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The Career Musician Podcast
Join host NOMAD as he interviews other industry professionals providing insight and practical wisdom for the next generation of aspiring career musicians.
Music Interviews
Music
Performing Arts
1
A New Face For RnB | DW3 EP.37
"Down With Three" explain what it's really like to be in a long term band relationship as they move up the charts and tour the globe!
19 min
2
Miracle Guitar Man | LA Williams EP.36
LA Williams talks with us about his personal triumph with kidney disease and how he has kept pressing on as a Career Musician in the face of adversity.
46 min
3
Philthy Phunk | Philip Lassiter EP. 35
Philip 'Philthy' Lassiter, horn section leader for the late great Prince, talks about his Phunky Music Life!
57 min
4
The Script of the Grammys | Rodney Alejandro EP...
From the Grammy board to the World stage Rodney Alejandro talks about the Script of his musical journey.
72 min
5
Yes Cliff Will | Clifton Williams EP. 33
As an emerging piano / keys powerhouse, Clifton Williams asks all the right questions for his quest as a mega-successful Career Musician.
26 min
6
Here To Stay | Darryl Williams EP. 32
Darryl Williams tells all about the transition from sideman to frontman with his bass front and center, Darryl is "Here To Stay!"
24 min
7
Diversify With Ziggy Beats | Ziggy Diaz EP. 31
Ziggy truly understands the key of sustaining the life of a Career Musician via diversification in more ways than one.
38 min
8
Who's On Third? | Frank "Third" Richardson EP. 30
Third is the consummate Career Musician drummer that now is a member of a hot new band to be on the lookout for!
39 min
9
The LA-List Premier Musical Director | Rickey M...
As the 2019 Emmy's are upon us, this was the perfect time to showcase Rickey Minor's insight of what it takes to be the most in demand Music Director for all things TV and otherwise!
23 min
10
A-List Perspective | Nathan East & Tom Keane EP...
Nathan East - bassist (Eric Clapton, Daft Punk, Phil Collins), talks with Tom Keane - producer (Josh Groban, Chicago, Julio Iglesias) at their LA studio about the shifting landscape of the music biz!
30 min
11
A Song Without Words | Wayne Linsey EP. 27
You've seen and heard Wayne on TV either on American Idol or The Tonight Show and much more!
66 min
12
Planetwood Studios | Catharine Wood EP. 26
Engineer, producer, composer Catharine Wood discusses what it's like to be a sole proprietor in the modern day LA music scene.
25 min
13
Bass Player To Hit Record Maker | Derek DOA All...
DOA tells us his initial signing with Michael Jacksons publishing company, selling tracks to Bobby Brown, and touring the globe with Janet Jackson for Rhythm Nation!
46 min
14
I’m Not Only A Drummer, I Play One On TV | Nate...
The Voice also has a drummer. His name is Nate Morton and he's the career musician that gets to play on TV every week!
46 min
15
From Jailhouse to Production House | Michael Ra...
Rock star and production music composer expert Michael Raphael explains his career trajectory from rocking stages all over the world to rocking in his posh home studio in LA!
58 min
16
Rise Up and Compose | Elvin Ross EP. 22
Elvin Ross is a staple of the TV/Film/Play composition world as Tyler Perry's literal right-hand-man, Elvin has composed and produced much of the programming you've watched!
53 min
17
Possible Chops | Dave Hooper EP. 21 pt.2
LA session/touring drummer Dave Hooper talks about his new website which makes even the most mind boggling "drumming chops" possible!
55 min
18
Possible Chops | Dave Hooper EP. 21 pt.1
LA session/touring drummer Dave Hooper talks about his new website which makes even the most mind boggling "drumming chops" possible!
62 min
19
United We Stand AFM | John Acosta EP. 20
President of the Musician's Union, John Acosta tells us the benefits of being a member and dispels some of the myths of the AFM.
51 min
20
Going Viral | Marty Schwartz EP. 19
As one of the premier YouTube guitar instructors, Marty talks to Nomad about the process of building his virtual empire.
71 min
21
The Human Beatbox | Doug E. Fresh EP. 18
Nomad caught up backstage with Doug E. Fresh on the co-bill for a Babyface concert in Jax, FL.
10 min
22
Adam Blackstone Covers the BASS-ics | EP. 17
BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, Adam Blackstone shares insight of being a high profile Music Director.
18 min
23
The Main Dot Connector | Josh Pegram EP. 16
Episode 16 “The Main Dot Connector” Josh Pegram | Marketing/Branding Expert and Manager for Tommy Sims Nomad was called in to Sunset Studios - Hollywood for a recording session for Kyla Jade a finalist on the TV competition show The Voice (2018) "Last Te...
35 min
24
The Ultimate Guitar Ninja | Jason Land EP. 15
Jason Land Guitar Ninja founder and developer of one of the most stream-lined methods of guitar teaching I've witnessed sat down with me for almost an hour long conversation that covers his tried and true principles & methods, daily practices, philosophi...
