Today's guest is musician, producer, mixer, and songwriter Casey Cavaliere. Casey is the guitarist and a founding member of the band The Wonder Years. Over the past 15 years they have toured around world and released six full length albums and two EPs. When he's not on tour or recording with his band, Casey is producing records for other artists, hosting his podcast “The Record Process” and working with artists as a development coach, helping them find their voice and steer their careers. We chat about record deals, always providing value, and the importance of knowing yourself as an artist.
In this episode we'll dig in on...
The founding years of The Wonder Years
Setting the click to the band, not the band to the click
Navigating record deals
Punk and DIY community support
Refining your taste
Bringing the energy of a live show to the record
Providing value in every situation
Impacting 1 million people
Starting on trombone and then discovering guitar
Traits of a great record label
When niching and specializing works and when it doesn't