop // Rock // Blues // Latin

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Knowing how to serve a song.

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

  30. A: A desire to serve the song.

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

  32. A: *Dependent on work-load: 24 hr turn-around p/song

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Home Studio: ProTools LE

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

  36. A: Producers: George Martin // Mutt Lange // Phil Spector // Jeff Lynne Musicians: McCartney // Lennon // Harrison // Jeff Beck // Robben Ford // ELO

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

  38. A: Guitar overdubs/tracking [electric // acoustic // gut-string]

Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time: 24hrs p/song with up to (2) revisions.
$150 - $200 p/song (Max: 5 mins)

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