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In today's episode I speak with Asher Laub, a New York City based Classically trained violinist turned improvising DJ violinist, entertainer, producer, composer, and entrepreneur. We learn about how Asher has been able to chart a unique career path, making a name for himself, performing high energy stage shows across four continents. We discuss gear and the importance of having control over your sound on stage, some of the challenges you might face when transitioning from Classical music into other genres, as well as a major setback Asher experienced and how he was able to get back on his feet. We also hear samples of his song Dreaming Awake and his song Neon Dreams.

Show notes:

Asher’s website https://www.asherlaub.com

Asher’s music video and recent single “Atlantis” http://found.asherlaub.com/atlantis1

Asher on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5FmqE64ExrxQPuFUXtgG1H

Asher's song and music video "Gratitude" mentioned in the episode https://youtu.be/K4OKnojV1vY

Asher's Michael Jackson-Palladio Medley music video mentioned in the episode https://youtu.be/iFN7oEuGDXI

LR Baggs Preamps https://www.lrbaggs.com/acoustic-preamps-pedals

The Electric Violin Shop https://www.electricviolinshop.com

Fishman V-300 Concert Series Violin Pickup https://www.fishman.com/portfolio/v-300-concert-series-violin-pickup/

Fishman V-200 Classic Series Professional Violin Pickup https://www.fishman.com/portfolio/v-200-classic-series-professional-violin-pickup/

Fishman V-100 Classic Series Violin/Viola Pickup https://www.fishman.com/portfolio/v-100-classic-series-violin-viola-pickup/

Happy Practicing!

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