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WCA #249 with Jeff Kolhede

WCA #249 with Jeff Kolhede- A journey of adapting, surviving and finding oneself in the world of audio and music.

Jeff Kolhede is a Grammy-nominated producer, composer, engineer, and musician. He is currently a staff engineer at 25th Street Recording and is also a house producer, engineer, and mentor at Zoo Labs both located in Oakland, California. Jeff can be heard on film, television, advertisements, and artist projects, including the trailer music for the movie, Moonlight, as a sound-designer, for the Virtual Software Instrument EXHALE, ANALOG STRINGS, and MOVEMENT, by Output. Jeff has performed with such artists as John Legend, Allen Stone, HoneyHoney, Pete Wentz, Chali 2na, and JoJo. Jeff was also a member of the “Hollywood Game Night” band on NBC for two seasons, performing vocals and horns. 

In this episode we discuss,

  • Finding your path.
  • Influence of band directors.
  • Knowing when not to comment.
  • Adapting to a new environment.
  • Working long hours
  • Focused vs. unfocused clients.
  • Surviving a high cost of living. 

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Guest: Jeff Kolhede
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #248 with Eyal Levi

WCA #248 with Eyal Levi – URM, The Demands of Metal, Standards and Devotion to learning.

Eyal Levi is a critically acclaimed educator, musician, producer, former guitarist and primary songwriter for the band  Daath, as well as a co-founder of URM (Unstoppable Recording Machine) Academy, an online education platform for producers with thousands of students from across the globe. In the studio, he has worked with such artists including The Black Dahlia Murder, Monuments, The Contortionist, Chelsea Grin, and Firewind among many others.

In this episode we discuss,

  • The creation of URM.
  • The demands of Metal.
  • Standards.
  • Teaching yourself.
  • Devotion to learning.
  • Managing money.

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Guest: Eyal Levi
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #247 with Justin Colletti

WCA #247 with Justin Colletti – Mastering, SonicScoop, State Mottos and giving jail a try.

Justin Colletti is a mastering engineer, and the author of hundreds of articles on the art, science, and business of music and sound. He acts as director of content and publishing for SonicScoop and has written for outlets including Tape Op, The Deli Magazine, Trust Me I’m a Scientist and many more. In 2019, he began the weekly SonicScoop Podcast, interviewing music and audio industry luminaries and regularly taking deep dives into complex and controversial issues in music and audio production.

In this episode we discuss,

  • Corporate Environments.
  • Jail Time.
  • Transitioning to Mastering
  • Saying yes to work.
  • Thinking ahead
  • Doing things for the future you.
  • State Mottos.
  • Role Models.
  • Microeconomics.
  • Master Mind Groups.
  • Fiscal Responsibility.

Links and Show Notes:

WCA #246 with Eric Fredricey

WCA #246 with Eric Fredricey – Running with the clock in the world of broadcast audio

Eric Fredricey started with hand me down cassette decks and mixers, progressed to a broadcast internship in Junior High, worked at a tv station right out of high school and is now chief engineer at KCSB-FM college radio in his hometown. 

In this episode we discuss,

  • The World of Broadcast.
  • Running with the clock.
  • Getting yelled at.
  • Tailoring your resume.
  • Negotiating your salary
  • Getting into broadcast.
  • FCC Regulations.
  • A million acronyms. 

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Eric Fredricey
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #245 with Steve Chadie

WCA #245 with Steve Chadie – Making Records in Houses, Legal Pads & Willie Nelson

Steve Chadie started interning for Willie Nelson’s studio in 1995. 24 years later armed with a host of high profile clients, awards and experiences Steve still has the same enthusiasm he did when he started and a desire to lend a helping hand, gear or advice to upcoming young engineers that he collaborates with. 

In this episode we discuss,

  • Working with Willie Nelson.
  • Sharing knowledge.
  • Legal Pads.
  • Being invisible.
  • Working with Andy Johns.
  • Living like a Squirrel.
  • Not missing things.
  • Making records in houses. 

