166 – Christian Paschall: Drummer & MD for Maren Morris, Taking Calculated Risks, Mixing & Producing
Christian Paschall is a drummer, producer, engineer and mixer originally from Atlanta, GA, now based in Nashville, TN. With over 14 years of professional experience Christian has shared the stage and studio with such artists as Maren Morris, Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), Kelsea Ballerini, Alicia Keys, Amos Lee and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chris Tomlin, and David Crowder among many others. Today Christian tours full time with Maren Morris as her drummer and musical director in addition to playing on sessions both locally and remotely.
Be it on stage in front of thousands of people, television, or an intimate recording session, Christian strives to bring fresh creativity and feel into everything he does.
In this episode, Christian talks about:
His shared studio
Playing what fits the song and not just doing what’s trendy
Moving from Crowder to Maren Morris
Honoring the original tracks of the artist your working for
Playing a one off with Amos Lee
Following your own path
Christian’s history with drums
Breaking down the wall between your creativity and your hands
Christian’s other skill of mixing
Taking calculated risks