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In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, professional drummer Rich Redmond talks to us about  the realities of  “making it” in the music industry. 


  • Why we find our true callings in life no matter what
  • The power of using music to change lives
  • Understanding the ambition required to follow a calling
  • Learning to fall in love with rejection when you have a career in the arts
  • The “gateway drug” that sparks our creative passions
  • Misperceptions we have of the rockstar lifestyle 
  • Changing the world without a formal education 
  • Eating, sleeping and berating your art in order to master it
  • Staying tapped into our child-like creative spirit 
  • What it takes to make music timeless and evergreen 


"It's a really long life when you do something you don't enjoy doing"

Rich Redmond is a top call recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville and Los Angeles. Rich’s versatile, dynamic, and rock solid drumming is the sound behind many of today's top talents. Rich has toured/recorded/performed with: Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, John Eddie, Pam Tillis, Susan Ashton, Deana Carter, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Emily West,  and many others.  Rich has played drums and percussion on 19 #1 singles with sales well over the 20 million mark. As a high-energy live showman, Rich plays sold out shows of 20-65,000 fans nightly in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums across the world. . You can follow him on twitter @richredmond

Originally aired over 2 years ago.

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