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Stop Following Me

By Ryan McCausland and Garret Healey

Touring musicians Garret Healey and Ryan McCausland talk about the ups and downs of living life on the road.
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9. Touring, Taxes, Powerpoint, Floods, and other hot stuff with Jeremy Wisler

Stop Following MeJun 10, 2022

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9. Touring, Taxes, Powerpoint, Floods, and other hot stuff with Jeremy Wisler

9. Touring, Taxes, Powerpoint, Floods, and other hot stuff with Jeremy Wisler

Well, it took us a very long time but we’re back and attempting to take our podcast on the road. Our first guest is Jeremy Wisler who is the current drummer on the SUMMER tour. Jeremy talks about working his first tour and shares his crazy journey home from cruising during the height of the pandemic. We talk about our love of Photoshop and PowerPoint presentations and muse about how traveling has changed since we’ve come back.

You can find more information about Jeremy on his website JeremyWisler.com or follow him on Instagram @jeremywisler.

For the audience we still have, thanks so much for continuing to listen to us. We have a lot of fun putting these together but it’s a little tricky doing it on the road. We have a few stops coming up on the tour where we can sit for a little longer so hopefully we’ll have some more time to chat with our friends soon.

This episode’s intro is Panic Attack featuring Jeremy on drums!

Jun 10, 202201:39:04
Noah Kieserman 54 Below Performance
Oct 01, 202100:39
8. Drumming, Composing, Playing at a really high level with really cool people with Greg Germann

8. Drumming, Composing, Playing at a really high level with really cool people with Greg Germann

On this episode Ryan sits down with fellow drummer Greg Germann to talk about the recent release of his album Tales of Time. We chat a little bit about how Greg got started working in theatre and eventually started touring on Broadway shows. Greg talks about composing on the road and how that led to putting together an incredible album of his own music with Clarence Penn and an unbelievable band. Don’t forget to check out the CD release concert on September 21st at Rockwood Music Hall at 9pm!



You can find more information on Greg Germann by following him on instagram here @germanngreg or visiting
greggermannmusic.com
You can check out Greg’s album Tales of Time on iTunes and Spotify music.apple.com/us/album/tales-of-time/1565839268
To find tickets to Greg’s Show at Rockwood visit www.seetickets.us/event/Greg-Germann/443527
All of the music in the episode was from Greg Germann’s new album Tales of Time. Written by Greg Germann. Produced by Clarence Penn and Greg Germann. Featuring Donny McCaslin on Saxophone, Luis Perdomo on Piano, Yasushi Nakamura on Bass, Greg Germann on Drums, and Chelsea Forgenie on Vocals.
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Sep 20, 202101:36:54
7. YES Theatre, Cooking, Managing, Acting, Singing and doing all things with Alessandro Costantini

7. YES Theatre, Cooking, Managing, Acting, Singing and doing all things with Alessandro Costantini

On this episode we’re back and chatting with the insanely cool Alessandro Costantini who apart from touring with us as Jared on DEAR EVAN HANSEN, is also the Artistic Director of the YES Theatre Company in Sudbury, Ontario Canada. We talk about the immense amount of work and reward that comes with building and managing a theatre company and how to juggle all of that while on the road. We also mention some books we’re reading and of course some of our favorite places to eat out on the road.

Unfortunately we neglected to mention it in this episode but if you’re looking for great tea in Boulder, CO area check out KuCha House of Tea!


You can find more information on Alessandro by following him on Instagram here @alessandro1028

For more information about the Yes Theatre Company and to get tickets to any of the upcoming shows visit yestheatre.com

This episodes Podjam featured Matt Brown on Guitar, Garret on Synth and Keys and Ryan on Drums.

Sep 01, 202101:30:48
6. Swing Seats, The Circus, Touring "What's a MalletKAT?" with Laura Hamel
Mar 23, 202101:25:08
5. Touring, Subbing, Managing..."What is this?" with Kevin McNaughton

5. Touring, Subbing, Managing..."What is this?" with Kevin McNaughton

On this episode we spent an afternoon chatting with the incredible Kevin McNaughton. We talk a little bit about touring shows overseas, learning new languages, making the best of some crazy situations, and how important it is to have good relationships with people on the road. Kevin also talks about his experience workshopping the musical Bonnie and Clyde, subbing a show on Broadway for the first time, and Company Managing the Elf Tour. 

Recently, Kevin has been working alongside co-facilitator Daniel Kluger at the Local 802’s Electronic Music Committee to develop a resource for musicians working with electronics. For a free consultation, please visit electronicmusiccenter.org 

Follow Kevin on instagram @kpmdrummer

The Telephone Jam featured Kevin on Drums, Garret on Keys and Synth, and Ryan on Percussion.

Mar 03, 202102:13:12
4. On the road with Noah Kieserman
Feb 12, 202102:10:22
3. Cruising with Mike Finney and Zack Grail

3. Cruising with Mike Finney and Zack Grail

Ever wondered what it would be like to work on a cruise ship? Turns out there’s a whole world of goings on under the surface (literally), and on this episode we were lucky enough to muster up two incredible performers to chat about life at sea. Zack Grail is currently a guitarist and Music Manager with Carnival Cruise Lines and Mike Finney is a Michigan-based vocalist, formerly with Carnival and Holland America. Garret spent the better part of 2016 working with these guys on the Carnival Glory, so take a listen as we reminisce, throw out some cruising life hacks, share our thoughts about boat drill, and much more. Thanks for hanging with us!

Follow Zack and Mike on Instagram: @zackgrail and @crush75

Jan 29, 202101:59:54
2. Touring with Matt Brown

2. Touring with Matt Brown

On this episode, we were lucky enough to chat with Matt Brown who plays one of the guitar books on the road with us at Dear Evan Hansen. Matt has been on the road with a number of shows including Beautiful:The Carole King Musical, Dirty Dancing, and Flashdance. We chat about some of our favorite places that we've visited on the road and answer some questions about how housing works on a Broadway tour.

You can find more information about Matt at his website matthewbmusic.com and follow him on instagram @mattbmusic92


Jan 09, 202101:23:44
1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

On our first episode, we exchang stories of how we got started playing musicals, working on cruise ships, and going out on tour with a Broadway show. 

Dec 08, 202001:25:00