JIMMY WALLACE - KEYBOARD (THE WALLFLOWERS, JOE WALSH, MIRANDA LAMBERT)
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3w ago
Today’s guest is Jimmy Wallace! Hailing from Shreveport Louisiana, Jimmy is a Nashville based Keyboardist who has checked all the boxes of a fulfilled career in serving the song. Jimmy has toured with artists like The Wallflowers, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Joe Walsh, and Jewel. He’s served in the studio alongside acts such as Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Parker McCollum, and Bonnie Bishop. Balancing a steady career between live gigs and studio work is an insurmountable feat for most musicians. However, Jimmy has managed to find success in a discerning approach to taking gigs that fill his pocke ..read more
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Terence F. Clark - Drummer (Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Lauren Diagle)
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1M ago
Today’s guest is Terence F. Clark. Terence is a Grammy Nominated drummer, producer, composer and artist. Following the motto of “There’s not a right way, but there is a wrong way,” Terence has combined his technical skill with an artist-first mindset that has helped him master the art of serving the song.  Terence has held down the pocket in the studio for artists like Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Lauren Daigle, Toby Mac, and Joss Stone. He is currently in the touring band for Keith Urban, and a top call for the drum chair in the studio scenes of Nashville, Memphis, and abroad! In this episo ..read more
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Kent Wells - Producer (Dolly Parton, Reba, Kenny Rogers)
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3M ago
Today’s guest is Kent Wells. A guitar player, producer, studio owner, and songwriter, Kent’s road case bumper sticker is “Enjoy the climb.” Over a 30+ year, he has summited the peaks of every aspect of the recording industry.  Kent began his ascent after his available notice on the musicians union bulletin board caught the eye of Keith Whitley’s bandleader. After standing behind the spotlight of one of Nashville’s most exciting new acts at the time, he then went on to tour with legends like The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Reba, and Dolly Parton. Eventually, the thrill of playing some of ..read more
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MIKE BRIGNARDELLO - BASS (REBA, BLAKE SHELTON, BILLY RAY CYRUS)
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4M ago
Todays guest is Mike Brignardello. Mike has been holding down the groove as a first call session Bass player for over 40 years. Mike’s career journey started in his soulful hometown of Memphis. He then hit the road with Christian acts, DeGarmo & Key and Amy Grant, before becoming a founding member of the rock band Giant, and eventually planting his bass in Nashville’s country music session scene.  We could list all of the artists that Mike has served over the years, but it would be easier to say that if  an act recorded in Nashville in the past four decades, it’s a fairly safe be ..read more
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Bryan Sutton - Acoustic Gutar (Rick Skaggs, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks)
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by Studio Musician Academy
4M ago
If you’ve ever seen or heard a guitar picking unicorn, you were probably witnessing the work of Bryan Sutton. While our brief introduction could barely scratch the surface of covering the immense accomplishments of one of the most sought after acoustic guitar players in the recording industry, we’ll do our best. Bryan is a Grammy award winner and nine-time international Bluegrass music association guitar player of the year. Over the past 30 years Bryan has shared the stage and studio floor with the highest echelon of artists across the Country, Bluegrass, and Americana genres. Ricky Skaggs, Be ..read more
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Kris Donegan - Guitar (Darius Rucker, Shania Twain, Colbie Caillat
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5M ago
Today’s guest is Kris Donegan. If there’s a model example for developing your own preverbal box to fit into, Kris’ career is the blueprint. His unique approach to the session guitar chair has landed him on records with artists ranging from Darius Rucker, Shania Twain, and Kane Brown to Colbie Caillat, Third Eye Blind, and Michael W. Smith. He is an ACM guitar player of the year nominee, with numerous #1’s and Grammy winning recordings on his deep resume of studio sessions. Kris has navigated the delicate balance of defining a creative identity that sets him apart from the crowd, while allowing ..read more
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Steve Brewster- Drums (Dierks Bentley, Faith Hill, Chicago)
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by Studio Musician Academy
6M ago
Todays guest is first call, Nashville session drummer, Steve Brewster. Over the past 30+ years, Steve has lended his eclectic approach on the drum set to records for a vast array of artists such as Richard Marx, Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley, Michael W. Smith, Chicago, and Jewel.  Steve has mastered the art of session playing, with an approach that puts the artistic vision of the song and the big picture of the band performance before his own instrument. Utilizing what he refers to as his “stylistic mix dial.” Steve fine tunes his approach to serve each unique song. In this episode, hosted ..read more
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Mike Waldron - Guitar (Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Jon Bon Jovi)
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6M ago
Todays guest is Mike Waldron. Mike has been picking through major tours and studio sessions for over 30 years. As a first call guitar player, he’s supported artists like Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs, and Hillary Scott.  Starting his career in LA club scene, Mike followed the “say yes to every gig” mentality which helped him polish his craft and connect with countless artists and songwriters. One of those songwriters, Jan Buckingham, suggested he make the trek to Nashville and with her help, Mike was playing the Grand Ol Opry a few short weeks later. Since then, Mike has bec ..read more
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TODD LOMBARDO (KACEY MUSGRAVES, NIALL HORAN, MORGAN WALLEN)
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by Studio Musician Academy
8M ago
Todays Guest is Todd Lombardo! Todd’s career has been a masterful balancing act of execution as a first call studio musician, songwriter and producer.  His catalog of recording credits have amassed over 3 billion streams. He’s earned 2 nominations for ACM acoustic guitar player of the year, and has collaborated with artists ranging from Niall Horan and James Bay, to Morgan Wallen and Sam Hunt, to Kacey Musgraves and Vince Gill. Todd’s path into the upper echelon of the recording industry started with his exploration of creating demos in his home studio and collaborating with a variety of ..read more
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Jeffery Roach - (Tim McGraw, Ne-Yo, Giorgio Moroder)
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by Studio Musician Academy
9M ago
Today’s guest is Jeff Roach! Jeff is a phenomenal keyboardist, and arguably one of the best sound design/synth programmers out there.  The man doesn’t even own Omnisphere.  That’s how much of a badass he is.  Always a great energy in the room, and an incredible ear for music.  If you’re looking for clues on how to maintain a consistent career on an instrument that has buried many in its ever-evolving, technological wake- you'll love this episode! Support the show Join The Band for FREE at studiomusicianacademy.com For access to exclusive masterclass sessions Instagram Yout ..read more
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