Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Drums on Brothers Osborne debut album- Pawn Shop. Why? - Gold and Platinum records & 2 Grammy Nominations.
What are you working on at the moment?
Brothers Osborne/Chris Stapleton tour. BROS album. Various producing gigs.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Hubert Payne - Little Big Town drums... but only after we decide I'm not available;)
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Analog sounds better. Digital for diversity.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Clear, precise, professional sounding drums played appropriately.
What do you like most about your job?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Ukelele, kick-snare-hat, snark
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Church drummer, Rock drummer, Country drummer
How would you describe your style?
Tight and intentional.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Trent Reznor as an aspiring producer.
Can you share one music production tip?
Everything you creat must be hummed back before it's tracked.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most of my notortiy comes for the Country scene but prior to this endevour I was doing aggressive rock, also some contemporary Gospel.
What's your strongest skill?
Accentuating the beauty of simplicity while pushing the boundaries in the process with confidence
What do you bring to a song?
The first thing I bring to a song is the attitude. How do I want the listener to feel? Is that feeling cohesive with its message. A lot of times the drums can be the most effective director of the music and the glue which makes it all click.
What's your typical work process?
Typically I recieve a work tape recorded to a click track. Nothing fancy. I upload that track and begin experimenting with grooves sorting out which vibes best make the song come alive.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work in an excellent world class studio in Nashville, TN. The gear is the top of the time, live room is massive and precisely calculated for acoustics.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I always enjoyed the complexity of Steve Gadd, the simplicity of Levon Helm and the thought process of Trent Reznor
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most often I do drum tracks for clients. I'm fortunate that my position in Nashville allows me to work your tunes in world class studios with endless gear for endless possibilities.