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WCA #327 with Trina Shoemaker – Temp Jobs, Sheryl Crow, Daniel Lanois, Writing a Novel, Drug Runs, and Dads’ Control Room

My guest today is Grammy-winning producer/engineer and mixer, Trina Shoemaker. Trina has worked with Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, the Indigo Girls, Pearl Jam, Patty Griffen, and many, many more. Trina comes to us by way of former WCA guest and friend Andrew Scheps who helped make the introduction. We have a great discussion that I think you’ll enjoy. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing Up In Joliet, Illinois
  • Concerts in Chicago
  • Jackson 5
  • Dads’ “Control Room”
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Drive Aways
  • Capital Records Temp
  • Alternative Marketing
  • Rancho De La Luna
  • Living in London
  • Drug Runs
  • LA Recording Workshop
  • Susan Rodgers
  • New Orleans
  • Daniel Lanois
  • Canadians
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Needs-Based Creatures
  • Jeff Trott
  • Tchad Blake
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Losing Her House
  • Counting on Music Moments
  • Alabama
  • The Peavy Brothers
  • Writing a Novel

Matt’s Rant: Lack of Work

Links and Show Notes


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