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Signal To Noise, Episode 173: Long-Time Roadie Tana Douglas, Author Of “LOUD”

Got her start at the age of 15 and then stumbled across AC/DC just as they were just coming onto the scene, the beginning of a wild ride that led to a fun, rewarding career.
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Tana Douglas joins the show in Episode 173 and talks about her career as one of the first female roadies as well as her new book “LOUD” that documents her life and times in the touring industry. She got her start at the age of 15 and then stumbled across AC/DC just as they were just coming onto the scene, the beginning of a wild ride that led to a fun, rewarding career. This episode is sponsored by Audix, Allen & Heath and RCF.

Tana began by working backline, moved along to sound engineer and then transitioned to lighting, where she spent a lot of her time. She talks about the journey as well as the experience of writing the book as well as her current endeavors in mentoring the next generation.

Episode Links:
“LOUD” by Tana Douglas
Groundbreaker Tana Douglas On SoundGirls
Insights In Sound With Tana Douglas
Roadie Free Radio

Meet the hosts at the upcoming CFX Live Sound Loudspeaker Demo on October 25-26, 2022 in Dallas.

Co-host Michael Lawrence just published “Between the Lines,” a new book about tuning sound systems for live events, and more importantly, about making decisions. Find out more here.

Be sure to check out the Signal To Noise Facebook Group and Discord Server. It’s a space for listeners to create to generate conversations around the people and topics covered in the podcast — we want your questions and comments!

Also please check out and support The Roadie Clinic, Their mission is simple. “We exist to empower & heal roadies and their families by providing resources & services tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle.”

The Signal To Noise Podcast on ProSoundWeb is hosted by Live Sound/PSW technical editor Michael Lawrence and pro audio veterans Kyle ChirnsideChris Leonard and Sam Boone.

Check out all episodes here.


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