Leader of the Band (Dan Fogelberg cover) – Mike Masse (from Denver, Colorado)

Leader of the Band by Dan Fogelberg, an acoustic cover performed by Mike Massé. Get 14 days of free access to over 11,000 guitar lessons with 45 instructors at GuitarTricks https://tinyurl.com/gtrtrick
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Dedicated to my father, Robert Massé. While not a musician, he support and encouraged my musical efforts (as did my mom) from an early age, and bought me guitars, a Yamaha DX-7, etc., when we really couldn’t afford it.

Mike plays a Martin D-41 in this song, the same guitar Dan Fogelberg used to use. Mike resides in Denver, Colorado.

Check out my blog post about this song, which includes Scott Slusher’s interview with Dan’s niece, Kate Fogelberg:

Leader of the Band – Dan Fogelberg

Recording notes:
The vocals chain = Neumann KMS 105 to UA 6176 to UA Apollo Quad to Cubase Pro 8.5
The guitar chain = Neumann KM 184’s (stereo pair) to Great River ME-1NV x2 to UA Apollo Quad to Cubase Pro 8.5
I also recorded the pickup signal and processed it with the UA Sound Machine Wood Works plug-in, and blended it with the stereo mic signals.

Video was shot by Valia Massé, Timmy Massé, and Mike Massé, edited by Mike Massé. The camera was a Canon EOS 70D with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The video was edited in Sony Vegas Pro 13.

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