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Being the Drummer Artists Want to Hire | Jeremy Kleynhans

Jeremy Kleynhans Theme Of This Episode In any given week, Jeremy could have shows with 5 different artists. We talk about his preparation approach, and how he manages each situation with care, and how to keep getting hired by prioritizing the artists’ needs. Bio In the past couple of years, Jeremy has been playing shows and

27 Jun
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Full-Time Touring Drummer at Age 11 | Andrew Hemmerling, Drummer for High Valley

Andrew Hemmerling Theme Of This Episode Andrew grew up on a tour bus, travelling with his family band. He started cutting his teeth at 11 when he replaced the drummer. Since, he’s moved to Nashville from northern Canada to tour full time with High Valley, and explains how to legally move to the US as

20 Jun
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Getting a Second Shot at Drums | Hubert Payne, Drummer for Little Big Town

Hubert Payne Theme Of This Episode Between a knife fight and a basketball injury, Hubert’s lucky to be alive, let alone play drums. He is no stranger to adversity and talks about taking action, creating forward momentum, ensuring you’re always better than you were yesterday. Bio When he is not on tour with LBT, Hubert

13 Jun
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From Springsteen to Tomoyasu Hotei | Zack Alford

Zack Alford Theme Of This Episode Zack’s shares some of his most memorable moments with Springsteen, Bowie, Gwen Stefani and how he’s used drumming to really explore other cultures. Bio Zack’s either out on tour with American superstars (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, B-52’s, Gwen Stefani), or he’s overseas touring with Japanese, German, or Spanish superstars.

06 Jun
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Podcast Mini Series with Steven Wolf – Part 4 | Ensuring Proper Album Credits

Ensuring Proper Album Credits Not receiving credit for a song/album you’ve recorded on sucks. Wolf’s been improperly credited (or not-credited) for Grammy-winning albums. He covers all of the details on how he makes sure he receives proper credit now. Steven Wolf Instagram: @wolf_drums Website: www.wolfedelic.com  

31 May
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Why it’s Okay to Opt Out of Touring | Stan Bicknell

Stan Bicknell Theme Of This Episode Stan has different goals than most drummers, he doesn’t want to tour, he doesn’t want to depend on drumming to pay his bills. He wants drumming to be his creative outlet and not a burden. He explains why he’s opted out of the touring world and uses drumming to

30 May
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Podcast Mini Series with Steven Wolf – Part 3 | When NOT To Take A Gig

When NOT To Take A Gig We always hear the advice telling us to take every gig we get offered. At some point in our career, it becomes really important to know when not to take a gig. Wolf gives us his criteria for taking or not taking gigs. Steven Wolf Instagram: @wolf_drums Website: www.wolfedelic.com

25 May
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Comparing Touring & TV House Band | Adam Marcello, Drummer for Katy Perry, American Idol

Adam Marcello Theme Of This Episode After spending a decade on tour with Katy Perry as music director and drummer, Adam’s joined the house band for American Idol. He gives us a closer look at how these two gigs challenge in different ways as a drummer. Bio Rhode Island native Adam Marcello is well known

23 May
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Podcast Mini Series with Steven Wolf – Part 2 | Reinventing Yourself In A Changing Industry

Reinventing Yourself In A Changing Industry The industry is changing faster than it ever has in the past. To thrive and succeed, it’s become imperative to adapt and reinvent how you play, how you work, and how you run your business. Wolf’s been kicking ass as a drummer, producer, and drum programmer for decades, and shares

18 May
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Why Drum Programming Dominates Modern Recordings | Jimmy Bralower, Platinum Drum Programmer

Jimmy Bralower Theme Of This Episode Jimmy is the OG of drum programming and had a front seat to the transition that took place as drum programming began to take over modern record productions. He shares what it was like, why it happened, and where it’s at now. Bio Jimmy’s work can be heard on

16 May
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Podcast Mini Series with Steven Wolf – Part 1 | Remote Work VS In-Person Work

