Wayne Salzmann

376 – Wayne Salzmann: How to seek and create your own opportunities

Wayne Salzmann may not be a household name yet, but I’m guessing that’ll be changing soon. Far from a newbie in the game, Wayne is one of the most in-demand sessions and live drummers in Austin, TX and is best known for his touring work with Grammy Award winning artist, Eric Johnson. Wayne has also racked up an impressive resume, performing and/or recording with with Steve Miller, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Cross, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Mike Stern, Joe Bonamassa, Bobby Mcferrin, Robben Ford, Albert Lee, Ray Benson, Dale Watson, Charlie Sexton, Chris Potter and a long list of others.

Wayne Salzmann talks about:

  • Growing up in a small town (Neenah, WS)
  • Getting into drumming early with influence from his father
  • Starting and growing a band at a young age
  • Finding that zen, “ah-hah” moment
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the work
  • Dealing with fear of failure
  • His definition of “making it”
  • Starting your own project
  • Why it’s important to have an online presence and how to do it correctly
  • Changing your mindset
  • The trap of making excuses
  • Overcoming challenges and obstacles
  • The value in being able to read music
  • Thoughts on retirement as a freelance musician
  • Prepping and performing at PASIC
  • What goes into writing a drum book
  • Playing form in tune
  • Much more

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