Dean Johanesen first appeared on the podcast almost 100 episodes ago. Dean is a regular performer, so this pandemic has hit him quite hard. Adjusting to the new normal, he pivoted into live stream performances, and I even caught a recent one on StageIt. As his hometown of Sarasota FL begins to reopen, we talk about the hard decision to return to gigging.
We have a conversation about how songwriting and idea tracking has evolved over the years, how he leverages technology, what you can do to improve a live stream performance, and how to create memorable shows for your audience.
We start by talking about whether his songwriting process has evolved since last we spoke (06:50) and go on to discuss:
- (11:00) Using Google Docs to capture lyric and chord charts
- (17:55) Live streaming shows during isolation
- (26:50) The pros and cons of Stageit vs. Facebook live
- (36:35) Tips to improve your live stream quality
- (39:33) Using Reverb Nation
- (51:05) Returning to live music in uncertain times
- (55:55) Creating visually memorable shows
“If I get the inspiration, I really try to open myself up and follow it.”
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