Remote Work VS In-Person Work Working remotely as a studio musician has become increasingly popular. Wolf has done a lot of both and breaks down the pro’s and con’s of each arrangement, and why he prefers one over the other. Steven Wolf Instagram: @wolf_drums Website: www.wolfedelic.com

11 May
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Developing FEEL | Stanley Randolph, Drummer for Stevie Wonder & Christina Aguilera

Stanley Randolph Theme Of This Episode Stanley’s got pocket, and he shares about how he develops it, what he listens to on stage, how he interacts with percussionists, and what records he thinks have great feel. Bio Stanley Randolph has become one of the most in-demand and highly respected drummers of tour time, gaining the

09 May
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Understanding Survivorship Bias | Joshua Sales Drummer for Sam Hunt

Joshua Sales Theme Of This Episode We all fall into a trap where we look up to our favourite drummers and make an attempt to emulate what they do because if it works for them, it must work for me… Josh shares his insights on how to discern any incoming advice. Bio Joshua Sales is a Nashville-based

02 May
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Having Longevity In Your Drumming Career | Sean Fuller, Drummer for Florida Georgia Line

Sean Fuller Theme Of This Episode If Sean’s not out with FGL, he’s speaking to school students about how to achieve success in their lives, to which Sean is a perfect example who at 47, is performing at his best. Bio Sean Fuller, born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, started drumming as early as age

25 Apr
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Body Mechanics & Useless Practice | Dave Elitch

Dave Elitch Theme Of The Episode Dave Debunks rumours about the body mechanics of a drummer, and about practice. Bio Dave Elitch first garnered attention with his band Daughters of Mara’s debut album “I am Destroyer” in 2007, but his time touring with the American progressive rock band The Mars Volta in 2009-2010 is what

18 Apr
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Rebuilding Studio Songs For A Live Show | Joe Clegg, Drummer for Ellie Goulding

Joe Clegg Theme Of This Episode Joe was on the brink of finding a new career when he started building a career with Ellie Goulding. Assuming the role of Creative Director for earlier tours, and now working endlessly as a musical director to develop a new approach, rather than playing along to a wall of tracks

11 Apr
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Growing Your Career Along With An Artist | Ben Thomas, drummer for Rag N Bone Man

Ben Thomas Theme Of This Episode ⁃ Despite being a hired gun, Ben explains how he and the whole band act as a group who are all mutually invested in Rag N Bone Man’s success. Bio Since joining Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Ben has toured worldwide. Playing on various Headline Tours , Festivals , Stadiums,

04 Apr
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Want More Gigs? Play. The. Record. | Charles Haynes, Ed Sheeran’s TV Drummer

Charles Haynes Theme Of This Episode Charles dives into his production experience, and how it affects his drumming and explains the difference between drumming for Ed Sheeran, Gaga, Kayne, and Ayo. About A Golden Globe and Image Award winner, with an abundance of nominations, including two Grammy, one Oscar, and one Emmy, as a producer, songwriter,

26 Mar
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5 Lessons Learned From Stage with Garrett Goodwin, drummer for Carrie Underwood

Garrett Goodwin Garrett Goodwin began his career playing in the backdrop of worship movements across the country (Zoegirl, Jeff Deyo of Sonicflood, Lindell Cooley, two-time Dove Award winner By The Tree), he has since transitioned fluidly through the musical world. Most recently, Garrett has spent the last decade as the drummer for Carrie Underwood. Throughout

21 Mar
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Why To Treat Your Music Career Like Six Part Time Jobs | Chris Kimmerer, drummer for Thomas Rhett

Chris Kimmerer About Toronto native, living in Nashville since 2003, Chris has toured with Thomas Rhett, Steven Curtis Chapman, sonicflood, Mat Kearney, Steel Magnolia, Eric Paslay, and many others. In 2012, Chris joined Thomas Rhett’s band and has since fulfilled MD, band leading, and recording roles. When not touring, Chris owns and operates The Brown Owl Studio in

14 Mar
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