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WCA #392 with Rachael Moore – Meeting Your Heroes, Community of Success, Thinking Outside the Box, T Bone Burnett, and The Value of Being a Good Human Being

My guest is Grammy-Nominated engineer/mixer Rachael Moore. Rachael primarily works with T Bone Burnett and, as a result, has worked with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, and Jessica Chastain. Rachael also has a hectic freelance schedule working around Nashville, where she is currently based.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Early Years in Texas
  • Getting Your Feet Wet at Full Sail
  • Internship with Jacquire King
  • Meeting Your Heroes
  • Community of Success
  • Dealing with Challenges
  • Sound Emporium 
  • Financially Making it Work
  • Learning to Tune Pianos
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Working with T-Bone
  • T-Bone Burnett 
  • How You Make People Feel In a Session
  • Do’s and Don’ts with T-Bone
  • Freelancing 
  • Home Studio 
  • The Traveling Rig
  • Dealing with Recalls
  • Advice for the Up and Comers
  • Financial Lessons As You Grow
  • Think of income as a triangle
  • The Value of Being a Good Human Being

Matt’s Rant: Sonic Space

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Rachael Moore
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith