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WCA #434 with Shawn Dealey – Hockey and Punk Rock, Work Ethic, Handling Business Friendships, Sweetwater Studios, and Having a Steady Gig

My guest is Shawn Dealey, Chief Engineer and ATMOS Mixer at Sweetwater Studios. Shawn has worked with Counting Crows, Animals As Leaders, Jared James Nichols, Propagandhi, Bones Owens, and The Weakerthans.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Middle of Canada
  • Hockey and Punk Rock
  • Dad’s Road Case Company
  • Early Exposure to Recording
  • Drum Tech Work
  • Learning the Studio Business
  • Work Ethic
  • Touring
  • Connections and Networking
  • Recording the Counting Crows
  • Leaving the Road
  • Joining Forces with a Studio Competitor
  • Working for Sweetwater
  • Handling Business Friendships
  • Running Sweetwater Studios
  • Lynn Fuston
  • Having a Steady Gig

Matt’s Rant: Security

Links and Show Notes


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