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WCA #415 with David Kalmusky – Acid Dropping Hippies, Drum Lessons with Levon Helm, Advocating For Yourself, Addiction Studios, and Swinging the Bat Everyday

My guest is Grammy Nominated producer, engineer, session guitarist, and mixer David Kalmusky who has worked with Shawn Mendes, Carrie Underwood, Mötley Crue, Keith Urban, and Journey. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Stratford, Ontario
  • The Band
  • The Rebels/The Hawks
  • Acid Dropping Hippies
  • Drum Lessons with Levon Helm
  • Guitar Lessons with John Till
  • Family Friends
  • Addiction Studios
  • Career Growth in Canada
  • First Nashville Session
  • International Conduits
  • Swinging the Bat Everyday
  • Focus on the Body of Work
  • Overnetworking
  • Mistakes 
  • Experimenting on Your Own Time
  • Underground Echo Chamber
  • Building a Workshop
  • Advocating For Yourself
  • Social Media Restraint
  • Division in the Studio
  • Education 

Matt’s Rant: Rewriting Our Code From The Groundup

Links and Show Notes


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