Aug 26, 2023
In this episode, the twins welcome singer/songwriter Kristi Jacques.
During the pandemic, Kristi picked up the guitar again after 25 years and began writing and recording. She now has two albums and several freestanding singles under her belt, and she's just getting started.
In 2009, Kristi was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease that affects many organs and usually goes away on its own, but not in her case.
Join us for a candid conversation with Kristi about all of the above, plus her creative process and collaborations, gear, guitars and three songs from her catalog.
0:00 - "Working On A Dream" by Kristi Jacques
3:07 - Greetings and about Kristi
5:18 - Here's Kristi / About "Working On A Dream"
10:15 - Arrival in Myrtle Beach
11:02 - The Diabetes Wellness Council / "Eartha Gets Well"
12:38 - The pandemic / Nutrition degree / Picking up the guitar again / YouTube rabbit hole / Myles Kennedy insired Kristi to get back into music
13:55 - Relearning guitar from Tesla's Dave Rude / Musicianship versus songwriting
16:05 - Songwriting process / Mission Control Studios / Working remotely with Tavis Stanley
18:30 - Details about new single, "Breaking Down The Walls"
19:01 - "Breaking Down The Walls" by Kristi Jacques
22:08 - Geeking out on gear / Home studio rundown / MacBook Pro / Scarlett Audio Interface / Pro Tools learning curve / "Guitar problem" and Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) / PRS Myles Kennedy signature guitar / Gibson Garage / Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic Nighthawk / Sweetwater Sound
31:10 - Pulmonary rehab at Conway Medical Center / Preparing for double lung transplant / Waiting list
33:00 - Parting shots
33:51 - About "Shadows Fall"
35:20 - "Shadows Fall" by Kristi Jacques