253 – Harold “HB” Brown: Touring with Jacob Banks, Straddling the CCM and Secular Worlds, Minimalism in Drumming and Production
Harold Brown is a drummer/producer from Atlanta, GA. He is originally from Savannah, GA but relocated to Atlanta in September of 2012. Harold has been playing drums professionally for over 12 years with various artists and music groups such as Phil Kaeggy, Jacob Banks, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, and Housefires among many others.
Harold is currently touring with U.K. singer and songwriter Jacob Banks as his drummer. While touring full time with Jacob Banks, Harold enjoys producing and playing studio sessions remotely and off the road locally.
In this episode, HB talks about:
- His activity in the CCM world before joining Jacob Banks’ band
- The value of recording an album as a band, all in the same room
- Playing with Atlanta bassist and producer Robby Handley
- Lowering the dynamic ceiling
- His “less is more” approach to drumming, arranging, and production
HB endorses SE Electronics Microphones, Alclair Ear Monitors, Vater drumsticks, and Shy Baffles