We had the good fortune of connecting with Scott Latimer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Scott, what do you attribute your success to?
Be yourself, and have a great attitude. Be ethical and honest. Be the first to show up and the last to leave. My favorite is the 10 things that requires no talent “you can Google it”. I feel like my job is a privilege to get to do, so show up happy and willing to help because there are many out there that would love the opportunity to do what people like myself and others do.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
So I started playing guitar when I was 13 and moved on to bass and drums a little later in life. I did my first sound gig when I was like 20 and didn’t know anything but made it work and was totally hooked on running shows. Other than going to school for audio I have never worked under anyone just kinda figured things out for myself. In 2010 I had decided that regular jobs were not for me and thought about where I wanted to be in 10years so I packed my bags and joined the US Navy in 2010 and worked as an Aviation Electrician. During that time I read books on audio engineering and started learning basic gain structure and how to record bands in my off time. You would be surprised on how similar the Navy was to working with bands. Once I fulfilled my contract in the military I was working at a government contractor facility and came to work one day and just walked out and enrolled at Media Tech Institute in Dallas tx. I ended up with my associates degree in audio, and went through their film program as well. I worked as a stagehand for awhile and as location sound for short films. I got my first job as a foh when Chaz Buchanan and his family opened Halton Theater. Then I went to Backyard on Bell, and shortly after that Rubber gloves was about to reopen and I popped in and started working there as well. At one point I was running Foh for 3 venues just to make a living. No it wasn’t easy, and I struggled to pay bills but I stuck with it. COVID 19 didn’t help so I was out of work for a little while, I got a few warehouse jobs during those dark days and started buying my own sound gear and went on the road with a country western band “The Tanner Sparks Band”. During the pandemic I was able to keep up my chops and help out some good friends in the process. Once the pandemic started to die down and everything started to open back up I went back to work at Rubber Gloves in Denton. Some lessons I’ve learned was to not spread myself to thin working at multiple venues and ask for help if you need it and be fearless.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So for food gotta go with Picone in Denton, places to drink and hangout Rubber gloves or Dan’s Silverleaf.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Well Rubber Gloves, Dan’s Silver leaf, Halton Theater, Backyard on Bell, Media Tech institute. Bands such as Heavy baby Sea Slugs, Big Hand Big Knife, Strays, Trauma Ray, Laughing Matter, Maestro Maya, Sunbuzzed, Tanner Sparks, Big Head, Lorelei K, Sexual Jeremy, Flesh narc, Record Setter, Smothered, Curl, Slobberbone, Big, Oil spill, Helium Queens, Fresh Ghost, Revan, Kombat, Fleshrot, The WeBeasties, Inverted Candles, Lament Configuration, and pretty much the entire north Texas death metal scene. I would like to recognize people such as Randall Minick, Rachel Weaver, Chad Withers, Jared Henry, Ben Scott, Michael Briggs, Brent Best, Elise Main, Zack Walker, Rick EYE, Charlie DeBolt, Will Mecca, The No Coast Crew, Stephanie Lazcano, Chuck Crosswhite, Ellie Alonzo, Kerry Crafton, Wes Martin, Larry Hill, Graham Rainer, Carly Jones, Scott Hawthorne and so many more people I owe my career to

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