Professional Pianist in Nashville, TN. I'm a ghost-arranger for artists and labels around the world. Tons of studio and live experience. Piano, B3.
I've dedicated my life to mastering the art of piano. At 5 years old, I began classical training which continued for 17 years straight. I discovered a passion for music theory and jazz, and dove deep into my own training on the side. I've become extremely well-rounded in most practical genres of music - country, classic rock, jazz, blues, folk, and everything in between. I'm 23, and moved to Nashville 6 months after graduating from the University of Tennessee with my BA in Music (piano). I'm here to leave my mark.
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Interview with Grant Larcom, pianist
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Give me a keyboard, computer, and an audio interface and I'm set. Maybe a decent pair of mixing headphones.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'm here to do a good job for whoever trusts me with their work. I don't pick and choose.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any that comes my way.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I review all the info given by the client, clear up any questions that I may have to ensure a perfect job done, and efficiently complete the task at hand, often with multiple options to present to the client.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog if you have the money, time, and know-how. Digital for everyone else. Analog will forever produce music that holds a higher level of authenticity, simply because it is a more delicate and involved process of music-making, whereas digital production is faster, less expensive, and WAY more accessible to the masses.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise a track that you will be completely satisfied with. No exceptions or I work for free.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making a living off of my passion... what's not to love?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do "x"? 99% of the time, it's a "yes!"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Any question that I need to ask to ensure that I have a clear direction to follow to ensure complete satisfaction.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give me a shot. I will NOT disappoint. :)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring any energy, vibe, or sound that a client envisions for their song or work. I have a plethora of genres that I can "switch" between to perfectly fit the need of the artist!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio consists of a Nord Stage 3 88 stage piano, a Behringer X32 Compact Digital Mixer, a Scarlett Focusrite Audio Interface, and my preferred DAW, Reaper.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm very inspired by the jazz greats, such as Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, etc. I also draw a lot of inspiration from 90s grunge bands, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and others. My sound is a cultivation of many genres that I frequently listen to, however different they may be.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My average work consists of creating covers of popular songs to be used at wedding ceremonies, vocal covers, Spotify playlists/albums, etc. That accounts for around 70% of the word I do. Beyond that, I get inquiries to make custom tracks for original music.