102 – Wil Easterwood: Drumming for Trick Pony, Expecting the Best From Yourself, Singing While Drumming
When not out touring with country duo Trick Pony, Wil Easterwood spends his time as a freelance drummer and vocalist for live performances and studio sessions in Nashville, Tennessee. He also has several years of experience as an audio engineer live/studio.
Originally from Cedartown, GA, Wil moved to Nashville in 2008 and quickly began working steadily as a drummer on lower Broadway. The exposure and experience on lower Broadway lead to many performance opportunities for Wil including his work with Trick Pony. At the age of 29, his musicality and approach to the instrument has a maturity that has been well-recognized by his peers of all ages and experience.
Before moving to Nashville, Wil played with Georgia based groups in both indie rock and country genres. While in Georgia, Wil worked for several Atlanta market FM and smaller “hometown” AM radio stations as an On-Air Personality. And, from 2005 to 2007, Wil served as the house engineer and assistant technical director for his hometown one thousand seat auditorium/theater.
Repairing, cleaning, tuning and general maintenence of drums has always been something Wil has had a love and talent for. Under the name, “Circus Bear Drum Services”, Wil is now offering this service to the drumming community.
In this episode, Wil talks about:
Singing while playing drums
Expecting the best from yourself
How the Trick Pony gig happened
In-Ears vs a wedge
Playing lower Broadway gigs in Nashville
Early small town musical influences
Wil’s engineering experience
Circus Bear Drum Services and its back story
Diversifying your workload
This episode is sponsored by Sonor Drums