CL069: Musician Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters on life as a touring musician

Andy Hall

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters about life on the road as a touring musician and how he learned to love playing live.

“Music is not a competition. You can’t win. The only way to win is to keep doing it and make people smile and feel good.” – Andy Hall

Andy Hall Show Notes:

  • Playing with The Grateful Dead (2:05)
  • Getting started playing dobro (3:19)
  • Getting over injury as a musician (6:00)
  • Practising with inspiration (8:50)
  • Developing as a dobro player (11:30)
  • Moving to Nashville and the tradition of Bluegrass music (12:50)
  • Using technology to build audiences (16:00)
  • Understanding how to be a business (18:10)
  • Quieting the voice of uncertainty (19:30)
  • Knowing his path (20:15)
  • Fear and anxiety as a performer (23:45)
  • Having authenticity (30:55)
  • GoPro and social media (35:35)

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