Multifaceted drummer Mike Dawson has refocused his career on studio work, teaching, visual arts and of course drum gear. Prior to the pandemic, he was a gigging machine, managing editor at Modern Drummer Magazine, and co host of the Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike And Mike. He’s more recently become Chief Creative Officer at Drum Factory Direct, which as the name might imply, is all about drum gear.
Mike’s return to the Unstarving Musician was as much an opportunity for me to get caught up on all his recent life changes as it was an opportunity to celebrate episode 200 the Unstarving Musician. Mike also appears in episodes 1, 25 and 50 of this podcast, all three of which are among the our most popular episodes.
In this conversation Mike and I talk about his increased involvement with the visual aspects of his work. We also talk about recording, the details of his new gig at Drum Factory Direct, the future of upcoming events, a new podcast he was working on when we recorded this conversation, my climate beaten drum kit, his new home base of Pittsburgh, and re-prioritizing life. We also laugh a lot. That happens quite a bit here on the Unstarving Musician, laughing.
Please enjoy my conversation with Mike Dawson.
Mentioned in this Episode
Mike Dawson on Instagram
Drum Candy – New podcast hosted by Mike Dawson
Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike And Mike
Mike Dawson in Episode 1 of The Unstarving Musician
Mike Dawson in Episode 25 of The Unstarving Musician
Mike Dawson in Episode 50 of The Unstarving Musician
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