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Lessons Learned after 26+ Years of Touring | Brian Frasier-Moore, Drummer for Justin Timberlake

Brian Frasier-Moore Theme Of This Episode Some lessons are learned quickly. Others take a lifetime to learn. Brian shares some lessons that it’s taken him 26 years of professional drumming to learn. What You’ll Learn From This Episode The “Two-Bar Repeat” How to know what an MD wants from you Why people hire “Brian”, not

19 Dec
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What to Look for in a Great Mentor | Ben Bradley, Drummer for Brett Kissel

Ben Bradley Theme Of This Episode The only thing that being a three-time CCMA Drummer of the year means is that you’re willing to work hard, you’ve been blessed with great mentors, and learned some important lessons along the way. Ben just finished the most extensive tour in Canadian history with Brett Kissel, and shares

12 Dec
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The Reality of Getting Paid as a Drummer | Kevin Murphy, Drummer for Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 2

Kevin Murphy Theme Of This Episode Kevin’s known to have some strong, but well-warranted opinions about drumming, the state of the biz, getting paid, and how social media has affected the quality of drummers. We felt like a podcast was the best place to expand on those. What You’ll Learn From This Episode the difference

05 Dec
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Is Country the New Rock? | Kevin Murphy, Drummer for Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 1

Kevin Murphy Theme Of This Episode Kevin’s known to have some strong, but well-warranted opinions about drumming, the state of the biz, getting paid, and how social media has affected the quality of drummers. We felt like a podcast was the best place to expand on those. What You’ll Learn From This Episode the difference

28 Nov
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Maintaining Relationships With Your Artists | Jeremy Kleynhans

Jeremy Kleynhans Theme Of This Episode Jeremy plays with many artists. He may leave for a month long tour and have to sub out on some shows, but many artists choose to put him back in once he’s back. Artist’s can’t seem to replace him, so we talk about why this might be. Bio In

21 Nov
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How To Deal With Being the New Guy | Alex Torjussen, drummer for Niall Horan

Alex Torjussen Theme Of This Episode Alex has been touring from a young age, and has been the ‘new guy” enough times to know how to react and grow quickly to fill the shoes. What You’ll Learn From This Episode What to look for in a mentor Why to take the “non-click” gigs too How

15 Nov
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Drumming in a Comedy Show | Elie Bertrand

Elie Bertrand Theme Of This Episode Moving between Montreal, Toronto, and Paris to pursue music hasn’t been easy for French-Canadian drummer Elie Bertrand, but it’s  given her diverse set of experiences to draw from. Aside from playing in many “normal” bands, Elie’s also spent time on the road as a drummer on a comedy tour.

07 Nov
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Building Your Music Career Backwards Pt. 1 | G. Maxwell Zemanovic, Drummer for Miranda Lambert

G. Maxwell Zemanovic Theme Of This Episode Max purposefully made sure that the first time he played Miranda Lambert’s songs were at his audition to play with her. Max intentionally steers clear from promoting many of his career highlights on the internet. At first glance, some of Max’s advice might seem to come out of

17 Oct
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Playing For A Rapidly Growing Artist | Rhett Noland, Drummer for NF

Rhett Noland Theme Of This Episode As NF’s drummer, Rhett’s watched their career 10X over the last couple of years. It’s the type of growth we all want to see and be a part of, but in addition to the upsides of being in that situation, it comes with some growing pains that can’t be

02 Oct
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How Touring Can Make You a Better Person | Nikki Glaspie

Nikki Glaspie Theme Of This Episode Since being a member of Beyonce’s all female touring band, Nikki started her own band called the Nth Power. if she’s not out playing with them, she’s with Dumpstaphunk or Maceo Parker. She talks about how touring has changed her, and what motivates her to continue making music. What You’ll Learn

15 Aug
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Business Insights for Touring Drummers | Sahir Hanif, Masters of Maple Drums

Sahir Hanif Theme Of This Episode Sahir owns a drum company, Masters of Maple Drums, and a touring/production company Ghost Tech Touring. If he’s not sourcing trees, or building drums, he’s drum tech-ing in studio, or staffing tours with tech personnel. He shares some of his experiences in running multiple companies in the music biz.

08 Aug
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How a Career Develops over Twenty Years with the Same Band. | Riley Breckenridge

Riley Breckenridge Bio Riley’s a founding member, drummer, and songwriter for Thrice. He also plays in a band called Less Art, loves baseball, BBQing, and dad life. Theme Of This Episode Drumming in the same band for the last twenty years is a unique situation that most of us drummers haven’t found ourselves in. Many

01 Aug
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Becoming Your Own Drum Tech | Kenny Sharretts

Kenny Sharretts Bio Kenny’s an A-level drum technician, keyboard tech, and stage manager based in Austin, TX, working alongside artists like Elvis Costello, Janet Jackson, Train, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, teching for drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Aaron Spears, Stanley Randolph, etc… Theme Of This Episode Kenny’s tech’d for many of the world’s top drummers, and

25 Jul
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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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