Top 5 Favorite Episodes of 2013

Well, the year is almost done and I managed to do about 16 new episodes this year. I probably could have done 5 or 6 more if things panned out. With this type of series, everything is based on a lot of factors: my schedule, the band’s schedule, weather, location, etc. So I was happy to have filmed that many episodes and hope to do more in 2014.

While it’s tough picking favorites, there was quite a few videos I ended up watching over and over than others. No offense to other bands or anything, it’s just some episodes I’m more proud of, or made me laugh a lot or a lot of memorable things happened during or before/after filming. I managed to film a lot of people on my wish list this year and crossing my fingers I get to film even more of my favorite artists & bands in the new year.

Here’s my top 5 favorite episodes of 2013:

1. The Beards


By far my favorite video of the year! It was tough filming these guys because I was trying to hold in laughing throughout the video.

2. Carbon Leaf


The very first band I thought of when I started Before The Concert. They didn’t disappoint!

3. Willie Nile


Didn’t know what to expect with filming in a small room in Barnes and Noble but ended up be a ton of fun!

4. Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes


While we waited to go inside the club, I filmed Tim singing “Stereo” and it’s one I always watch. Not because of my crappy filming, but how great Tim is in the episode.

5. Nick Gill


Nick was the first episode of the new year, it was in January and wasn’t too cold but it was still pretty chilly. We only filmed the one song but it was a lot of fun trying to get it right.

Episode 7: Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes

Before Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes had to load-in at [a music venue], Tim and I were in their van hanging out so I decided to just film him playing “Stereo” in the front seat.

I originally wanted to film the band outside but like I said in the episode, it was just too windy outside to film. I never heard “Stereo” before but it’s a great tune acoustically and with the full band as well!

Be sure to check out The Alternate Routes on tour because they are an outstanding band to see live.

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