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The Career Musician is a socially connected culture of musicians supporting each other by sharing knowledge and personal experiences in the entertainment field. Empowering professional and aspiring pro musicians with insightful strategies for a sustainable career via The Career Musician Podcast hosted by NOMAD. Created by Musicians for Musicians. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

The Career Musician is a socially connected culture of musicians supporting each other by sharing knowledge and personal experiences in the entertainment field. Empowering professional and aspiring pro musicians with insightful strategies for a sustainable career via The Career Musician Podcast hosted by NOMAD. Created by Musicians for Musicians. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Young Gun Drums | Jason Hartless

    Young Gun Drums | Jason Hartless

    Jason Hartless began his professional career in 2007 at the age of 12, touring with former Uncle Kracker guitarist, Brian Schram, and in 2009 they toured together on Motley Crue’s Crue Fest II Tour.
    Now 25, Hartless has established himself as a touring/session drummer, and has landed gigs with legends such as Ted Nugent, Joe Lynn Turner & Mitch Ryder.
    Jason has been mentored by drummers such as Corky Laing (Mountain), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie), Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Anton Fig (Renown Session Drummer) and many more.
    Hartless is currently a student at Berklee College of Music working towards a Masters degree in Music Business.
    So it goes without saying that NOMAD and Jason had a lot of unique topics to discuss in this episode of The Career Musician!
    WEBSITE: http://www.jasonhartless.com/biography.html
    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/jhartless94
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Jason_hartless
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jasonhartlessofficial/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Deep Pocket Bass | Dwayne Smitty Smith

    Deep Pocket Bass | Dwayne Smitty Smith

    Dwayne Smitty Smith is an extraordinary bass player who has earned recognition among industry pros. He's worked with artists such as George Howard, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Anita Baker, Teena Marie, Natalie Cole, Kirk Whalum, Rachelle Ferrell, Tom Jones and 7 years with the legendary Isley Brothers.
    His talents have contributed to recordings with such artist as Will Downing, Ledisi, Paul Taylor, Maysa, Lalah Hathaway, Najee, Laura Izibor, the Frankie Beverly “Tribute”, Chante Moore and many others. He's also contributed to scores for film and sitcoms.
    Smitty earned his first gold record for co-writing Boney James’ “Without A Doubt” on Boney’s Seduction album.
    For 13 years, Smitty was the music director for the benefit concert “Starlight Jazz Serenade”, which supports Hands for Hope, a non-profit organization committed to free after school programs for at-risk youth in the North Hollywood area.
    https://www.dwaynesmittysmith.com/
    https://www.thecareermusician.com/

    • 54 min
    Movie Magic Musician | Carl Rydlund

    Movie Magic Musician | Carl Rydlund

    This is the stuff that Career Musician dreams are made of. Carl Rydlund is no doubt an over-achiever. He started out with earning a degree in woodwinds and orchestration and went on to become a composer and conductor, but Carl knew he had more to offer, so he became a studio session guitarist!
    His list of credits for movies he's worked on as orchestrator, and/or guitarist, and/or conductor, and/or music prep. is stunning, no doubt including a couple of your favorites: The Joker, Lion King, Batman vs. Superman, Men In Black, to name only a few!
    He's also worked with artist such as Hans Zimmer, Barbara Streisand.
    Carl is a multi-threat and a top name in the biz. He’s worked as an arranger and copyist at Joann Kane Music and Disney, and has an extensive resume when it comes to film and TV scoring.
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1204053/
    https://scoringarts.com/eventlibrary/carl-rydlund/
    https://www.colorado.edu/music/2018/06/13/alumni-spotlight-carl-rydlund

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Guitar Sophisticate | Tariqh Akoni

    Guitar Sophisticate | Tariqh Akoni

    Considered by his peers as a "six-string virtuouso," Tariqh has no doubt earned such a distinction. He holds the position of Musical Director for multi-platinum recording artist, Josh Groban and was formally the Chair of the Guitar Department at L.A. Music Academy.
    Tariqh's resume is stacked with legendary names: He's worked with artists like Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, George Duke, Bette Midler, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Tom Scott, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith and the Backstreet Boys.
    NOMAD and Tariqh chat about the particulars of such a career, about the L.A. scene, and how Tariqh got to the place he is today. Tariqh reminds us that art and commerce werent necessarily meant to mix!
    https://www.tariqh.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/tariqhakoni
    https://www.discogs.com/artist/3288537-Tariqh-Akoni
    https://www.instagram.com/tariqhakoni/

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Immediate Family - Renegade Man | Steve Postell

    The Immediate Family - Renegade Man | Steve Postell

    As the third guitar slinger of The Immediate Family band, Steve Postell unveils the secrets of his success in the music biz as a heavy hitter session cat, composer, producer and much more! 
    Steve Postell is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/composer and producer. His latest solo CD for Immergent Records features a host of brilliant guests who have worked with him over the years. These include David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Dave Koz, Paul Barrere and many others. A native New Yorker, Steve moved to Los Angeles to join Steve Ferrone (illustrious drummer for Average White Band, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty) and Grammy award winning engineer/producer John Jones, at Drumrolll, a studio/production facility in Burbank.
    https://stevepostell.com/home
    https://www.instagram.com/postellsteve/
    https://www.instagram.com/theimmedfamily/
    https://www.facebook.com/stevepostell1
    https://www.allmusic.com/artist/steve-postell-mn0001366826/credits

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Immediate Family - W² | Waddy Wachtel

    The Immediate Family - W² | Waddy Wachtel

    Waddy Watchel is one of the most well-known and respected performers in the music industry. His career as a guitarist, producer and composer has spanned many decades. From his early beginnings in the L.A. music scene in the 1970's playing with such artists as the Everly Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Don Henley and Jackson Browne - to playing and writing with Keith Richards in the X-Pensive Winos - to his recent work as musical director, lead guitarist and vocalist for Stevie Nicks - he's ventured into such creative fields as composing his own songs and writing musical scores for films.
    http://waddywachtelinfo.com/
    https://www.immediatefamilyband.com/
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/immediate-family-session-veterans-cruel-twist-1012555/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waddy_Wachtel
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0905186/bio
    https://www.allmusic.com/artist/waddy-wachtel-mn0000225644/biography

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

TwoRoadsTheatre ,

Super Interesting - Informative

Really interesting conversations - Nomad obviously knows the truth about being a working musician and his guests are all his friends and other solid working pros he's worked with and they talk about all kinds of cool inside real stuff. Really enjoy the show. It's like being in a real session. Thanks!

Kevinsyou ,

Bravo

Really enjoyed this podcast, great insight into the artists and great questions as well! Super enlightening into the career musicians life.

HandGsMom ,

Disappointed

Not a very good interviewer. NOMAD doesn’t come off as very intelligent and needs to have more research done before hand. I only came to listen to Kevin Martin and don’t imagine I’ll be back again.

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