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Steve Chadie
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #244 with Paul Drew

WCA #244 with Paul Drew – The Power of Diversification

Paul Drew is a producer, engineer, mixer, session guitarist, and member of Production Expert. He’s also the D in DWB Music Ltd and DWB MIXING. His experience is diversified and has served him well. Paul walks us through the details of all of it and tells us about his new venture The Studio Rats. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The Asian music market.
  • The value of diversification. 
  • His transition to Studio One.
  • Managing gear lust. 
  • Mixing Rates
  • Language Barriers in revisions.

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Paul Drew
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #243 with Patrick Meza

WCA #243 with Patrick Meza– The Importance of Perseverance.

Patrick Meza is a Mix Tech at Warner Brothers. He is a prime example of how perseverance can open doors and shape your career. While still at the early stages of that career, Patrick has worked at some amazing places including Somatone Interactive, Disney, Pandora, and Skywalker Sound.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The power of connecting over LinkedIn.
  • The importance of staying hungry.
  • Assuming the role in your audio career.
  • Not being afraid to try other types of audio gigs. 
  • Breaking down barriers. 

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Patrick Meza
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #242 with Brian David Hood

WCA #242 with Brian David Hood – Creating A Six Figure Home Studio

Brian David Hood is a producer/engineer, studio owner, and entrepreneur. Brian takes us through his journey, from playing drums on tour, opening a studio in his parent’s basement, hitting a major low point that spurred him on to better opportunities, creating a video course and a podcast and his entrepreneurial ventures.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Brian’s podcast that addresses the business concerns of audio pros. 
  • A new way to post mixes and masters for your clients and get paid.
  • A video course to give your audio business a kick in the ass. 
  • The benefits of keeping your overhead low. 
  • Tools to get over social anxiety. 
  • Delegating and automating audio tasks.  
  • The benefits of checklists.

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Brian David Hood
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #241 with Dan Shike

WCA #241 with Dan Shike – Mastering in Nashville plus a Summer NAMM wrap up.

Dan Shike started college at the University of Evansville and considered a major in physics with intention of a career in acoustics and speaker design – that is, until he heard of the Recording Industry program at Middle Tennessee State University.  Within a week of learning of this “recording industry” and that he could go to school to be in it, Dan applied to MTSU and planned the big move to the south.  

At MTSU Dan spent every waking moment (and a few not so awake) in the studios of the Recording Industry program.  He worked in the recording studio maintenance lab and was a lab assistant for many of his instructors, helping teach lessons in studio recording, SSL operation, and critical listening.  It was there that the thought of moving into mastering emerged.  Dan didn’t do so well in history class but he rocked those engineering classes.

Post-college, Dan worked as an assistant engineer at the MCA Music Publishing studio, held a staff assistant engineer job at Sound Stage Studios, and hung out in what free time he had with a couple of very busy engineers in Nashville.  After about a year and a half at Sound Stage, he went the independent assistant route to work steadily with F. Reid Shippen, mixer of many awesome records, for about 4 years and did some assisting and engineering on the side when he wasn’t busy, which was nearly never.  The desire for mastering grew all the while.

While splitting time between studio work and mastering work, in 2002, Dan did his first major-label mastering project for DC Talk.  Why start with an unknown?  Things went well from there, and in the spring of 2003 the mastering work and the assisting work couldn’t coexist any longer, and Tone and Volume Mastering went full time and all out.

About this interview:

Dan joins me to talk about building his mastering studio in Nashville, avoiding headaches, assisting Reid Shippen, being the only one accountable to his clients, learning to be socially active, getting out of debt and staying healthy.  -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Dan Shike
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #240 with Sebastian Visconti

Working Class Audio #240 with Sebastian Visconti!!!

