071 – Dave Harrison: Touring & Recording with Edwin McCain, Managing Career Changes, Golf & Drums – The Parallels
Dave Harrison is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Music. He performed with the world famous Percussion ’90 under the direction of Phil Faini where he served as arranger and featured performer.
Dave moved to Nashville in 1990 and started working in the studios. He joined the Edwin McCain Band in January 1996 and over the next 10 years, recorded 6 albums with the group, co-producing 2 of them. He played drums on the monster hit “I’ll Be”, which was in the top 40 for nearly a year, and which yielded a top 10 video.
Dave has also performed with Taylor Swift, Maia Sharp, Olivia Newton John, Hootie and the Blowfish, John Hiatt, Caroline Dawn Johnson, Rachel Proctor, Cyndie Thomsyn, and many others.
In this podcast, Dave talks about:
Tracking percussion in the studio
Drummers “creating magic in the studio, not math”
Moving to Nashville
Meeting and hanging with Larrie Londin
Getting the Edwin McCain gig
Touring and recording with Edwin McCain
Auditioning for Peter Frampton
Trying to get back to that original feeling of playing drums for the first time
The parallels between playing drums and playing golf