Jody Hughes

Acoustic Multi-Instrumentalist

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Well Versed/Tasteful banjo player and acoustic guitarist

My main forte is banjo which I have played at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium. In addition to banjo I am a professional acoustic guitarist, highly skilled in flatpicking and jazz guitar. I can add banjo/mandolin/acoustic guitar to singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jazz and popular albums. I also love creating arrangements and working with other musicians. My Goal is to make you sound better; tasteful, in tune and professional.

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Interview with Jody Hughes

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

  2. A: My own album, writing more

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital, ease of use.

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

  6. A: You will get same quality from me as you would in Nashville.

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

  8. A: I love to play and create

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

  10. A: Banjo can be used in all types of music not just mountain music.

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

  12. A: What sound are you looking for? What will project be used for?

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

  14. A: Hire a pro not the cheapest

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

  16. A: Twenty three years

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

  18. A: Practice your parts so less time consuming editing is needed

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

  20. A: Acoustic, originals

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Arranging, Chords/harmonic knowledge

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Logic Pro X on Imac. Beyerdynamic MC 930 stereo matched pair, shure ksm27 condensor, Apogee preamp

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

  26. A: Add banjo to clents original songs, everything from folk, bluegrass to TV shows

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Gear Highlights
  • Stereo Matched Beyer MC-930 and Shure KSM27 Condensor Mics
  • Acoustically Treated GIK Panels
  • 2004 Gibson Earl Scruggs Banjo
  • 2004 Martin D-18 Golden Era Guitar
  • 2014 Romero open Back Banjo
  • Logic Pro X
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