Sebastian Visconti boarded a plane In 1989 in his hometown of Philadelphia to attend his sister’s
wedding in Los Angeles, and he never returned. He was a young drummer with rock and roll
dreams. He spent his early years playing and touring with local bands while supporting himself
waiting tables at Ed Debevic’s in Beverly Hills and opening the famous House of Blues on
Sunset Blvd. When he bought his first home, he converted his garage into a recording studio
(which now serves as a post-sound studio). He began producing and recording local artists as
well as serving as the drummer for most of the artists he produced. As the music industry
shifted he found himself at a crossroads. At the urging of a close friend who was an
established sound effects editor, Sebastian jumped into the world of post sound.
In 2017 Sebastian won two Golden Reels and was later nominated for an Emmy for his work
Westworld.

Sebastian is currently a Supervising Sound Editor at Warner Bros. Studios working on shows like
Baskets, Documentary Now!, American Vandal and Brockmire. He has also worked with Atomic
Sound and 424 Post on shows such as The Flash, Westworld, and The Muppets.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Mara and their two dogs Desi and Monte.

About this interview:

Sebastian joins me to talk about moving from Philadelphia to LA, recordings bands, working at Trader Joes, reinventing himself and breaking into the film audio world at 40. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Sebastian Visconti
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #239 with Damien Rasmussen

Working Class Audio #239 with Damien Rasmussen!!!

Damien Rasmussen is a producer, engineer, and mixer located in San Francisco. He got his start in audio in 1983 as a college radio DJ on KDVS at UC Davis. He was schooled in the ways of the studio from John Barsotti at San Francisco State University and really cut his teeth at Dave Bryson’s (Counting Crows) Dancing Dog Studio in Emeryville, California. Since then he’s done live sound, corporate AV gigs, and made a ton of records with a large group of artists including Cibo Mato, Merman, Helen Keller Paid,  Al Jardine (Beach Boys) and many more. 

About this interview:

Damien joins me to talk about working as a college radio DJ, interacting with bands, being an enabler, getting in trouble with N’Sync’s management, and the business practices of an audio pro. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Damien’s Site: http://damienrasmussen.com/
Working Class Audio Journal:
https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Damien Rasmussen
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #238 with Clint Bennett

Working Class Audio #238 with Clint Bennett!!!

Clint Bennett lives in Los Angeles, CA and works in the film & television industry as a music editor.  He’s recently worked on such films as Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Kong: Skull Island, Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale, New Girl & The Cabin In The Woods.  He began his professional career in the 90’s San Francisco music scene playing in bands and working as a freelance recording engineer.  The transition to the film industry began with his move to Los Angeles in 2000.  

About this interview:

Clint chats with me about 90’s San Francisco, moving to LA, proving himself, persevering, union benefits, and not taking his opportunity’s for granted. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

P&E Wing Technical Guidelines: https://www.grammy.com/technical-guidelines
Clint on IMDB
IMDB
Clint on Allmusic:https://bit.ly/30markS
Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Clint Bennett
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #237 with Kieron Menzies

Working Class Audio #237 with Kieron Menzies!!!

Kieron Menzies is a mixer, producer, and engineer based in Los Angeles.  He was born in Toronto to a Trinidadian-Canadian family who eventually relocated to California.  This is where Kieron became engulfed in music and began to pursue a career in recording and production.  Over the years, Kieron has been a resident at 4th Street Recording in Santa Monica, Stiles Music in Portland, Sarm West Studios in London, Hen House Studios in Venice and The Green Building in Santa Monica.  He has also been the main engineer, mixer and in-house producer for famed songwriter/producer Rick Nowels for many years.  Some of Kieron’s notable credits include FKA Twigs, Nelly Furtado, Willie Nelson, Lykke Li, Ra Ra Riot, Alessia Cara, John Legend, Marina And The Diamonds, Miguel, Yusuf aka Cat Stevens, Dua Lipa, Kesha, and Lana Del Rey.  He currently works out of his own mixing studio and continues to do production/recording gigs wherever the music takes him.

