Being the sound engineer for the band gives me a unique perspective. I get the great pleasure of getting to hear the band every night. I also get the opportunity to say hello and goodbye to many of the audience members.
A few of the questions I get asked every night:
-What is the difference between the red stripes and the gold stripes?
-Are you all in the military? -followed immediately by: is this all you do?
-do you have to setup all that stuff every night?
-where are you going next?
Being the sound engineer also gives me the opportunity to drive the truck to every gig with the assistant stage crew chief, Musician 1st Class Nick Cooper.
Luckily on the drive home the storm had passed and Cooper and myself made it home safely. On to the next city where we will get to set up all that stuff again!
Musician 1st Class Scott Shepherd is the sound engineer and a tour manager for the Commodores.