Beth Bomb-Blog-A

The day has finally come. We’re about to hit the road for three weeks. I decided to leave my normal acoustic guitar home, in favor of two Harmony guitars I haven’t had a chance to gig with much. One is an acoustic with an electric pickup- Stella. One is an electric- Stratotone. Thanks to Dave… Read more »

Next week, Kit and I will be loading up our instruments and embarking on a tour that will last 18 days and 4,182 miles. It’s been a while since I’ve traveled this far, and I’m really looking forward to it. There’s a list of things to cross off before I’ll feel ready for this trip…. Read more »

Yesterday I hopped on a train in St. Louis, closed my eyes, and five or so hours later stepped off in Chicago. I’m not playing a gig here, but rather, seeing one as well as getting a behind the scenes look at what goes into a tour that’s selling out Lincoln Hall. Touring is work…. Read more »

I’m no expert, but some of you have been asking for advice in navigating this strange world called the music industry. Here’s some tidbits to ponder, based on my own personal journey. 1. Identify your goals. What motivates you in your creative endeavors? Are your striving to be a top notch lead guitarist? A songwriter… Read more »

This weekend I took a break from making music and focused on a different creative activity. I’m admittedly not a visual artist, but some years ago I taught myself how to screen print. My main interest in this art form was born from a strong DIY work ethic, and a desire to be a self… Read more »

I previously posted a peek into my songwriting process. I’d like to delve a little deeper into how the specific song “Right My Wrongs” came about. This is definitely one of those songs that was born out of a strong emotional moment, as opposed to starting with a story. I was feeling the heaviness of… Read more »

This past weekend I watched seven documentary films. Seven. And no, I wasn’t laying on my couch all weekend. I made the relatively short drive from St. Louis to Columbia, MO for the True/False Film Festival. It was awesome. Background: I first attended True/False two years ago, as an official “busker” of the festival. Basically,… Read more »

Sometimes you need to put yourself in a new environment in order to make progress. As some of you may know, Kit and I have a recording studio in our house that we have used to record a majority of my last two albums. But this weekend, we packed up and ventured into cornfields on… Read more »

I attended three shows this past weekend and spent exactly zero minutes on stage. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to settle in to the role of audience member. Friday 2/14 After a long and tiring work week, Kit and I meandered down to Off Broadway to see some friends play in a… Read more »

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I have to admit the regular traditions don’t excite me. An expensive dinner just doesn’t have much meaning, and the candy/flowers combo tends to be boring. It seems like the traditional stuff is often done out of obligation rather than desire. I say ditch the roses, and give me… Read more »