About this interview:

Kieron chats with me about working at a pumpkin patch, help from his godmother, working with Rick Nowles, meetings with music industry suits, playing scratchers and saving money. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Kieron’s Site: http://www.kieronmenzies.com/
Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Kieron Menzies
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #236 with Cameron Webb

Working Class Audio #236 with Cameron Webb!!!

Cameron Webb is a producer, engineer, and mixer who has worked with many artists most notably Motörhead, Sum 41, NOFX, Megadeth & Limp Bizkit. In 2004, he won a Grammy for his work on Kelly Clarkson’s album “Breakaway”. Cameron has been Motörhead’s producer and mixing engineer for over 12 years, since producing Motörhead’s album “Inferno”.

About this interview:

Cameron joins me to talk about being the best runner, honesty, hanging up on studio managers, letting flaws shine through, synchronization nightmares, Yo Gabba Gabba, and listening to artists.  Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Maple Sound Studios: https://bit.ly/2RCde6J
Cameron on FB:
https://bit.ly/2N1lr5r
Yo Gabba Gabba!
https://www.yogabbagabba.tv/

Good WIll Auctions: https://www.shopgoodwill.com/
Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Cameron Webb
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #235 with Dave Nelson

Working Class Audio #235 with Dave Nelson!!!

Dave Nelson’s career spans over twenty years in the film, sound and recording industry. As a composer, sound designer and re-recording mixer, his work has involved an interesting mix of documentaries, features, shorts as well as albums, some of which have been nominated for Academy, Emmy and Grammy Awards.

About this interview:

Dave joins me to chat about Michigan, President Ford’s doorbell, seeing Jimi Hendrix, harmonica lessons with Taj Mahal, staying on the bleeding edge of audio & video technology, losing his studio, agreements, and Dolby certification.  Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Outpost: https://outpostfilm.com
Dave’s IMDb page: https://imdb.to/31BAN3P
Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Dave Nelson
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #234 with Eric Kuehnl

Working Class Audio #234 with Eric Kuehnl

Eric Kuehnl is a composer, sound designer, and educator. He is the Co-Director of the Music Technology Program at Foothill College, the Director of Partner Programs for Next Point Training, and also teaches at Pyramind in San Francisco.  Previously, Eric was an Audio Training Strategist in the Avid Education Department, and a Senior House Engineer for Sony Computer Entertainment America. He holds a Master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts, a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, and studied composition at the Centre Iannis Xenakis in Paris.

About this interview:

Eric joins me to talk about college, the death of his father, the Burbank airport, when Masters Degrees come in handy, and 90’s Digidesign. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Foothill College Music Technology Program:https://bit.ly/2WXqo36
Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP
Matt Donner:
https://bit.ly/2IxfTKz
Brendan Duffy:
https://bit.ly/2VQEIuG

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Eric Kuehnl
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #233 with Beau Sorenson

Working Class Audio #233 with Beau Sorenson

Beau Sorenson is a freelance audio professional (producer/mixer/ engineer) based in California. He also writes, records, and remixes music as Beaunoise.

As producer/engineer, He’s worked on multiple albums for Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould, and Superchunk, as well as albums for Tune-yards, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Mac McCaughan, Mike Krol, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Dodos, Sparklehorse, Field Report, Jars of Clay, Yellow Ostrich, Camera Obscura, and many more. I’ve engineered sessions for Chris Walla, Merrill Garbus, Tucker Martine, Butch Vig, John Vanderslice, Dangermouse, Ryan Hewitt, and Al Weatherhead.

While studio recording is Beau’s primary focus, He’s also composed and recorded soundtracks for films and podcasts mastered music for release, worked as a studio tech, taught audio engineering, and consulted on studio construction and design.

Beau spent six years as a staff engineer at Smart Studios in Madison, WI before leaving to work freelance. He is currently a staff engineer at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studios but he also works at other studios as well. 

