Each Episode, Joe Wong speaks to a different musician about life.
RIP: Jeremiah Green
Jeremiah Green, drummer for Modest Mouse, passed away 12/31/2022 of cancer. This is a re-post of our conversation from 2017. We at The Trap Set are sending love to Jeremiah's family, bandmates, and many friends around the world.
304: Patricia Brennan
Patricia Brennan is an improvisatory mallet percussionist who as been hailed as one of the instrument's new leaders. As a sidewoman, she's worked with artists such as Mary Halvorson, Matt Mitchell, and John Hollenbeck.
Her solo debut, Maquishti, released by Valley of Search Records was included on the New York Times 10 best Jazz albums of 2021. This conversation was recorded by phone last year during lockdown.
RIP: Viola Smith
This week, we're revisiting our 2017 conversation with the fantastic Viola Smith, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 107. We'll be back next week with a new episode.
303: Nate Smith
Over the last two decades, Nate Smith has emerged as one of his generation's most innovative drummers. His unique style marries a deep, earthy sense of time with cerebral adventurousness. Nate has backed artists such as Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, and Brittany Howard; and in recent years he has come into his own as a composer and bandleader. This episode was recorded during the summer of 2021, just before The Trap Set went on hiatus. Nate's story is more relevant than ever.
302: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Rick Allen's driving, tuneful style propelled Def Leppard to massive popularity during the 80s and early 90s. The band recently released its twelfth studio album, Diamond Star Halos. Rick met with Joe in Beverly Hills to discuss his forty year career, and the life that informed it.
RIP: Mimi Parker (Low)
Mimi Parker--best known as drummer, vocalist, and co-founder of the band Low--passed away on November 5th after a battle with cancer. Here is Joe's conversation with Mimi, originally released in June, 2017.
My favourite Podcast
This podcast is so fascinating to listen to. Growing up hearing these artists play and then hearing them talk in-depth about their lives just makes me smile. The stuff I’ve discovered and learned with every interview just keeps me coming back for more.
Well done, Joe! Keep up the amazing work! Also, would love to hear an interview with Patrick Wilson from Weezer, if possible!
Snared by the Trap Set
This has become one of my favourite podcasts. Joe’s generous and conversational interview style allows his guests to often open up about so much more than just drumming. An inspiring listen.
My favourite podcast! Always excited each week for the new episodes.