Episode 34 – Dustin Ragland (Drummer for Charlie Hall)

Dustin Ragland has played drums for Charlie Hall for years!  He also owns a studio, is a FOH Sound engineer, a music professor, and the list goes on and on!  Dustin has a unique take on being a worship musician because he understands the “Sound guy’s” Point of view better than the average Joe.  Such a great conversation!  I learned a ton and I hope you will too!

Shout out to C&C Drums!  Dustin’s Drum of choice!

Episode 33 – Nathan Thomas (Scotty McCreery)

My friend Nathan Thomas is a Killer Bass player!  His Resume speaks for itself!  He currently plays for Scotty McCreery (who just so happens to currently have the #1 Single on country radio). He has also played w/ some amazing musicians in the Christian industry like Matt Maher, Audrey Assad, Brit Nicole, and Jeremy Camp (just to name a few).  He is also a producer in Nashville! One of the artist that Nathan works with on a regular basis is a group called “Us the Duo” who have BLOWN up Youtube recently!

In this episode, Nathan and I talk about Music, the struggle of balancing humilty w/ confidence, and he shares so Bass wisdom w/ us all!  Check it out!

Episode 29 – Michael Pope (Guitar Player/Bethel Music)

In the past 8 years or so, Bethel Music has become the leading voice in worship music in America.  One of the people behind the impact that they are making world wide is Michael PopeMichael has written some of the best guitar lead lines in worship music today.  His influence on the guitar world is undeniable. Not only is he one of the leading voices in guitar gear, tone, and effects, but his heart for the Lord is as genuine as it gets!  Such a fun conversation!  He answers some “Fan Questions”, we talk about guitar tone, plus he gives some tips on being an effective MD (Musical Director).

Episode 21 – Rich Gilliland (Bass Player/Contract Musician w/ LifeChurch)

Finally!  We are talking BASS!  Its all about that Bass yall!  My friend Rich Gilliland is a KILLER musician.   He has some serious chops.  He can also play any and all genres of music.  He started on stand up bass, he has played R&B/Hip Hop w/ Christian artist KJ-52, He has played Rock w/ Christian Band Pillar.  He has worked for “Church on the Move” and currently works w/ LifeChurch!  If that isn’t a killer resume then I don’t know what is!

In this episode, Rich tells his story. We talk about Bass tone, On boarding musicians, the audition process within LifeChurch, and Captain Crunch Berries!

Episode 15 – Chad Brooks (Sound Engineer, Guitar Player, Pastor, Podcaster, etc)

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The man, the myth, the legend… Chad Brooks.  Chad and I go WAY back!  Chad’s resume is crazy.  He has worked as a Sound Engineer, Worship Pastor, Pastor, Podcaster, and the list goes on!  Chad taught me a TON when I started The Tip Jar Podcast!  I’m thankful for his friendship and his wisdom.  Every conversation w/ Chad is fun and this episode is no different.

Episode 11 – Daniel Martin (Sound Engineer for Mercy Me)

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When thinking about “worship teams”, the person that usually gets forgotten is the Sound guy.  Yet the sound guy is one of the MOST important people on the team!  A sound guy can make or break you!  In episode 11, my buddy Daniel Martin gives us his 2 cents.  Daniel has worked in mega churches, and has also worked for Mercy Me for years!  Even though he is a crazy humble guy, and wouldn’t brag on himself, Daniel is the real deal!  He can make a band sound CRAZY GOOD!