I deliver bold, creative, and excellent tracks.
I am inspired by the ways a talented musician can turn a good song into a great one, and I want to do that for you. The musicians who have most inspired me do not shout their talents, but rather give the song what it needs. Session work fascinates me because I love being in someone else's musical world and having the opportunity to contribute something.
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Interview with Sam Weaver
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do YOU believe makes your track/work special? What would you like to hear from me, and how does that fit your vision of the track?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A novel approach to common instruments
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Strong rhythm, creative voicings and solos, genuine love for the work I do.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I listen to the track I am working on. I listen for spaces where my part would be effective, and also for places where silence would be the best choice. Then I do a first draft. I leave the track as is and do something else for 15 minutes. Then I listen again. I write down things I would like to change and do a second take. I repeat the process until I am satisfied and then leave the final track until the next day. If I am still satisfied, I do any mixing/mastering work that needs doing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hubert Sumlin (guitar for Howlin' Wolf), Ry Cooder, James Brown, and Mississippi John Hurt. I respect Hubert Sumlin for his ability to be remarkably creative within a genre where it is easy to live by cliches. Ry Cooder has a great ability to play in a variety of different styles while still maintaining his own sound. James Brown is deeply underrated as an arranger. Mississippi John Hurt reminds me of just how much there is to learn.