5 Tips For Being A Killer Sideman (With Pete Thorn!) – Guitcon 2017

Pete Thorn is maybe best known to this audience as a YouTube gear demo guy, but his living is made as a sideman to the stars. Having played guitar for such artists as Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Alicia Keys, and way more, he’s a pretty good authority on how to land the gig. In this video he gives his 5 most important tips for getting a job backing up high-profile artists, and if this is something you want to do, I HIGHLY recommend you take them very seriously. Anyone looking to join a band should consider these points as gospel.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.