LIVE EVENT AUDIO ENGINEERING
“I have been an independent live sound engineer for the past 30 years. Throughout college and after, I maintained a large catalog of entertainment acts that contracted my mixing services. I have engineered local, national, and international talents at live concerts and for television performances all over the world.”
“In recent years, more and more of my business has been here at home in Minnesota. Now you can find myself and my staff of great live engineers in their own rights, mixing local events at performance halls, festivals, and places of worship more than you will find us out on tour. (But the road-pirate in me knows that can change in a heartbeat with the right tour on the end of the phone line!)”
“Ten+ years ago I toured consistently as the front-of- house sound engineer for Jonny Lang during his “early years”. What a amazing time that was in retrospect! During that time a bunch of us traveled as a big family of friends and Jonny became an internationally recognized musician and performer. We toured extensively and world-wide, including: North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. We were incredibly lucky to do tours with groups such as; Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Sting, BB King, Blues Traveler, Van Halen, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, and countless others. Many of my ‘audio friends’ from that time period are still vital to my success now.
“As a 30+ year veteran sound engineer, I have been fortunate to get my hands on many pieces of the professional gear out in the world and watch, learn from, and befriend many talented sound engineers and PA system technicians, system designers, and high end audiophile owners of successful audio businesses. I am still using their techniques and tricks everyday here in Central Minnesota.”
“I have mixed my clients during appearances on live radio and television shows including: Garrison Keillor, Minnesota Public Radio, Kare 11, ABC Morning Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan Obrien, Jimmy Kimmel, and many other foreign shows the names of which I can’t remember. I have also done in-studio concerts for VH1, MTV, Disney, CBC, Austin City Limits, Much Music Canada, MTV Europe, and the BBC. And what a great time it has been…..”