Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
J. Marco. It's my solo career. I'm very proud of it. J-Marco.com for details.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm recording a new album in May, and am currently doing demos for it, as well as getting ready for upcoming shows.
Analog or digital and why?
Both have their appropriate uses.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will deliver exactly what you hire me to do.
What do you like most about your job?
Music is my passion, and the fact that I get to work with it everyday is a dream come true.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's easy.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are your goals?
What sounds are you going for?
How can I help?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be completely honest and detailed in what you are looking for in this project.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Fender Jazzmaster, Princeton Reverb, Proco Rat, Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run, Earthquaker Devices The Depths.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I moved to Nashville four years ago, began working with musicians, and eventually through networking was able to launch a successful solo career.
How would you describe your style?
In my solo career, I write indie rock with a hint of power pop and punk. But I love and play all styles of music.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Ryan Adams because his diverse catalog offers so much creative room.
Can you share one music production tip?
Layer guitars for lush enveloping sounds that make you really feel like you're a part of a song.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Everything. Literally everything.
What's your strongest skill?
Songwriting & Playing.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring my years of experience in crafting catchy songs, writing lyrics, writing melodies, recording, and arranging to the table.
What's your typical work process?
I like to get a very concise understanding of my clients needs, and enjoy the process and artistic challenges of delivering a product that they will love.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Pro Tools, Macbook Pro, many guitars, many microphones, access to just about anything you need.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by almost everyone I meet in Nashville. Too many to list.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do anything from guitar & vocal tracks, songwriting, producing, and everything in between!