Musician: Ep29 Lij Shaw (Recording Studio Rockstars)  

Lij Shaw is an award winning, chart breaking music and podcast producer, recording engineer, musician, and owner of a Grammy awarded recording studio, The Toy Box Studio in East Nashville TN. He has produced and recorded many records awarded praise in Rolling Stone, and Spin Magazine for work with artists such as The Spinto Band, Deer Tick, The Living Things, Jill Sobule, and Glenn Tilbrook, Rosco Gordon, and Twiggs. His musical productions have been used in television and film soundtracks, including the Cingular Razor commercial for the 2005 Superbowl. He discusses his career as a producer in Nashville, the Hay Bale Studio at Bonnaroo, and the risks of owning a home studio in Nashville.

http://recordingstudiorockstars.com/

http://www.savehomestudios.com/

Musician: Ep28 Tyrone Coughlin  

In high-demand, Nashville-living electric bassist, Tyrone Coughlin takes time to discuss his professional experiences on the road with Americana artists, Aubrey Sellers, Sam Morrow and Jaime Wyatt.  Coughlin began his career in music by working at Oceanway Studios and Record One as a fly on the wall for the Dr. Dre 2001 recording sessions. He breaks down the science of why the bass is the most important in a band, and we trade anecdotes of dive bar gigs on the outskirts of Nashville.

Musician: Ep26 Niecee Elliott  

Niecee Elliott is one of Music City's most promising young rappers and has currently been nominated for a Nashville Industry Music Award.  While still on tour promoting her single "Bag Talk," she has recently been featured on DJ Coop's "New Blues" and continues to record under the SOMG label.  She discusses her rapping and singing style, the importance of Nashville as a home for hip hop and her upcoming EP, "Who is Niecee Elliott?"

Musician: Ep25 Rick Wilkerson  

Rick Wilkerson is an in-demand drummer based out of Nashville, Tennessee.  He was worked with Keith Urban, James Otto, Chris Janson and the Wooten Brothers. His original music can be found on Spotify as well as his website.  We talk about our recent roundtable discussion at the IASPM-US conference in Nashville, what we know and don't know about Indian classical music, and where the best Mexican food can be found in Music City. 

http://rickwilkersonmusic.com

Musician: Ep22 Micah Snow  

Micah Snow has performed with a variety of award winning musicians, from music legend, Darlene Love to modern country artist, Tyminski.  He is currently on tour with singer/songwriter, Maggie Rose and continues to play club dates as well as church gigs every Sunday.  We talk about his Bruce Springsteen tribute shows, the Piano Men tribute show, life in Nashville and finding time to practice as a professional musician.