302 – Josh Day: The Importance of Listening, Working with Sara Bareilles and John Oates, Real and Organic Relationships in Music
Nashville drummer Josh Day, has recorded and performed with top acts ranging from Sara Bareilles to John Oates, Jennifer Nettles and Brandy Clark.
Josh attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. After an additional year of post graduate at ASU for Musical Performance, Josh made the move to Los Angeles, where he attended the Musician’s Institute and graduated with honors in 2003.
Most recently, Josh has spent a considerable amount of time recording and performing with John Oates of the famed Hall & Oates, where he is a member of John Oates and The Good Road Band. He has also spent time performing with country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark. Josh is also a member of The Contenders, an original duo project with singer-songwriter-guitarist, Jay Nash. When not touring, Josh likes to spend time in his own recording/production studio, where he writes and records songs for film and TV, and also teaches lessons.
Throughout his career, Josh has also recorded and performed with many other artists, such as Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, The Secret Sisters, Brent Cobb, The Kruger Brothers, Meiko, Jay Nash, and many, many others.
In this episode, Josh talks about:
- Staying productive during the shut down in 2020
- Being efficient in your home studio
- The importance of listening
- The differences between what you learned in school and the real world
- The influence of folk and bluegrass on Josh
- Working with Sara Bareilles and John Oates
Josh endorses, Gretsch, Big Fat Snare Drum, Zildjian and Vic Firth
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