108 – Rob Mitchell: Drumming and World Traveling with Sixpence None the Richer, Staying Mentally Healthy on the Road
Rob Mitchell has built an impressive resume list of gigs throughout his decades in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, Rob continues to hold down the drummers chair with the band, Sixpence None the Richer. Due to their light touring schedule, Rob finds time to work with singers like at James Otto, Chuck Wicks, Wes Cunningham and Chris Carmack from the TV show “Nashville”. Rob stays busy in Nashville’s vibrant studio scene recording everything from demos to independent projects.
Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rob moved to Nashville in the mid 80’s to study music at Belmont University. During his time at the Belmont, Rob received the type of professional experience he needed to maintain steady work as a professional musician.
In this episode, Rob talks about:
Working with Sixpence None the Richer
World travel and playing shows around the world in places like Japan, Buenos Aires, and Jacarta, Indonesia
Receiving “real world experience” in college
Taking charge from the drum chair when needed
The challenges of promoting yourself online
Sharing a house with drummer Kevin Murphy!
Being prepared for what the music business offers
Staying mentally healthy on the road and dealing with “down time”
This episode is sponsored by Mapex Drums