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With insights from years in the music industry, Sarah talks with masters of their crafts finding out what makes them tick, both inside and outside of the music business.

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

With insights from years in the music industry, Sarah talks with masters of their crafts finding out what makes them tick, both inside and outside of the music business.

    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Liberty DeVitto

    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Liberty DeVitto

    Liberty DeVitto is best known for his time creating hit music and touring the world with Billy Joel, but he is also an author of multiple books, a studio musician with superstars such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Carly Simon, and Karen Carpenter to name a few, and plays with his bands The Slim Kings and Lords of 52nd Street. Liberty tells some fantastic stories and give us great insight into being one of the most legendary songwriters' drummers ever, so come along with me as I catch up with Liberty DeVitto. 
    Follow Liberty on Instagram: Liberty Devitto (@liberty_devitto) • Instagram photos and videos
    Follow The slim Kings on Instagram: The Slim Kings (@theslimkings) • Instagram photos and videos
    Follow the Lords of 52nd Street on Instagram: The Lords of 52nd Street (@lordsof52ndstreet) • Instagram photos and videos
    Find Liberty’s autobiography here: Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness – Hudson Music
    Find Liberty’s children’s book here: Love, Santa Claus: A humble-hearted Christmas story: DeVitto, Liberty: 9781637610572: Amazon.com: Books

    • 56 min
    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Matt Kelly

    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Matt Kelly

    Matt Kelly is the drummer for the Dropkick Murphys and we talk all about their latest tour, their place in the world of Boston sports and in Hollywood, and their charity work! We also dive into Matt’s start as a drummer and hear about his influences! Come along with me as I catch up with Matt Kelly!
    Follow Matt on Instagram: Matt Kelly (@matt__dkm) • Instagram photos and videos
    Follow the Dropkick Murphys on Instagram: DROPKICK MURPHYS (@dropkickmurphys) • Instagram photos and videos
    The Dropkick Murphys Website: https://dropkickmurphys.com
    Find out more about the Claddagh Fund: | The Claddagh Fund (dropkickmurphys.com)

    • 58 min
    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Stanley Randolph

    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Stanley Randolph

    Stanley Randolph is the drummer for Stevie Wonder and is an incredible producer as well! He has played and toured with many other top acts and is working on his own projects now too. We talk about all of these things, and he gives some great advice and words of wisdom! So come along with me as I catch up with Stanley Randolph!
    Follow Stanley on Instagram: #OOHSTANLEY (@stanleyrrandolph) • Instagram photos and videos
    Stanley’s YouTube Channel: Stanley Randolph - YouTube

    • 52 min
    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Daxx Nielsen

    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Daxx Nielsen

    Daxx Nielsen has been the drummer for Cheap Trick for the last 13 years, but he is also a multi-instrument studio musician and has so many great stories! We talk about the touring life as well as home life, and we hear what he and the band have coming up this year and into their 50th year in 2024. Come along with me as I catch up with Daxx Nielsen!

    Daxx's Website: Daxx Nielsen
    Follow Daxx on Instagram: Daxx Nielsen (@cheaptrickdaxx) • Instagram photos and videos
    Check out Cheap Trick here: CheapTrick.com - Home

    • 57 min
    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Luis Conte

    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Luis Conte

    Luis Conte is a legendary percussionist who has played with the world's top musicians such as James Taylor, Madonna, and Phil Collins to name just a few! We talk about his upbringing in Cuba, his start in the music world in America, and he tells some absolutely incredible stories!! So come along with me as I catch up with Luis Conte!

    Follow Luis on Instagram: Luis Conte (@luisconte) • Instagram photos and videos
    Luis with the Phil Collins Big Band: Phil Collins Big Band - Pick up the pieces - YouTube

    • 55 min
    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Pat Petrillo

    Sarah Hagan Backstage with Pat Petrillo

    Pat Petrillo is known for his popular instructional videos on Drumeo.com and his DVDs and books with Hudson Music. He is a really fantastic educator, and he has a brand-new album out called "The Power Station Sessions". Pat shares a bit about his history, his philosophy, and gives us a whole lot of insight into the new album! Come along with me as I catch up with Pat Petrillo!

    Follow Pat on Instagram: Pat Petrillo (@patpdrummer) • Instagram photos and videos
    Pat's Website: Home Page - Pat Petrillo (patpdrummer.com)
    Pat's YouTube: Pat Petrillo - YouTube

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

skraps71 ,

Great drummers podcast!

Sarah listens and isn’t waiting to talk or relate as so Many other podcasters are guilty of doing. That’s refreshing. Hearing Harrison’s background/childhood was really interesting.

Keep up the great work! Looking forward to listening! Cheers.

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