Today's guest is my great friend and world class drummer and mix engineer Celso Alberti. We've been working together since the late 90's and I learnt so much from him early on in my career that I am forever grateful for. He has some amazing stories and knowledge to impart in this interview. Enjoy!
Not only is John a long time friend of mine but he's one of my favorite bass players in the world. He's also recorded, mixed and mastered several of my solo albums and is a long time collaborator with Jojo Mayer in the band Nerve. From his days as front of house engineer with John Patitucci to owning the Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, this interview is packed full of great insight and information for musicians of all walks of life.
Rob Bailey is one of my musical heroes and someone I'm proud to call not just a friend but also a mentor through my early years living in New York City and finding my way as a musician. He not only introduced me to Zeppelin (way late in my life!) but taught me what it was to be a professional musician. From ad Jingles to Aerosmith, he's literally done it all. Have a listen to what goes into a successful life long career as a guitar player, singer, composer and musician.
I sit down in NYC with my long time friend, bandmate and fellow magic enthusiast (I learned everything I know from him!) Jojo Mayer. He was fresh off the road from a tour of the UK with his band NERVE and had a lot of great insight to give when it came to our discussion about the music business, drums, the internet and host of other things.
It's not often that I get to meet any heroes of mine, let alone sit down with them in New York City for a one on one interview. This is the most action packed 35mins of my podcasting history to date and I hope you enjoy "that time I met Seth Godin for the first time..."
Make sure you check out the youtube video I reference in today's episode. It's a great preview of three techniques that are essential to the chords and reharm course. And the best part is, it's all free! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V-Hs5jV3aI
I sit down with Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi for an in-depth interview and jam session. We talk about everything from touring to fitness, gear to composition and just about everything in between. As well as playing a little together and trading musical ideas.
A unique story of someone at the height of their career in the music business working as a drummer, recording engineer and mixing engineer with the likes of Sting, Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Santana, Kelly Clarkson and the list goes on... who starts over from scratch in a completely new field, becoming just as much a guru of this new found love for health, nutrition, hydration and well being. The information in this podcast could change your life as a musician. It has done for me and allows me to operate at a much higher level whether it's performing live, recording in the studio or composing original music for my own albums.
I got to sit down and chat with one of my best friends and long time musical companions Bob Reynolds today. We talk about everything from working for RedBull to touring with John Mayer and playing wedding gigs in NYC to recording live with Snarky Puppy. The pressures of playing on live TV, how to be best prepared for any kind of performance and what its been like transitioning from East to West coasts. Check Bob out and follow him at bobreynoldsmusic.com.