Nashville, TN. Drummer. Guitar Player. Songwriter. @mountainslikewax @westnativetn
Wait for it... @ludwigdrumshq Black Beauty goosh-y sound... #rooomz
On Friday, June 29th, I’m releasing a song called “In My Bones” that I worked on very occasionally for like 6 months. I wasn’t going to release it, but I put a lot of time into it and time is more valuable than anything, so I guess I owed it to myself. I had no plan of trying to write a song to release but was hit one night this past winter with some inspiration and setup some mics in my bathroom at my previous house. I hadn’t even started writing the song yet but told myself I would stay cramped in there until I came out with something. So I sat on the toilet lid (literally) to record and about 4 hours later, came out in zombie mode...but with a song. I figured I had to take a photo of it because of how ridiculous it was but the sound of the bathroom inspired me so who cares. Anyways, I meant to take more photos of the process but only got a good one of tracking the acoustic and drums. I wrote, played, mixed, and mastered this track myself which was obviously a bit debilitating but I got through. I also created the artwork for it, which is probably my favorite part of it. If you read this far, that hopefully means you care and I appreciate that. The song will be released under the @westnativetn moniker I created a couple of years ago but will likely be the last thing I release under that name. I would love if you would give the new song a spin next Friday when it’s released and consider me for involvement in playing or producing on your next project 🙏
Classic wallet trick w/ the new @ludwigdrumshq 6.5 Black Beauty.
I’ve had quite a few people DM over the past few weeks asking what mics I use and such, so I thought I would post an updated mic locker photo. This is everything I currently have. It’s not a lot, but I’m proud of what I’ve collected so far and they’ve been getting used every week to make records and @noisehome videos so I’m thankful for that. Feel free to message me if you have questions about how I use each one/why I like them. I don’t claim to be an expert but I can tell you what I know from my experience 😊
Quick demo of my new @warmaudio WA-47jr. A lot of people messaged me asking how it sounded. I might post something more legitimate when I have the time to do a full demo. Until then, the mic is the only one in this video...placed right in front of the kick in the omnidirectional pickup pattern.
Hey friends, I have a bit of announcement that I feel is important to make. It’s with sadness but optimism, that I announce my departure from Mountains Like Wax. First and foremost, these 3 people mean the world to me and everything we have been through together has truly shaped me into who I am today (I really mean that). I am lucky enough to have been in the band for several years with 3 people who have supported me whole-heartedly throughout my time in the band, as well as in my decision to leave and future endeavors. Our friendship has grown vastly from the time that I met them, in celebrating each other and leaning on each other through major life changes, and I look forward to further developing those friendships for a lifetime. I have decided to leave with the realization that I want to primarily pursue more producing/session/for hire work to further establish my career in music. With that being said, I had the privilege to make a really special collection of songs with them earlier this year before deciding to depart, and I’m very excited for the release of something we worked harder on than anything we had so far. I will continue to and always will support this band and I hope you will too. I know without question that my departure will have no affect on the success and future of this band and I can’t wait to see where it goes. I love you @mitchellgregtaylor @samuel_katz @inv8erzim
I realized there are zero videos of me playing guitar live on here so this is a cool moment from this past Sunday. Mainly posting so you can see @mattm1tchell slaying on drums... and @bennettemery on that mix 😉
Dialing in sounds and trying new mic positions at the new place. Really digging these tones... so I made something to go with it. Also, really digging this whole tight sound and then opening the room mic on the back. The older I get, the more I realize it’s all about kick and snare. Should I make these little mini songs more often? I feel like it keeps me more creative and makes drum videos more musical. Anyways, sorry for rambling. I guess this is a little drag-vibe kinda thing. Idk how convincing it is but I’m having fun and that’s what counts.
Trial session for new @noisehome videos. Opened up the room mics on the back half of this unconstructed idea of whatever I was playing 🤷🏻♂️
New house, same phone shake. Let me play drums on your music.
Setup today @fortyonefifteen
@spaceykacey - “Butterflies”
@justintimberlake - “Señorita”
@songsbyjoan - i loved you first
A clip from tracking at the house last week for @iamjustingreer and @_brandonsharp. I am available for remote tracking!
Go check out @poseypiketn’s newest single, “Weather”! This is the second single to release from an EP I had the honor of producing, tracking, and playing on. Excited for the full release to come out soon! Mix by: @mic_mech
Only a few spots left! A special event I’m hosting for my project @noisehome is tomorrow at @fortyonefifteen! Very excited to have my friend @drumfill as a special guest. You can RSVP at the link in the @noisehome bio.