Lucie Barinkova

“Just be brave. Be yourself. I think anyone can do anything.”   – Lucie Barinkova

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While I was in Los Angeles for the NAMM show, I had the privilege of sitting down with FOH Engineer Lucie Barinkova to chat with her about her career and hear about her incredible childhood, growing up in Czechoslovakia, and her families’ eventual escape to an Austrian refugee camp in 1989.

Lucie’s baptism into the world of live sound came at age 17, when her boyfriend left alone her to mix the Punk band Hoi Polloi. Three painful feedback-filled hours later she was hooked, and vowed to redeem herself, which she has successfully done, touring with artists such as RZA from Wutang, Odesza, Spoon, Banks & Steelz, Tom Tom Club, The B52’s, and Thundercat.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making our 85th episode possible: Telefunken – Elektroakustic,, Gig-Gear,, and Load-in International Magazine.

Special Mentions:

NAMM Panel Video on Concert Safety, Testimony – Robbie Robertson, The Toy Box Studio, What’s In my Bag Video,  Roadie Free Radio T-shirt sale, Winter NAMM Show, Focusrite Scarlet 2i2, Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography, Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone, goStand Portable Mic and Tablet Stand with Boom, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik THP-29 BLACKOUT | Isolation Headphones

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