Studio Musician Academy

Mike Waldron - Guitar (Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Jon Bon Jovi)

October 10, 2023 Studio Musician Academy
Studio Musician Academy
Mike Waldron - Guitar (Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Jon Bon Jovi)
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Show Notes

Todays guest is Mike Waldron. Mike has been picking through major tours and studio sessions for over 30 years. As a first call guitar player, he’s supported artists like Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs, and Hillary Scott. 

Starting his career in LA club scene, Mike followed the “say yes to every gig” mentality which helped him polish his craft and connect with countless artists and songwriters. One of those songwriters, Jan Buckingham, suggested he make the trek to Nashville and with her help, Mike was playing the Grand Ol Opry a few short weeks later.

Since then, Mike has become a master at the craft of session playing. He’s participated in around 15,000 sessions, several of which have earned #1 status and coveted Grammy nods. Mike has learned countless lessons along his journey that he was kind enough to share with us in this incredible episode. From how to make your own luck to refining technique to get guitars to cut in a mix, and managing the ups and downs of the fickle music industry, Mike’s experiences are a priceless collection of light bulb moments that we hope will help you continue to grow as a player.

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