Written by Ryan Smith on September 21, 2016 under Artists
Three international touring veterans offer advice on everything from what to pack to how to respectfully navigate language barriers to planning for downtime.
Written by Ryan Smith on June 13, 2014 under Artists
Where else in the country can fans attend an awards show and then see four days full of the world’s best in country music? Nashville in June is the destination for all die-hard country fans. Die-hard: Enduring the pouring rain for over an hour on Saturday of CMA Fest AFTER the show was delayed a […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 28, 2014 under Artists
You can have a group of 16 musicians onstage jamming out, and it can sound amazing. To me though, nothing compares to when you hear a group with multiple harmonies that work so well together, singing with big voices. Think Take 6, Fleetwood Mac, Pentatonix, Queen, The Eagles, Electric Light Orchestra, and Little Big Town. […]
Written by Ryan Smith on August 16, 2013 under Artists
I was driving to the office this morning and something made me think about the first artist interview I did back when I was in college. So please stay with me a bit as I lead you up to that interview. I attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a student of their Music Business […]
Written by Davida Rochman on August 6, 2013 under Education
Contributor: Dean Giavaras, Manager – Performance Listening Center & S.N. Shure Theater (and Horn Player) Unless you live somewhere in the lower third of the United States, summer is the only time of year when there are opportunities to perform outdoors. Even here, at Shure headquarters just a few miles northwest of the Windy City, […]
Written by Ryan Smith on July 18, 2012 under Artists
So how many people get a brand new car on their 50th Birthday? I’m betting there’s a good number of people that may have gotten new vehicles as presents. But when you are 50 and you’ve never gotten an NEW vehicle, it’s a big deal. Especially when you are the Queen of Bluegrass music! Rhonda […]
Written by Ryan Smith on February 21, 2012 under Artists
The Band Perry have been blazing a trail all over the US and Canada, grabbing Grammy nominations and other awards along the way. When tickets for their show at he historic Ryman Auditorium went on sale, they sold out in 24 MINITUES! This would be a historic event in itself as the group would be […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on October 17, 2010 under Artists
From time to time we have some amazing visitors here at Shure and on Thursday the beautiful Mexican songstress and Shure Endorser Lila Downs paid us a visit a day before her show at Chicago’s Symphony Hall. I picked her up along with her husband Paul Cohen, their adorable newborn baby Benito and their Nanny […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 11, 2009 under Education
Of Mics and Men There’s the conventional. Now what about the advanced? We talked to three drummers whose approaches to drum miking are as different as their musical odysseys. First, Rascal Flatts’ Jim Riley. Next, ex-Pat Metheny Group sideman and groundbreaking percussionist Paul Wertico. And finally, British touring band favorite Simon Phillips, currently living in […]
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