Recent projects in my studio include guitar overdubs for Rod Stewart and Don McLean
I have been a studio and touring guitarist in Nashville for over 30 years working with artists including Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, Kenny Chesney and Olivia Newton-John to name a few.
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I am now geared up in my home studio to add my guitar parts to your songs.
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Mike Severs is the consummate guitarist for just about any style you're looking for. His resume reads like a who's who of the last three decades of the music business.
A total pro and a gentleman throughout, Mike NEVER fails to deliver. "A" game all the way.
I work with Mike every chance I get. You should too!!
Interview with Mike Severs
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with creative people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How soon can you get to this?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where is this music going? Record, film, TV, jingle? Do you have a specific sound or style in mind or should I let the song tell me what to play?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I have a lot of experience that I'm willing to bring to your project. I want and need your ideas but at some point you might need to trust me and let me run free with the input that you give.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Gibson ES-335, a Fender Princeton Reverb, a Martin D-28, a Fender Telecaster and some kind of recording device.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I always wanted to be a studio guitar player and I have been for 35 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rock, R&B and country.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Annie Lennox. She is a true artist.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to say "I'm finished."
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Truly, everything imaginable.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I know my way around a song. I know how to listen to what the song is saying with both the lyric and melody and craft my parts to enhance that.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have 30 years of experience working with the greatest songwriters and producers in Nashville. I know song craft and also what it means to create an hook that keeps people listening to a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I receive a stereo mix or preferably separate vocal and track stems, import that into protools and and go to work getting inside the song. Sometimes I have an example to work from and sometimes I'm on my own to create the guitar parts that serve the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools HD, a large selection of mics, pres and outboard gear. I have an insane collection of guitars and amps. If there is a sound from a particular guitar or amp that you need I probably have it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All of the great Nashville and LA studio guitarists of the past 40 years.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I add my electric and acoustic guitar parts to my clients songs.
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