128 – Seth Rausch: Drumming for Keith Urban, Recording with Little Big Town, Creating Unique Sounds in the Studio
Originally from upstate New York, Seth began playing drums at the age of three. By age nine, he was sitting in with local bands and even backing up his elementary school choir. He’s been in the Nashville music scene for 15 years and is currently the touring drummer for Keith Urban.
Other artists Seth has worked for include Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, and Little Big Town. While with Little Big Town, Seth was given the opportunity to record on two records and work with producer Jay Joyce.
When Seth isn’t on the road, he is in the studio recording and collaborating with some of Nashville’s top writers, musicians, and producers.
In this episode, Seth talks about:
Working with Keith Urban and how the gig came about
Performing on “festival dates”
Getting let go from a gig and seeing it as an opportunity
Recording with Little Big Town and producer Jay Joyce
Creating unique sounds in the studio through non-traditional means
The influence of a musical family growing up
Studying with George Lawrence
Balancing family and touring