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Behind the Synth: Neil Tankersley Chat
Get to know artist Neil Tankersley.
Behind the synth showcases the people bringing you Yamaha synthesizers. In this episode Blake and Nate chat with Yamaha Synthesizer artist Neil Tankersley. Neil is the keyboardist for award winning country artist, Luke Combs. Learn about Neil’s musical background, getting started as a keyboardist and musical director and his current gigs and projects. Neil’s principle of "you can be bitter, or you can be better" guided his success as a top-shelf worship and country keyboardist. He also talks about his cool touring rig
designed by Jeff Nolte of OCD Labs in Nashville, TN.
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About the author
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.