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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own album, writing more
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, ease of use.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will get same quality from me as you would in Nashville.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to play and create
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Banjo can be used in all types of music not just mountain music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for? What will project be used for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hire a pro not the cheapest
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Twenty three years
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Practice your parts so less time consuming editing is needed
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Acoustic, originals
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Arranging, Chords/harmonic knowledge
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X on Imac. Beyerdynamic MC 930 stereo matched pair, shure ksm27 condensor, Apogee preamp
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Add banjo to clents original songs, everything from folk, bluegrass to TV shows