Caleb Crosby | Drummer Of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown | Clubs To Stadiums


Theme Of This Episode

In this Episode Caleb Crosby, drummer & member of Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown gives us the scoop on his experience touring Europe opening for ACDC, being a member of a full-time rock and roll band, The Shakedown, meeting Tyler Bryant, and why he and the Shakedown avoid using a click/metronome for their live performances.

It’s an action-packed episode with some amazing stories, including how the rhythm section of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown got called to play for Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) in front of one of the biggest crowds of their career.

Caleb Crosby’s Bio

Caleb Crosby is a drummer and instructor based out of Nashville, TN. A graduate of Belmont University, Caleb has played with a wide array of artists. As a member of Nashville-based rock band, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, Caleb spent 2016 touring the world with AC/DC and Guns N Roses. You can expect a new album from Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, with Caleb on drums, in 2017.

What You’ll Learn From This Podcast

What life is like as a member of a band.

The importance of working with people you compliment.

How opportunity finds you when you put your head down and work.


A Few Great Quotes

“Don’t always rely on a metronome. Don’t think that’s the only way.”

“You don’t always get it right the first time… It’s part of the process.”

“Less is always more.”

“Let the space do the talking.”

“It’s the touch on a drum set (that matters most).”

“Angus Young plays really light.”

“Anyone can play 2 & 4, but how do you play it?”

“If you’re in the industry, you know there are a lot of ups and downs.”

Drummers to Check-Out

Chris Slate: epitome of a train, with ACDC. Solid time and feel.

Zoro: How to groove and create a sound from your own touch.

Joey Kramer: Aerosmith’s backbeat.


Caleb Crosby

Instagram: @caleb_crosby


Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Instagram: @tbshakedown



Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown

Steve Gadd

Ben Rector

Matt Kearney

Jeff Beck

Chris Slate

Angus Young

Joey Kramer




Paul Simon

Al Jarreau

Fleetwood Mac

Muddy Waters

Led Zeppelin

Tyler Bryant


Chris Cornell



Brian Johnson

Guns N’ Roses

Axel Rose


Chester Thompson

John Bonham

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