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WCA #439 with John McBride – Always Learning, The Golden Rule, The Next Lennon and McCartney, Positive Attitude, and Inside Blackbird

My guest is Engineer/Mixer, Studio Owner, and Live FOH Engineer John McBride, who many know as the man behind Blackbird Studios. John has worked with his wife, Martina McBride, Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart, Take 6, Joss Stone, and Greta Van Fleet, to name a few. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Joe Walsh
  • Parents Musical Tastes
  • The 10 Best Years of Music 
  • Piano Lessons
  • Save The Music
  • Dissecting Music
  • The Next Lennon and McCartney
  • Chemistry Major
  • Getting Laughed at By The Bank
  • Starting a Sound Company
  • Always Learning
  • Parents House Collateral
  • Selling to Clare Brothers
  • Having No Debt
  • Positive Attitude 
  • James Brown to Metallica
  • RATT and the Birth of KYFO
  • Small World of Touring
  • Moving to Nashville
  • Garth Brooks
  • The Golden Rule
  • Building Blackbird Studios
  • Richard Dodd
  • Vance Powell
  • Rolf Zweep
  • Mark Rubel
  • Luck in Business
  • Gretch Round Badge
  • Inside Blackbird
  • Trina Shoemaker

Matt’s Rant: Investing in Yourself!

Links and Show Notes


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