Blair Sinta

272 – Blair Sinta: The right man for the job

Blair Sinta has been a staple on the LA music scene for over 20 years. With a resume boasting credits with Alanis Morissette, Annie Lennox, Idina Menzel, Chris Cornell, Stevie Nicks, Glen Ballard, Damien Rice and a long list of others, to say he’s the “real deal” would be an understatement. Blair has also carved out a niche for himself as a craftsman in the studio and has the unique ability to find he perfect sounds for the song. His work can be heard all over the world on major label releases as well as small independent releases with drum parts recorded remotely in Blair’s home studio.

Blair Sinta talks about:

  • Growing up with parents as musicians
  • Starting his musical journey as a piano player and a saxophonist
  • The benefits of learning classical music
  • What it was like to study with Ed Soph
  • Understanding the business side of music
  • The move to LA and the 3-years it took him to get his first road gig
  • Specializing in getting perfect sounds in the studio
  • Landing the pivotal Alanis Morisette gig
  • Much more

Resources / People / Links mentioned:

Blair Sinta Plays:

  • DW Drums
  • Istanbul Cymbals
  • Regal Tip
  • Remo
  • Gong Bops

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2 replies
  1. Ian Braun
    Ian Braun says:

    And the quote of the day is…”We’re all in this together and we can help pick each other up.” Nick Ruffini

    That’s your quote of the day…thanks bro.

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