“When you hear music that gets into your body and into your soul the way that it does when it’s completely analog, coming at you through a good system, you can’t beat that.” - Brian Speiser
I've used the word passion many times to describe several of my previous guests. Some are passionate about their careers, others about their instruments, and still others care deeply about doing the best that they can at any given moment to achieve the absolute best outcome. Production Manager & Front of House Engineer Brian Speiser fits most comfortably in this last category.
A long-time member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band family, Speiser's passion lies in his quest for every audience member to leave a performance having had the ultimate audio experience night after night, show after show.
I caught-up with Brian during some rare downtime at his apartment in Queens, where we discussed his love of all things analog, the balancing act of wearing multiple hats on tour, and how he's maintained such long-running relationships with the many artists on his resume.
Tedeschi Trucks Band, 3 Monkeys amps, The Power Station, Long Strange Trip, Lee Roy Parnell – Midnight Believer, Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone, Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone, Wild Thing (The Backstage, on the Road, in the Studio, Off the Charts Memoirs of Ian Copeland) First edition by Copeland, Ian (1995) Hardcover