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Kris Donegan - Guitar (Darius Rucker, Shania Twain, Colbie Caillat

November 20, 2023 Studio Musician Academy
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Kris Donegan - Guitar (Darius Rucker, Shania Twain, Colbie Caillat
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Show Notes

Today’s guest is Kris Donegan. If there’s a model example for developing your own preverbal box to fit into, Kris’ career is the blueprint. His unique approach to the session guitar chair has landed him on records with artists ranging from Darius Rucker, Shania Twain, and Kane Brown to Colbie Caillat, Third Eye Blind, and Michael W. Smith. He is an ACM guitar player of the year nominee, with numerous #1’s and Grammy winning recordings on his deep resume of studio sessions.

Kris has navigated the delicate balance of defining a creative identity that sets him apart from the crowd, while allowing that identity to be free from pre-conceptions with flexibility to bend and fit into each unique session. Through a career-long evolution, Kris has expertly navigated the nuances of what it takes to maintain success, and sanity, at the highest levels of the recording industry.

In this episode, we explore Kris’ career journey, the challenges along the way, and the lessons learned in the process. From discovering how to stand out while still fitting in, what to learn from getting replaced on a record, and how gear can be a rocket or an anchor, this episode is packed with invaluable lessons and unbelievable stories!

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