100 episodes

Rich Redmond, Veteran musician and longtime drummer with Jason Aldean, hosts “The Rich Redmond Show”, a show highlighting all things music, motivation, and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them.

The Rich Redmond Show Rich Redmond

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    • 4.9 • 142 Ratings

Rich Redmond, Veteran musician and longtime drummer with Jason Aldean, hosts “The Rich Redmond Show”, a show highlighting all things music, motivation, and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them.

    151 - Eric Darken :: The Virtues of Being Teachable, Flexible and Open Minded

    151 - Eric Darken :: The Virtues of Being Teachable, Flexible and Open Minded

    His recording credits read like a “who’s who” including Taylor Swift, BonJovi, Jewel, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and new artists James Bay and Moon Taxi. The award-winning percussionist has traveled around the world and throughout the United States performing with artists such as Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Take 6 and Bob Seger. He currently tours with Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band.

     

    An accomplished composer and producer, Eric has written original underscores for TV and film. These shows include Dateline NBC, 20/20, Fox Sports, the Discovery Channel, The NFL Network, National Geographic and the film, The Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer. Other projects include A Drummer Boy’s Christmas and Sunday Drive.

     

    Inspired by his grandfather who was a musician and band leader, Eric has long felt at home in the world of drums and percussion. Grounded in the fundamentals of both classical and non-classical percussion, Eric’s versatility helps artists hone their sound and distinctly clarify their vision. He is known for creating unique tones and parts as well as one of a kind drum and percussion loops for projects. Never satisfied with the status quo, Eric’s passion for what he does is always evolving. Motivated by a love of learning, he is always willing to embrace new projects that allow him to exceed previous achievements.

     

     

     

    Things That Came Up:

     

    -Musical Grandfather

     

    -Started on drums and transitioned to percussion in high school

     

    -Playing on TV Show in College

     

    -Classical Percussion in Nashville

     

    -Chimes on Lonestar record and Sings on a Reba record

     

    -Letter Charts Vs. Number Charts

     

    -Jimmy Buffet Recording turns to live chair

     

    -Flashing Light Clicks with Bob Seger

     

    -Don Brewer playing the exact same fills every night

     

    -The beauty of Ralph MacDonald

     

    -Working out everyday and eating right

     

    -Being teachable, flexible, open minded and easy to work with

     

    -What do you bring to the table?

     

    -Be Honest with yourself and talent

     

    -Trying to improve everyday

     

    -Playing on that first Taylor Swift record

     

    -Maren Morris, Art Garfunkel, Willie Nelson, a love of great songwriters

     

    -Tuning congas to the key

     

    -Back hernia and recovery

     

     

     

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    www.ericdarken.com

     

    Instagram: @ericdarken

     

     

    The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits!

     

     

     

    Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at:

     

     

     

    https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1

     

     

     

    One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)!

     

     

     

    Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond

     

     

     

    Follow Rich:

     

    @richredmond

     

    www.richredmond.com

     

     

     

    Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Col

    • 1 hr 3 min
    150 - Tony Bruanagel :: The Blue, Belushi and Beyond

    150 - Tony Bruanagel :: The Blue, Belushi and Beyond

    Tony Braunagel: 
    Blues, Belushi and beyond 
    -Focusing on projects that are special and meaningful 
    -Yoga and biking 
    —The foodie dream of Ventura Blvd 
    -Texas and playing early 
    -Buying first drumset and getting first gigs from Willie Ornelas at 15
    -Producing a Grammy award winning Taj Mahal live record 
    -Creating programmed sounds organically 
    -Commonalities with Tom Hambridge
    -Producing from the drum chair
    -Staff drummer in London
    -The band Crawler 
    -Moving to LA in 1979 
    -Eric Burton and Rickie Lee Jones -School of Gadd
    -Bette Midler treating the band like gold 
    -Playing with Bonnie Raitt for 7 years
    -“I Can’t Make You Love Me” urban legend , Don Was and first takes 
    -Playing percussion on “Thing Called Love” and Phantom Blues Band
    -Lenny Castro, Luis Conte, Kevin Ricard
    -Robert Cray 
    -Actor on “According to Jim” and SAG pension 
    -Auditioning as an actor 
    -TV Hazing 
    -THE Shuffle Book (with Adam Gust)
    -Shuffle Variationsi
    -The Blues Brothers Gig 
     
     
    The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits!
     
    Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at:
     
    https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1
     
    One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)!
     
    Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond
     
    Follow Rich:
    @richredmond
    www.richredmond.com
     
    Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Collar Voice Guy. Honing his craft since 1996 with radio stations in Illinois, South Carolina, Connecticut, New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Jim has voiced well over 10,000 pieces since and garnered an ear for audio production which he now uses for various podcasts, commercials and promos. Jim is also an accomplished video producer, content creator, writer and overall entrepreneur.
     
    Follow Jim:  
    @jimmccarthy
    www.jimmccarthyvoiceovers.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    149 - Keech Rainwater :: A Lifetime with Lonestar

    149 - Keech Rainwater :: A Lifetime with Lonestar

    Keech Rainwater has been the drummer for the pop country band Lonestar since 1992. The band has charted over 20 singles, 9 of which were #1 hits.  Keech is also an active cinematographer and podcaster. 
     
