007 – Matt Iceman: Taking Every Gig Seriously, Getting Along WIth Your Tour Mates, What Would Shannon Forest Do?
Matt Iceman is our featured drummer for our 7th podcast. Matt is a relatively young drummer who’s been steadily making a name for himself in the Nashville scene since his move in the early 2000’s. At the time of our interview, Matt was just finishing two busy years touring with singer/songwriter Eric Paslay. We discuss his role as band leader as well as life on the road. While on tour, Matt was able to watch other drummers perform with the artists that were sharing the stage. Since our interview, he has moved on and will be the touring drummer with country singer David Nail.
Matt’s early influences in music, drums and music education lead him to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and eventually to Nashville. We discuss Matt’s perspective on the music industry and the role of the modern drummer as his inspiration to invest in his own home studio. Pictures of his studio and the building process can be found at www.workingdrummer.net. Our interview was recorded December 18th, 2014.