Session drummer in Nashville, TN. for 25+ yrs. Access to all the best studios in Nashville.

Wayne’s playing has been heard over the radio on #1 songs & #1 records. His discography includes 1000’s of recording’s by 100’s of songwriters and artists, including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Leon Russell, Toby Keith, Colt Ford, Steve Forbert, Matthew West, Kenny Rogers, Justin Moore, Collin Raye, Steve Holy among others. Wayne’s programming experience is also extensive, having produced EDM, Pop, Hip Hop, and Pop/Rap/Country tracks for many artists.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Lots of drums and electronic gear

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Breakout Nashville

What are you working on at the moment?
Producing 3 artists, recording artist/songwriters songs, and drumming on sessions.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital for practical purposes
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My part of it will be good
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much will it cost (see the prospective clients response).
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That its not real work.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Whats your budget is the #1 question I like to determine initially. I get asked all the time how much will it cost to make a record, or record x amount of songs. The analogy here is like asking someone "how much will it cost to build a house?".....well, the obvious question becomes exactly what do you want and what budget do we have to work with.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Trust and don't fear stretching your comfort zone.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Eastman School Of Music, Nashville session musician for 25+ yrs
Can you share one music production tip?
What type of music do you usually work on?
Country Pop Rock
What's your strongest skill?
Casting the right session players for the project, and knowing how to facilitate the recording process. Nashville has quite a few session musicians who play on lots of records, and not just country records. I've worked with them all and know what they bring to the table.
What do you bring to a song?
Me and all the talent and connections I've made in my career.
What's your typical work process?
1.Discuss musical vibe / direction 2. Pre-production including programming, song key, charting etc... 3. Tracking live instruments if needed 4. Post tracking editing 5. Produce, record, edit vocals 6. Mix 7. Master if desired
Tell us about your studio setup.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Hit songwriters and artists
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Make radio ready productions from artist/songwriters demos