38 episodes

The studio musician academy podcast explores the career paths and creative methods of the top instrumentalists in the recording industry. We are making expert mentorship available to every musician who wants to expand their career. We pull back the curtain to take you on the other side of the glass and inside the creative minds of today's top studio musicians. From getting the gig, to creating the sound and playing the part, learn how the masters have built their careers by serving the song in their own, unique ways.

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The studio musician academy podcast explores the career paths and creative methods of the top instrumentalists in the recording industry. We are making expert mentorship available to every musician who wants to expand their career. We pull back the curtain to take you on the other side of the glass and inside the creative minds of today's top studio musicians. From getting the gig, to creating the sound and playing the part, learn how the masters have built their careers by serving the song in their own, unique ways.

    JIMMY WALLACE - KEYBOARD (THE WALLFLOWERS, JOE WALSH, MIRANDA LAMBERT)

    JIMMY WALLACE - KEYBOARD (THE WALLFLOWERS, JOE WALSH, MIRANDA LAMBERT)

    Send us a Text Message.Today’s guest is Jimmy Wallace!Hailing from Shreveport Louisiana, Jimmy is a Nashville based Keyboardist who has checked all the boxes of a fulfilled career in serving the song. Jimmy has toured with artists like The Wallflowers, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Joe Walsh, and Jewel. He’s served in the studio alongside acts such as Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Parker McCollum, and Bonnie Bishop. Balancing a steady career between live gigs and studio work is an insurmountable fe...

    • 36 min
    Terence F. Clark - Drummer (Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Lauren Diagle)

    Terence F. Clark - Drummer (Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Lauren Diagle)

    Send us a Text Message.Today’s guest is Terence F. Clark. Terence is a Grammy Nominated drummer, producer, composer and artist. Following the motto of “There’s not a right way, but there is a wrong way,” Terence has combined his technical skill with an artist-first mindset that has helped him master the art of serving the song. Terence has held down the pocket in the studio for artists like Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Lauren Daigle, Toby Mac, and Joss Stone. He is currently in the touring ...

    • 57 min
    B. JAMES LOWRY - Guitar (Tim McGraw, Pretty Lights, Jewel)

    B. JAMES LOWRY - Guitar (Tim McGraw, Pretty Lights, Jewel)

    Send us a Text Message.Today’s guest is B James Lowry! B James is a Nashville based guitarist, composer, and producer. He’s sat in the coveted guitar chair on recordings for artists like Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Pretty Lights, Jewel, and even the Chipmunks! After getting his start as a touring side-man with some of the industry’s biggest acts, B. James made a risky leap in burning his ships and transitioning into the session scene full time. Trading a six figure career to become a $50 per...

    • 30 min
    Kent Wells - Producer (Dolly Parton, Reba, Kenny Rogers)

    Kent Wells - Producer (Dolly Parton, Reba, Kenny Rogers)

    Send us a Text Message.Today’s guest is Kent Wells. A guitar player, producer, studio owner, and songwriter, Kent’s road case bumper sticker is “Enjoy the climb.” Over a 30+ year, he has summited the peaks of every aspect of the recording industry. Kent began his ascent after his available notice on the musicians union bulletin board caught the eye of Keith Whitley’s bandleader. After standing behind the spotlight of one of Nashville’s most exciting new acts at the time, he then went on ...

    • 28 min
    MIKE BRIGNARDELLO - BASS (REBA, BLAKE SHELTON, BILLY RAY CYRUS)

    MIKE BRIGNARDELLO - BASS (REBA, BLAKE SHELTON, BILLY RAY CYRUS)

    Send us a Text Message.Todays guest is Mike Brignardello. Mike has been holding down the groove as a first call session Bass player for over 40 years. Mike’s career journey started in his soulful hometown of Memphis. He then hit the road with Christian acts, DeGarmo & Key and Amy Grant, before becoming a founding member of the rock band Giant, and eventually planting his bass in Nashville’s country music session scene. We could list all of the artists that Mike has served over the ye...

    • 26 min
    Bryan Sutton - Acoustic Gutar (Rick Skaggs, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks)

    Bryan Sutton - Acoustic Gutar (Rick Skaggs, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks)

    Send us a Text Message.If you’ve ever seen or heard a guitar picking unicorn, you were probably witnessing the work of Bryan Sutton. While our brief introduction could barely scratch the surface of covering the immense accomplishments of one of the most sought after acoustic guitar players in the recording industry, we’ll do our best.Bryan is a Grammy award winner and nine-time international Bluegrass music association guitar player of the year. Over the past 30 years Bryan has shared the sta...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MatMaxwell ,

Excellent Podcast

I’ve listened to two full episodes and a bunch of clips on IG. There’s a lot of macro and nuanced bits of info that keep me listening, smirking, or an audible “Mmmm…” Genuinely diggin’ it.

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