Episode 30 – Philip Ellis (Drummer/Ableton Live Master)

Philip Ellis has played drums at The Austin Stone for a LONG time!  He is not only an incredible drummer, but he is a videographer, and an Ableton Live Master!  If you are interested in efficiency when running backing tracks, click tracks, or cues, Philip is your guy!  Philip also has a Vlog called Watch Me Live My Life!  It is awesome so go check it out!  Thanks for tuning into Episode 30!  Its a good one!

Episode 28 – Daniel Carson (Guitar Player/Chris Tomlin)

If you have ever played electric guitar in a church service, there is a 99.9% chance that you have played a Daniel Carson guitar riff!  Daniel started playing guitar for Chris Tomlin when he was in high school!  He has been with him for 17 years now.

In this episode Daniel shares his story about how he started playing music, we talk about gear, and he also shares some wisdom and his views on worship guitar.

Episode 26 – Brady Bruton (Owner of Brady Cases)

If you are a musician and have ever tried to buy a touring case for any of your equipment, then you have probably heard of Brady Cases.  Brady Bruton is one of the best custom case builders there is!  If you can think of it, Brady can build it!  Brady has built cases for Katy Perry, Chicago, Switchfoot, and almost every touring worship musician out there!

Brady is also a worship musician!  Brady’s love for guitar and music is what caused him to start Brady Cases 10 years ago.  In this episode we discuss Buisiness, Gear, and worship culture!

Episode 22 – PODCAST TAKEOVER w/ Cody Keys (Interviewed by his friend Chad Brooks)

Episode 22 is a little different.  We are 22 Episodes into this podcast so we decided to flip the script.  Instead of me interviewing a friend of mine, I decided to get a Podcast friend of mine (from episode #15) to interview me!  We talk about life, owning girl’s jeans in college, and the reasons I decided to start Tip Jar Podcast.  It was fun answering questions this time around.  Enjoy!

Episode 17 – Lance Seymour (Founder of GearTalk)

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Have you ever seen an Idea or a Brand that seemed to blow up over night?  When Lance started GearTalk, never in his wildest dreams did he think it would be as big as it is today!  It is a HUGE social platform!  He administrates Facebook Forums, Classified Forums, and his GearTalk instagram account currently has over 150,ooo followers!

In this episode, Lance shares his story of how he got started in the music business, how the idea for GearTalk came to him, and how God has affected his life in the past 18 months!  If you like looking at or talking about Gear, you’ll love this episode!

Episode 16 – Stephen Lynch: Drummer/Percussionist (For King & Country)

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Drummers! This one is for you!  My friend Stephen Lynch is as good as they come.  He has played for many groups through the years, but currently plays with For King and Country.  In this episode, Stephen just oozes w/ wisdom for the musicians out there.  He also talks about his personal journey w/ the Lord.  I love hearing how God is working through His people in the ways that He has wired them to be.  Enjoy!  I know I did!

Episode 9 – Charles Dew (Drummer/Graphic Designer)

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On this episode of the Tip Jar Podcast I get to sit across the table from my good friend, drummer, and graphic designer, Charles Dew!  Charles is an incredible creative soul w/ an incredible work ethic.  If I had to describe Charles in one word it would be “kind”.  This guy loves people well.  He is also a Killer drummer!  We talk about drums, worship philosophy, and a little Star Wars.  Give it a listen!

Episode 7 – Clay Caissie (Guitar tech for Chris Tomlin, Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, and more)

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Do you have those people in your life that are just good for the soul?  On Episode 7,  I get to hang out with my long time friend Clay Caissie.  Clay grew up in the Monroe/West Monroe area.  His life could be a New York Times best seller if he would write a book.  He has Tech’d for Michael W Smith, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Ringo Starr (and the All Star Band), and is currently working for “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen!  We talk about the road, gear, and Clay tells some funny stories about times spent w/ Crowder and others.  This is a Fun Conversation!

Episode 3 – Brent Hammett

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Hey Drummers, Where you at?!  In episode 3 we get to hear from my good friend Brent Hammett.  He is an incredible dad, graphic designer, and drummer!  He has worked with tons of cool people and I have respected him as a drummer for a LONG TIME!  We talk about family, gear, and some of the “not to do’s” as a drummer.

So if you are a drummer, you have a drummer on your team that you lead on a regular basis, or a Louisiana Tech fan, You will not want to miss this episode!