"This book TOTALLY saved me this week!
I was so excited for the gig I had last night, but for a couple weeks prior my throat was really sore. Not Covid, thankfully, but a dry, sore throat and cough. It hurt even if I just talked too much (haha, which I do all the time!) I tried vocal rest, water, tea, vitamins... all my normal fixes. But nothing worked. I remembered I had this great book that I read pre-Covid. Well this week, I ran for the book to look up "the panic bag" chapter. So many great tips and throat saving tricks! I was able to recover my voice in just a few days and sang 4 sets last night with ease. Thank you, Elizabeth! (Singers: you must get this book!)" - Pretti Mini (Amazon review)
"You don't have to be a singer...
Singer's Survival Guide is exactly what you'd hope: an enlightening, entertaining look at the trials and tribulations of the touring musician - and a textbook on how to survive them.
Lohninger tackles the hazards of flying, traveling in a tour bus, touring with a cold, equipment hassles, bus break-ins and breakdowns, untimely belches (really - I laughed out loud) and band members who never think they're mixed loud enough. Her prescriptions and suggestions are road-proven, both practical and empowering.
As a non-musician (I write books), I was surprised at how valuable both the philosophical and practical advice was. I don't tour, I don't worry about my throat, but Lohninger's outlook toward staying healthy and keeping your eyes on the prize were totally relatable to any creative field or anyone with a desire to be the best they can be.
This book is both a breezy entertainment and a model of professional creative discipline. A great read!