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Road-Dog Travel Tips

April 19, 2011
I spend much of my work time traveling and have come up with routines and rituals that help me make it through the journey relatively unscathed.
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Last Call: Acting Like a Musician

Last Call: Acting Like a Musician

March 15, 2011
In Gwyneth Paltrow’s current movie, Country Strong, writer/director Shana Feste wanted as much realism as possible, so she stacked Gwyneth’s band with Nashville regulars, including Jim Lauderdale on acoustic, Bucky
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Last Call: Deadlines Are Your Friend

Last Call: Deadlines Are Your Friend

February 15, 2011
Can John cut a funky track for ESPN overnight?
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Buy-Buy, Recession

Buy-Buy, Recession

January 17, 2011
In 1980, $250 would not get you much of a new guitar. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $672 in today’s dollars—and you can definitely buy a brand new, gig-ready axe for that amount today.
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My Kind Of Crazy

My Kind Of Crazy

December 21, 2010
Most of us musicians tend to fall somewhere between “slightly off,” “crazy,” and “bat-shit crazy.”
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MacGyvering Your Way Through a Gig

October 20, 2010
How to survive when everything goes wrong
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Finding the Holy Grail

Finding the Holy Grail

September 21, 2010
Tales of rare finds
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15 Things to Leave off Your Bucket List

15 Things to Leave off Your Bucket List

August 17, 2010
John Bohlinger gives a list of things you should avoid
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What Does the Horn Hand Mean?

What Does the Horn Hand Mean?

July 20, 2010
Looking into the meaning of the ubiquitous "horn hand," an icon of rock ''n'' roll.
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The Unbreakable Rule

The Unbreakable Rule

June 16, 2010
John fights through the pain to adhere to the unbreakable rule: the show must go on.
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I Can’t Die—I’m Booked!

May 18, 2010
Does playing into your 80s and 90s keep you alive longer?
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The Nashville Number System Demystified

The Nashville Number System Demystified

April 15, 2010
The Nashville Number System is used by nearly every working musician in Nashville. Learn it!
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Is the Album Extinct?

Is the Album Extinct?

March 11, 2010
Is the popularity of music downloads making finding hidden gems in an album a thing of the past?
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Stealing Our Music Bit by Bit

February 11, 2010
How modern digital music formats are literally removing content from our songs
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Faith, an Eel and the Sneaky Bastard

January 14, 2010
Faith Hill falls victim to a prank on tour.
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Saved By Headhunters

Saved By Headhunters

December 17, 2009
An opening act saves the day when John runs into trouble headlining a festival.
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My Name is John, and I Have a Pedal Problem

My Name is John, and I Have a Pedal Problem

October 21, 2009
An ode to pedal addiction
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Copping Kid Rock

Copping Kid Rock

September 18, 2009
John Bohlinger''s last minute gig results in an all-night recording session to nail a Kid Rock song
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