Working with young musicians, rehearsing covers, my job to be concerned about everyone’s part, to diligently listen to each perspective. Like producing records.

Hard to not show any bias when the keyboard player becomes obliterated by bass, drums and guitar. Isn’t this my area of expertise? Upstaging others using only what’s on the right of middle C?

She’s playing piano. I try explaining this dilemma of using piano “sounds” in a live rock ensemble and why choosing organ or synthesizers will make her contribution clearer even unique but playing a piano keyboard in a piano style, so easily made puny and voiceless.

She’s sticking to her guns, she knows how to do it this way. If being wallpaper is ok with her then ok, my job is to smile.

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