About this interview:

Beau joins me for coffee to discuss hardware stores, being kind, respect for studio owners, having patience, and getting out of town to record. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes

Beau’s Site: www.beaunoise.com

https://www.workingclassaudio.com/wca-119-with-tucker-martine/

https://www.workingclassaudio.com/wca-220-with-butch-vig/
https://www.workingclassaudio.com/wca-047-with-john-vanderslice/
https://www.workingclassaudio.com/wca-156-with-justin-perkins/

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw
Working Class Audio Journal:
https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Beau Sorenson
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #232 with Buddy Lee Dobberteen

Working Class Audio #232 with Buddy Lee Dobberteen

Buddy Lee Dobberteen grew up in a small town in Michigan. He got into playing guitar at a young age and was always fascinated with music but never really pursued it because he was too busy playing sports. He did an electrical internship all through school and after graduation began doing side gigs wiring houses but had always dreamed of something more. In early September of 2001, Buddy joined the Marine Corps and went in as an infantryman. In 2002 he was deployed to the Middle East and soon after participated in the Iraq war.  Three tours later, Buddy got out of the Marines and was labeled 100% disabled. After a series of events, he started the nonprofit Pathfinders Outdoors: His Little Studio & Mentoring. His goal was to help fellow vets via mentoring, learning audio and music as well as hunting and fishing together.  Buddy and his team have had over 300 Mentoring Sessions since January 2019 and continue to grow and help fellow vets who require help. 

About this interview:

Buddy joins me to talk about music and audio. Being a Marine, his three tours of duty in Iraq, coming home wounded, forming his non-profit for vets, thinking about suicide, teaching audio skills and mentoring. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes

Pathfinders Outdoors /His Little Studio and Mentoring. https://bit.ly/3196UHQ

Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw
Working Class Audio Journal:
https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Buddy Lee Dobberteen
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #231 with Brendan Duffey

Working Class Audio #231 with Brendan Duffey

Brendan Duffey is a 3x Grammy nominated producer/engineer who lives in Davis, California. He has engineered, mixed, mastered and produced some of the largest names in music in Brazil, working with such artist such as Daniela Mercury, Caetano Veloso, Lulu Santos, Kiko Loureiro Angra,50 Cent, The Mission, and many others. Brendan owned  Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil for a decade and now has a mixing and mastering facility in called Brendan Duffey Audio in Davis, CA.

About this interview:

Brendan joins me to chat about growing up in Davis, California, the impact of Sylvia Massy, the Banff Center, running a studio in Brazil, working with his wife, corruption, bureaucracy, violence, kidnapping, success, troubles with shipping & friends in the FBI.  Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes

Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP
Brendan’s site:
brendanduffeyaudio.com
Current sponsors & promos : https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Brendan Duffey
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #230 with Chris Shaw

Working Class Audio with Chris Shaw

Working Class Audio #230 with Chris Shaw!!!

Chris Shaw is a four time Grammy Award winning American producer, engineer, mixer, and musician. Beginning his career at Greene Street Recording, he quickly worked his way from his start as an NYU intern, to assistant engineer, to a position as a staff engineer working with influential hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J. In 1991 he played bass with LL Cool J on his famous performance on MTV Unplugged (along with De La Soul, MC Lyte, and A Tribe Called Quest). He went independent shortly after and has since made records with Weezer, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Ween, Jeff Buckley, Soul Asylum, Sheryl Crow, Super Furry Animals, Death Cab For Cutie, Lou Reed, Bad Brains, Ric Ocasek, Cheap Trick, Neon Neon, Elvis Perkins, Guillemots, Joss Stone, The Meat Puppets, Nada Surf, Dashboard Confessional, and The Derek Trucks Band. He has worked on six of Rolling Stone’s “500 greatest Records of All Time“.

About this interview:

Chris joins me to talk about keeping your mouth shut, staying humble, always be learning, making mistakes and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes

Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP
Chris Shaw’s Site:
https://www.chrisshawmix.com
Current sponsors & promos : https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:

  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Guest: Chris Shaw
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab