295 – Miles McPherson: Building a Creative Sound Design Library, Early Studio Opportunities, Touring with Paramore and Kelly Clarkson
Miles McPherson moved to Nashville in 1986, when his father, Jerry, relocated the family there so he could work in the studios as a session guitarist. When he was still touring, Miles played with Kelly Clarkson, Paramore, Tonic, and Better Than Ezra. In 2013, he came off the road to pursue being a session drummer full time. In the studio Miles has worked notable artists such as Reba McEntire, Rascall Flatts, Chris Young, Kelly Clarkson, Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, Chase Rice, Jeremy Camp, James Otto and many others. In 2017 he was awarded drummer of the year by the Academy of Country Music.
In this episode, Miles talks about:
- Building a usable sound library from unconventional things
- Staying busy during the Covid crisis
- Growing up with a father who was a professional session guitarist
- Touring with Paramore and Kelly Clarkson
- Surviving a horrific golf cart crash
This episode is sponsored by Shure Microphones. Check out the featured mic bundle DMK57-52
Miles endorses: Yamaha drums, Meinl Cymbals, and Vater drumsticks.