Ep 163 – Drumming and Toilet Paper :: Keio Stroud

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast…


Keio Stroud has had an impressive and diverse career drumming for some of Nashville’s most successful and well-respected artists, producers and musicians including the following:

Rodney Crowell, Richard Marx, Jake Owen, Deana Carter, Little Big Town, Hank Williams Jr, Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Hank Williams jr, Roseanne Cash, Lee Brice, Taj Mahal, The Nashville Star television show, Jason Aldean, Tiffany, Tommy Simms, Kip Moore, Buddy Miller, Keb’ Mo’, Randy Houser, Guy Clark, Micky Gilley, The Randy Rogers Band, Jamie O’Neal, Thompson Square, Leroy Parnell, Stoney LaRue, Peter Collins, Chely Wright, Booker T. Jones, Brian Setzer, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Terri Clark, Sarah Buxton, Frankie Ballard, Ray Scott, Halfway to Hazard, Jedd Hughes, The Wooten Brothers, Chuck Wicks, Will Kimbrough, Al Anderson, Gary Nicholson, Chad Warrix, Laura Bell Bundy, Mike Farris, John Popper, Keith Anderson, Beth Neilson Chapman, The Lost Trailers, Trent Willmon, Mark Mcguin, Wade Hayes, Joey DeGraw, Amy Dalley, Jermaine Jackson, Blue County, Victoria Shaw, Gretchen Wilson, Dee Snyder, Jason Meadows, Dean Dillon, Craig Wayne Boyd, Arlis Albritton, Ty Herndon, Jimmy Wayne, Chris DeStefano, Josh Gracin, Jaron and The Long Road To Love, Buxton Hughes, and many others.

Stuff that came up:

Daughter loves dad jokes


The beginning of relationship was through daily dad jokes


Path to become a musician-is it pure luck? 


Path to longevity- business mind/sense 


People have 2 reasons to meet with him- meet for coffee to pick brain or meet to let him know “how much they know” they know the answers but not the experience 


Have to be able to tolerate person on tour- attitude vs aptitude; people will always pick the nice person


Toilet paper can change the attitude of the whole company; aka cutting corners can make a big impact; “be as professional as your bathroom”


Metal mania drinking game- 36 hour bus ride


Oh, I get why you’re “it”; charisma and believing in yourself


Awareness is good business; you can do it but maybe not like that person


Only speak about things I can control/fix


Nobody puts baby in the corner uber ride


Gives Rodney crowell all his success 


Who would be your tribute band – living colour


What’s your problem? Setting up next 20 years (40) of life; forgot how hard it was to start over; 


Deon effect 


know your worth and get paid for it


Where do you wanna be in 20 years- working w kid and be happy; be better off than i am now; driven by having purpose


Cheaper to go into a studio now than remote







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