     
    Some Things That Came Up: 
    -40 years of pro playing and nearly 30 years of drumming with Lonestar 
    -Bands have their own language 
    -Raised in Plano, TX
    -Immediately knowing how to play drums at 13
    -Playing trumpet 
    -Texasassee became Lonestar 
    -John Rich on bass 
    -Moving to Nashville WITH a  job in 1994
    -Full band membership/business model 
    -Influenced by Tommy Aldridge and Vinnie Colaiuta
    -Downfall of Double Bass 
    -Practice
    -Changing the live show every year 
    -3 live snare drums 
    -never unpacking 
    -2nd career as music video director 
    -favorite directors 
    -food trucks 
    -3D printing fun 
    -The Designated Drummer Podcast 
     
    Follow: 
    facebook.com/keech.rainwater
    Twitter: @lonedrumer
    Instagram: @lonedrumer
     
     
    The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits!
     
    Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at:
     
    https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1
     
    One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)!
     
    Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond
     
    Follow Rich:
    @richredmond
    www.richredmond.com
     
    Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Collar Voice Guy. Honing his craft since 1996 with radio stations in Illinois, South Carolina, Connecticut, New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Jim has voiced well over 10,000 pieces since and garnered an ear for audio production which he now uses for various podcasts, commercials and promos. Jim is also an accomplished video producer, content creator, writer and overall entrepreneur.
     
    Follow Jim:  
    @jimmccarthy
    www.jimmccarthyvoiceovers.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    148 - Robert Sciglimpaglia :: A Voice of Reason

    148 - Robert Sciglimpaglia :: A Voice of Reason

    Robert J. Sciglimpaglia, Jr. is an award winning actor, producer, best selling author, and attorney in the fields of entertainment, copyright/trademark, personal injury, and real estate law.  
    After 15 years as a successful Certified Worker’s Compensation Specialist and attorney in areas of personal injury, real estate and entertainment/copyright law/trademark law, while flipping through an Adult Education magazine, Robert stumbled across an advertisement for a voice-over acting course. Having always been intrigued by acting, and driven by curiosity, Robert decided to enroll in the course. At this time, websites advertising voice-acting gigs were just beginning to pop-up so voice artists could easily audition and do voice over jobs from home, and Robert found it easy to find work.
     
    He landed his first voice-over gig working with PBS, in "American Experience: Hijacked!". He quickly began to be offered more work and was afforded the opportunity to work with some of Hollywood's biggest companies and stars, such as "Music and Lyrics", his first film, and Disney's "Enchanted". In 2012, he starred in the Super Bowl's viral Chevy commercial, "Happy Grad" which has been featured every year since on CBS's "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials." The same year, after receiving questions from other aspiring voice over actors all over the world, he decided to combine his law background and voice-acting experience and wrote his first book, "Voice Over Legal". The book covers all the legal aspects of becoming a voice-actor, from starting a business and establishing an LLC, to the proper contracts required to work as a voice actor. It also covers some of the basics of the business like agents and Performance Unions, such as SAG-AFTRA. Just two years later, his book was the #1 best-seller in Amazon's entertainment law category.
     
    Today, Robert has a production company, Belair Productions, that has three short films that have brought home a combined 75 awards (and counting), which are running the festival circuit and are available for streaming on Amazon Prime and other platforms. Robert has appeared in off Broadway productions, on National Television and in major feature films many times. 
     
     
    Some Things That Came Up: 
     
    -new marketing business for VO talent 
    -the first 20 demos submitted are the ones getting heard! 
    -author of top book on running their VO business 
    -the award winning “Bathtub Chronicles” on Amazon Prime 
    -Being an actor outside of NY and LA 
    -The importance of music in film 
    -The genius of John Carpenter 
    -TikTok VO artist being taken advantage of 
    -The Siri voice 
    -Copyrighting audio files at copyright.gov
    -The legalities of NFTs
    -Marketing Funnels 
    -Don’t do it for fame and fortune 
    -RQOTD and adult jokes 
     
     
    Follow: 
    www.robpaglia.com
    Twitter: @Robscig
    IG: @Robsicg
     
     
    The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits!
     
    Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at:
     
    https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1
     
    One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)!
     
    Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond
     
    Follow Rich:
    @richredmond

    • 1 hr 8 min
    147 - Nick Buda - Fast Cars and Family

    147 - Nick Buda - Fast Cars and Family

    Nick's experience in playing and recording music goes back to his freshman year in high school, where he played in a popular band that had a single on college radio. This led to his first major industry gig with Mac Gayden (co-wrote iconic hit "Everlasting Love") while still in high school.

    Within a few months of being out on the road, Nick moved to Boston where he attended the Berklee College of Music and got to see what real playing was all about. With his ego immediately put in check and his head full of new musical ideas , he got the gig with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers, which was a band he had loved to play along to in high school. During this time, Nick got to play with so many of the amazing musicians he had only heard in his headphones such as Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Bob Wier, and the late great Richie Hayward (from Little Feat) who joined Nick multiple times for some unforgettable double drumset gigs. 

