On Episode 013, Jamie talks with Brendan Hengle of Trapt about his musical upbringing, the formation of Hope for the Dying and getting the call to join Trapt. They also discuss Trapt's plans for a new album, upcoming tour and the acoustic tour that is about to wrap up. Brendan is a multi-talented musician and super person, so you certainly need to hear his inspirational story.
Episode 012 features Jason Smay of JD McPherson's outstanding band. Jamie and Jason discuss his upbringing in Rochester, New York, his incredible traditional grip technique and his jazz influences. They also talk candidly about Jason's time with Los Straightjackets and his decision to join JD McPherson's band, the recording of JD's latest album, Undivided Heart and Soul, and the upcoming tour season. Jason is incredibly well-versed in all things drum-related and is one super cool guy. This is a must-listen episode.
On Episode 011, Jamie chats with Johnny Rabb of Collective Soul about their new live album and the upcoming tour season. They also recount Johnny's start as a drummer (and soccer player), his time at Berklee College of Music and becoming the World's Fastest Drummer for a number of years. Johnny also offers some wonderful and heartfelt thoughts about his contemporaries in the drumming world and gives outstanding advice to others that are pursuing a life in the music business. This is a fantastic conversation that applies to everyone.
On Episode 010, Jamie talks with Aaron Comess of The Spin Doctors about growing up in Dallas, moving to New York and forming The Spin Doctors. They also chat about the NYC music scene and Aaron's fantastic new record, Sculptures.
On episode 009, Jamie sits down with Nate Morton of NBC's hit show, The Voice. Jamie and Nate recount Nate's start as a drummer, his time and Berklee College of Music, moving to Los Angeles and finding his first major gigs. They also talk about Nate's time playing with Cher and Paul Stanley, his time on CBS's Rockstar: INXS and Rockstar: Supernova and landing the gig on The Voice. Nate also tells The Drum Shuffle crowd about a typical week in his life as the drummer on The Voice. This is an episode to remember!
On this episode, Jamie talks with Scott Pellegrom about outside the box drumming, his studio work, The Scott Pellegrom Trio, creating his signature products for Dream Cymbals and his incredible videos on social media.
On this week's episode, Jamie asks what words should we use and not use when describing drummers. He also has a fantastic conversation with Josh Touchton, US Brand Manager of Natal Drums, about Josh's upbringing, how he got his start in instrument manufacturing and marketing, vintage gear collecting and even Nelson! Yes, that Nelson. This is a great show that you do not want to miss!
On Episode 006, Jamie sits down with Bryan Scott, CEO of Rockstar Marketing, to discuss social media strategies and SEO for musicians. This is a HIGHLY educational and helpful episode that every musician should hear!