Welcome to the Front of the House Fridays (FotHF) podcast series on the ProSoundWeb Network, presented every Friday by Yamaha Pro Audio and hosted by veteran live and studio engineer Russ Long, who records his conversations with noted audio professionals literally in front of their homes in following current social distancing guidelines.
In Episode 6, Russ is joined by Garry Brown, who has been in the live music industry for the last 28 years. Originating from Northern Ireland, he has spent the last 22 years living and working in the USA.
Garry has mixed both FOH & monitors for a variety of artists over the years, namely Delirious, The Newsboys, Jaci Velazquez, Third Day, Mercy Me, Gnarls Barkley, Cyndi Lauper, Blondie, and for the last 15 years with Trey Anastasio and Phish. He lives in Lititz, PA, and while at home he works for CLAIR Global in Tour Support.
Host Russ Long is a top touring and multi-platinum recording and mix engineer who’s worked in professional audio for more than 30 years. Following a decade as Steven Curtis Chapman’s FOH engineer, he has spent over 12 years mixing FOH for Amy Grant, and has also mixed numerous high-profile events such as the KLOVE Music awards, the Challenge America Musical Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Barbara Bush’s 90th birthday concert featuring Reba McEntire, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant. In addition, he’s been part of the audio team for numerous broadcast events such as the Grammy Awards, the CMA Awards, ABC’s “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” TV Special, and more. Russ is currently part of Yamaha’s console R&D team.