My guest this week is Tony Braunagel, who’s been the drummer for a wide variety of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Rickie Lee Jones, and Taj Mahal, among others.
It was with Taj that Tony gained a named for himself as a producer, working on the Grammy-award winning “Shoutin’ in Key” album that also won a prestigious W. C. Handy award. Since then he’s become a respected producer in the blues genre besides being a much in-demand drummer and clinician.
During the interview we spoke about Tony growing up in Texas but getting his break in the UK, discovering blues early in life, producing from behind the drum kit, and much more.
On the intro I’ll take a look at what streaming networks are currently paying, and the distortion pedal who’s sound is based on the type of liquid you pour inside it.