Will: I’d like to Welcome Greg Stegal, who’s a wonderful sound engineer here in Austin TX, who I’ve worked with for many years. One of the most notable shows was our Strings Attached Led Zeppelin show. We did three shows. It was packed. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I was focused on playing the music and entertaining everyone. Greg had everything taken care of to loading in and loading out. Do you remember that show at the church?
Greg: I do. That was a great show! You had a line up of musicians and singers that were just phenomenal.
Will: Thank you. That was back in 2007 when we did that show. How long have you been doing sound in Austin? Can you tell me a little bit about your background?
Greg: I have been doing sound professionally in Austin since 1975. I started doing First Stage Audio fulltime with my wife Catherine. We are the two owner operators of First Stage Audio. We have three systems. We go out and do lots of private party, austin cover band shows, all through out the state of Texas. Mostly in the central Texas area around Austin, but we will go anywhere we need to go.
Will: What are some of the bands you work with in the Austin area?
Greg: My primary client at the moment is The Spazmatics. That is one of the busiest calendar bands that I have ever worked with. I also work with Skyrocket. Which I think is where you first met us. I do work with other bands as well. Hotcakes, Suede, and a band out of Dallas called Vegas Stars. We work with then in Austin and San Antonio. We also do the house sound at The Cedar Street Courtyard. And of course, Cedar Street is the A-list premiere, cover band venue in Austin.
Will: Tell me about the day of an event. What things are you thinking about? What you want to make sure goes right, from set up to load out.