Drew Ryder Smith

Session Vocalist & Mixer

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Drew Ryder Smith is a pro songwriter, vocalist, mixing engineer and producer in Nashville, TN. His songs have been recorded by Randy Houser, Merle Haggard, Jason Charles Miller, Kevin Denney and others. He got his start in recording studios while running coffee in the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, in Muscle Shoals, AL at age 17.

My services include: session vocals/background vocals for your demo, mixing for your album/EP/project, vocal tuning and comping.

My process is simple: I take the time to discuss with you your vision of your album, project or demo, to ensure that ALL of your needs are met for your finished product.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • English

67 Reviews - 13 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Laurence C.
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    Drew is a pleasure to work with...efficient, fast, excellent vocals matching instructions. I would hire him again without hesitation, and, indeed, hope to.

  2. Review by George D.
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    First project with Drew... did an excellent job with a quick turnaround Great partner Really good outcome.

  3. Review by Morgan D.
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    Drew is a real pro and so easy to work with!

  4. Review by Simon Reid
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    Drew is an absolutely phenomenal vocalist!! I’ve completed several projects with him, and I can’t speak highly enough of his superb attitude, professionalism and ability to deliver outstanding vocals every single time. He’s a real find, I HIGHLY recommend working with him!

  5. Review by Simon Reid
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    Drew is amazing, he knocks it out the park time after time! He always delivers a superb vocal, communicates perfectly, and exceeds my clients’ expectations. 10/10.

  6. Review by Simon Reid
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    Drew is an awesome guy, very professional and super fun to work with! Always delivers perfect vocals, with the exact right feeling, tone and performance. Can't recommend highly enough!

  7. Review by Morgan DeLucia
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    I have worked with several singers on SoundBetter and they have been really good. But then I connected with Drew... oh man, this guy is freakin' awesome! He can sing. He knows what the song needs. He delivers! My only question is - can he dance??? Stay tuned and I'll let you know as soon as I find out.

  8. Review by Tom D.
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    Drew is the MAN! Gave my song a soaring country vocal and was fun to work with! Highly recommend!!!

  9. Review by Larry J.
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    great singer -will use again

  10. Review by Morgan D.
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    Drew gave me an outstanding vocal performance for a country tune that needed a great voice. I had been looking but wasn't finding a singer that fit the bill. Drew delivered in a big way! He was very professional and easy to work with.
    Thanks Drew!

  11. Review by Tushar L.
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    It's very tough to find a VO artist who's also melodically very sound! Drew delivered wonderfully! He's a perfect mixture of incredible VO and perfect singing! What a great find!

  12. Review by James P.
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    As always, Drew did a great job with my demo track. He is always responsive, pays attention to detail, and sounds great! This is the 5th or 6th time that I have worked with Drew, and he always does an incredible job!

  13. Review by Simon Reid
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    Another awesome job from Drew! Quick and professional as always!

  14. Review by Simon Reid
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    Outstanding vocalist! Drew’s a great guy, super pro and nails it every single time! Highly recommended!

  15. Review by Carol K.
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    Drew is top notch! He is professional, does the vocals in a timely manner and responds quickly to messages. I will def be using him again!

  16. Review by phillipsandersmusic@gmail.com
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    Drew was excellent to work with on my traditional country song. I will definitely use him in the future.

  17. Review by Simon Reid
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    Drew is a fantastic vocalist!! A true professional, delivered the perfect vocal first time! Will absolutely work with him again, cannot recommend highly enough!!

  18. Review by Dan Allen Music
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    This Dude gets it done!!!! GREAT vocal on a time line. I know where to get the work done when it needs to get done.

  19. Review by Ben N.
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    Awesome performance, easy communication, got the vision and dialed it in 10/10. Very pleased, you should definitely consider Drew for your next project!

  20. Review by robert m.
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    great singer and a great guy. Very easy to work with. Highly recommend

Interview with Drew Ryder Smith

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. You can't beat the sound of analog gear, but the digital world has greatly improved the workflow for so many.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: My promise is to make your finished product sound just like you heard it in your head - and BETTER!

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: I love getting to collaborate with other artists, producers and musicians!

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: What's your vision for your project?

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Anything Rupert Neve, an 1176, C414, SSL channel strip and something with a tape reel!

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: The Eagles. I'd love to sit and watch their process.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: When it starts sounding musical, you're getting close!

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Country, alternative, pop, indie, acoustic.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: My process is to first learn and understand the client's vision for their project. Then, aim for it!

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Joe West, Glen Tabor, Billy Decker, Dave Pensado

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Mixing and session vocals

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