Steel Notes Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 105

www.steelnotesmagazine.com Steel Notes Magazine Rick - How do you mentally pre- pare yourself before a show? Do you have a regular warm up or exercise routine? Ian - Oh yeah! Usually it starts an hour and a half to 2 hours before the show. I mean takes a while now at my age just to get my fingers moving and certainly to get my throat stretched and comfy, clear out the vocal chords and stretch the muscles and all that stuff sort of helps me get into the mindset. If your sort of stretching and then you’re taking the tempos up and taking the pitch up with your voice and doing that kind of thing. Then if you feel like taking a little breather and go check on the boys how you guys doing blah blah blah, everyone is telling jokes and in a good mood and then you come back to what you were doing and make it a little bit quicker and sing a little bit higher. If you have the time to do so. It sucks when you don't cause it's kind of like oh man...if you're going for some of these notes and you're like I don't know if it's going to be there or if I've got a lay a quick run coming in a solo, I'm like I don't know if my fingers are going to choke up. Rick - I know, it all happens to us playing live, I guess it’s part of the game and learn to deal with it. Ian it was a pleasure t