Sometimes things just fall in your lap, and you gotta’ grab them. When the opportunity to cohabitate with Rutland’s only musical instrument store, Be Music, came up, I didn’t have to think long about taking advantage of that gift.
As of November 1st, you can find A Sound Space at 162 Woodstock Avenue in Rutland. Be Music has consolidated to the street level floor and we are located downstairs. Give me a call to arrange a tour and find out more: 802-417-7411.
Mohawk Bob Emery sponsors a session for local musicians
Thanks to a generous donation, local music fan Bob Emery and A Sound Space are offering a free 3-hour rehearsal session during the month of August.
Supporting the scene
There have been many folks who have stepped up to support me and A Sound Space in getting this project off the ground. Tinmouth’s Bob Emery approached me and asked about supporting a band that needed some help getting into A Sound Space, and generously donated money for the cause. Please read details below and share with all your local musician friends.
How to apply
Open to any and all musicians and bands. Send your name, band’s name, email and phone number, along with a short paragraph (less than 500 words) on why you want to use A Sound Space and/ or what you hope to accomplish, to firstname.lastname@example.org. One musician/ band will be chosen and notified by email. Session will be scheduled, as available, during the month of August. Questions? Email: email@example.com or text 802-417-7411.
A Sound Space is entering it’s second quarter and having had a few months to test the waters, we’re putting out a more formal and public announcement of our rates and membership details. Since we’re still super-new these are subject to change. Please help me by giving me feedback and constructive criticism. I’m also always open to having people pitch in. If you have a talent, strength or experience in a certain are and want to share it – for pay or barter – please let me know: 802-417-7411, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-in: $45/ hour Access to the space, sound system and studio equipment.
Member: $35/ hour Above plus resource library and free access to all events.
Regular: $25/ hour ($100 month min) Above, as well as key-in system and online scheduling access.
Teachers: $10 ($30 month min) ditto
Pro: $17.44/ hour ($300/ month) 4 hour slots every week. Regular time slot.
Above rentals included limited storage space. Each person committing to regular use gets a 2’x4’ shelf or roughly the equivalent. Additional storage will be charged for extra gear at the discretion of management.
Too expensive? Need a different type of rental agreement? Let me know. We’re negotiable on just about anything.
This website is as close as you want to get to getting into George’s mind…Always juggling multiple projects (and bands), you can scan through his current line-ups, his newest projects and other trouble he’s been up to recently…Peace, G
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at the Chaffee Art Gallery. It was a beautiful location for a show, great turn-out and we introduced a new band member, Emily Nelson, who sang and played bass. Stay tuned for upcoming shows and news…
We had an amazing CD release party on Oct. 25th with a standing room crowd, (OK, the room was small, but it was still standing room only). If you’d like to download the album, it’s available on CD baby, or click on the icon below to go right to iTunes.
On their upcoming album, Miss Guided Angels cover the song, “Let’s Drop It,” written by Josh Brooks from Vergennes, Vermont. This is what Josh had to say about it:
“Having a song covered by George Nostrand is a sign you’re doing something right. He rubs shoulders with some of the state and regions best musicians and songwriters, so I’m humbled and honored that he picked one of my songs for his album.
I love how he re-envisions the song as a duet, like a conversation between two lovers who want to get past arguing and on to the good stuff. A good cover keeps the spirit of the original while adding a new flavor or perspective, and George and his Miss Guided Angels have definitely done that with ‘Let’s Drop It’”
We had the honor and privilege of playing a couple of great festivals this summer and want to thank Ray Massucco at Roots on the River, as well as, Chris and Matt Lillie at NoTown.
There are a lot of festivals out there, run to varying degrees of success, but these folks really know their stuff and treat musicians not as trash or royalty, but as friends. Kudos to Ray, Chris and Matt and hope to see everyone next year.