    Upon moving back to Nashville in 2002, Nick picked up right where he left off, when he was asked to play with Cyndi Thompson, starting another new chapter in his career. It was the first of many tours that would follow with such diverse artists as Edwin McCain, Hank Williams Jr., Jedd Hughes, Maia Sharp, Emily West, and many others. Playing with these various artists has led to performing at so many great iconic venues such as the Grand Ole Opry along with TV appearances on many of the late night and daytime talk shows. It also led to a whole new side of Nick's career as a session drummer. 

    Nick's unique drumming style combines his delicate touch with a soulful r&b backbeat and an explosive energy, which adds depth and excitement to his tracks. He's never afraid to take chances with music, which sets him apart as a player. His unmistakeable style infiltrates both live and studio settings putting him in high demand amongst the Music Row elite. 

    His playing is featured on country/pop sensation Taylor Swift's first 5 multi-platinum albums. This includes "Fearless", which won many Grammy's including Album Of The Year. Other artists Nick has recorded with include: Richard Marx, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Randy Houser to name a few. 
      
    Nick’s playing style has already helped influence a new sound in Nashville, and his diverse track record is continually expanding in various directions, but the wooden spoons now stay in the kitchen.
     
    Some Things That Came Up: 
     
    -Pandemic sessions 
    -Building careers in early 2000’s
    -Berklee, Colonel Bruce 
    -The Golden Groove 
    -Cindy Thompson 
    -Bruce Wallace, Ethan Pilzer, Steve Mackey 
    -No lessons! 
    -Gadd, Vega, Vinnie, Porcaro
    -Moving to States at (13) 
    -Fast cars and a growing family 
    -Meeting Vinnie and Sting
    -Finishing Berklee
    -Colonel Bruce gig in Atlanta and hanging with Richie Hayward -Nathan Chapman, Tim Marks and Taylor Swift 
    -Matt Billingslea and re-recording Taylors early records 
    -Noble and Cooley drums 
    -Dolly Parton 
    -Pricing
    -Producing and practicing piano 
    -The University School of Nashville 
    -The NEW Nashville 
    -Advice for upcoming creatives 
    -Kenny Chesney Tour 2022
     
     
    Follow: 
    www.nickbuda.com
    IG: @nickbuda
     
     
    The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits!
     
    Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at:
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    146 - Brian Covey :: Practice Makes PROGRESS

    146 - Brian Covey :: Practice Makes PROGRESS

    Brian Covey
    Brian has mastered the art of a growth mindset, the art of winning, and the art of staying fit. He believes in integration and health over all things. Brian is an executive at loanDepot, a proud father, an influencer, a top rated podcaster and, just simply, a fabulous soccer dad.
     
     
    Some Things THat Came Up: 
    -Workout to have MORE energy!
    -Get Up! Take a cold shower!
    -Don’t quit too early. 
    -Slapping the bass. Nurturing your creative and competitive sides.
    -Teamwork is the commonality between music and sports
    -“The Brian Covey Show” Podcast and the book:  “Conversations With Covey”
    -Repetition=Success and just be YOU
    -Practice makes PROGRESS 
    -Show Up…means PREPARATION!
    -God never gives you more than you can handle
    -Seasons of Life 
    -Taking the high road 
    -Loan Depot TV commercials and the American Dream
    -Start online and finish local
    -Higher leaders that create other leaders 
    -Memphis BBQ 
     
     
    Follow: 
    www.briancovey.com
    IG: @thebriancovey
     
     
    The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits!
     
    Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at:
     
    https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1
     
    One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)!
     
    Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond
     
    Follow Rich:
    @richredmond
    www.richredmond.com
     
    Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Collar Voice Guy. Honing his craft since 1996 with radio stations in Illinois, South Carolina, Connecticut, New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Jim has voiced well over 10,000 pieces since and garnered an ear for audio production which he now uses for various podcasts, commercials and promos. Jim is also an accomplished video producer, content creator, writer and overall entrepreneur.
     
    Follow Jim:  
    @jimmccarthy
    www.jimmccarthyvoiceovers.com

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

RogersMasson ,

In the pocket, in the know!

Rich is a great interviewer with an exciting and authentic style. He knows the industry inside and out, so there’s lots to be learned. I highly recommend this podcast. Rogers Masson

geneticmb ,

Amazing podcast!!

Such an amazing podcast not just for drummers but for everyone. From beginner to pro musician and things alike, you will learn a lot from this podcast!

Gearjammer1069 ,

Outstanding Podcast

Being a Truck Driver it’s not hard to become bored fairly quickly, until I found this podcast! It has musicians,bands, comedians, actors etc etc but the most important is musicians of course! The cool part is he talks about the behind the scenes stuff like touring,equipment, recording and life in Nashville with other well known musicians.Rich is an excellent drummer and I never realized how awesome of an interviewer he is. And his sidekick is an awesome personality as well! Very entertaining.I can see him going FAR with this podcast! Subscribe and ENJOY!

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