238 – Jay Tooke: Drumming and Producing, Touch and Tone, Working with The Steel Woods and Life after the Band
Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada Jay Tooke grew up playing bass, drums, guitar, and piano. Before his eventual move to Nashville, TN he spent 15 years dividing his time between traveling the world playing and singing with many artists like Michelle Wright, Chad Brownlee, Doc Walker, Dean Brody, Jodi King and One More Girl as well as writing songs and honing his craft of producing records.
Looking to expand his musical horizons and opportunities, Jay eventually made Nashville TN his permanent home around 2012 where Jay continued to produce as well as build upon his reputation as a solid, tasteful drummer. All of this lead to a 3 1/2 year relationship with the band The Steel Woods. During the week of this podcast recording, Jay announced his decision to leave the band. With recording and producing projects on the horizon, Jay will stay busy expanding his roles in music all while leaving room for growth in an ever changing industry.
In this episode, Jay talks about:
- Building relationships and comradery on the road
- Touch and tone
- His tenure in Winnipeg, Canada and what he learned
- Challenges to immigrating to the U.S.
- Recording and touring with The Steel Woods
- Pursuits after The Steel Woods
- The current climate of endorsements
Jay endorses Pearl Drums, Innovative Percussion Sticks, JH Audio and Aston Mics