50 min
25
The Bottom Line | Michael Manson EP. 14
Michael Manson, Bass player extraordinaire will always give you THE BOTTOM LINE with his bass playing skills and overall musical prowess!    TALKING POINTS:  George Duke - Keys Kirk Whalum - The Gospel According To Jazz  Chapter 1 JD Blair - Drums Paul J...
24 min
26
Know Where You're Going | Cecil Guyton EP. 13
Cecil Guyton is one of Chi-towns finest in the entertainment biz...from the "Chitlin' Circuit" to the "Big Stage" with everyone from Cannonball Aderely to Lionel Richie and byeond, this verteran production savant knows exactly where he came from and exac...
18 min
27
The Black Operator | Mark Phillips EP. 12
DISCUSSION POINTS: FISHBONE 1987 TOURING FOR $500 COLLEGE BUDDIES AHEAD BLACK OPERATOR RECORD PERFORMED LIVE   DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE CONCERT: MIKE GARSON - KEYS IAN ASBURY - THE CULT STING   CONFIDENCE IN JOB NOT OPEN FOR DEBATE BE DELIBERATE UCLA EXTEN...
49 min
28
Behind The Scenes | Babyface Cast & Crew EP. 11
MESSAGE:  In the face of adversity within the Music Industry we must persevere and remain consistent on a daily basis in order to breakthrough the threshold of our Careers!    TALKING POINTS:    Supply and Demand Outbidding Integrity - there's enough to ...
14 min
29
Super Sonic Noise Maker | Jason Moss EP. 10
MESSAGE: Diversify, Self-Educate, and employ Balance - Marathon not a Sprint   DISCUSSION POINTS & TERMINOLOGY: NJ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen_County,_New_Jersey NY state Caracas Venezuela https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracas Tempe / Phoenix AZ...
70 min
30
The Gospel According to Jazz | Kirk Whalum EP. 9
Message: Quelle (Que) - A hypothetical written collection of primarily Jesus' sayings (logia). Q is part of the common material found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke but not in the Gospel of Mark.   Topics: Last name mispronunciation Living in France ...
46 min
31
Flying High | Dale & Mark Ranz EP. 8
THE CAREER MUSICIAN PODCAST by: NOMAD Episode 8: Dale & Mark Ranz (“PJ” Pilots) Flying High in the Music Biz “Like a G6, I mean G5, but who’s counting anyway?!?!” Topic Agenda - What is a PJ? 1. Often referred to as a “PJ”, the new standard of ultima...
19 min
32
Changing The World | Tommy Sims EP. 7
Talking points: ProductionSongwritingArrangingMusical influencesGospelFunkRnBSoulSecular & Christian music Analog vs. Digital technology Programming with MIDIMarketing / Social Media Promotional IdeasFacebook Instagram as marketing toolsSh...
51 min
33
Award Winning Pianist/Composer | Ruslan Sirota ...
Talking Points:    Soviet Union - Ukraine (Owning a keyboard was illegal) Cassette overdubs Music improvisation  Writing songs Music anarchists  Classical training Practicing Israel Yamaha School of Music Jazz studies Harmonic freedom and density Scholar...
37 min
34
Virtuoso Film Composer | John Powell EP. 5
THE CAREER MUSICIAN PODCAST BY NOMAD   JOHN POWELL EPISODE - MAKING OF “FERDINAND”  GUITAR OVERDUB SESSION     GOLDEN GLOBE NOM ORCHESTRAL TRACKING SESSION ARTICLE JOHN POWELL IMDB FERDINAND SCORE ON YOUTUBE   GUITAR TRIO FOR SESSION: ADAM DEL MONTE   RA...
26 min
35
Legendary Tour Manager | Bernie Boyle EP. 4
What do The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney have in common? They all called upon legendary tour manager Bernie Boyle to get their tours on the road! Check out the Career Musician Podcast featuring Bernie and his illustriously entertaining an...
24 min
36
Drummer to the Stars | Joel Stevenett EP. 3
With credits that read like a short novel, Joel is not only a drummer to the stars, but the consumate professional that truly embodies the very meaning of the term - CAREER MUSICIAN!  Discussion points include:  Playing in unison with other band members ...
42 min
37
Healthy Road Life | Tyrone Mattner & Gareth Kat...
While on tour with Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds in South Africa, NOMAD spoke with event security and close protection bodyguards Tyrone Mattner and Gareth Katzew about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the go. They're collective insight...
32 min
38
Rules of the Road | Kenny Babyface Edmonds Band...
In this debut episode of the NOMADSPLACE Podcast series, NOMAD talks with members of the Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds (KBE) band and crew about the various unspoken "rules of the road" in addition to the many obstacles one might have to endure while touring....
29 min