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 (whenever possible) in following current social distancing guidelines.
In Episode 16, Russ is joined by sound engineer Tee-Cee Bailey, an industry veteran who has been in the live music industry for 26 years. Tee-Cee has mixed FOH and monitors, but prefers the monitor side of the snake. She is also an accomplished production assistant/production manager who has been the primary monitor engineer for Trisha Yearwood since 1998, and she’s also toured with Mila Mason, Mindy McCready, Tim McGraw, Leanne Womack and Martina McBride.
Tee-Cee joined the Garth Brooks World Tour starting in 2014, and is currently the monitor engineer for both Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks. Hailing from South Carolina, she’s a classically trained French Horn player with a degree from North Greenville College, and she’s also a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Recording Industry Management Program.
When not on tour, she resides in Nashville, where she can be found tending to Bailey’s Backyard Birdbath, BBQ, Bar and Banana Bread Bungalow, a.k.a., home.
Host Russ Long is a top touring and multi-platinum recording and mix engineer who has 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 has 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.