Category Archives: Music

Ep. 021 – Jeremy Tubbs



Jeremy Tubbs, Director of Music Entertainment, University of Memphis – Lambuth Campus, Music Recording and Touring Artist

How would your friends and family react to learning that you decided to pursue music as a career instead of continuing the 3rd year of your pre-med track? In this episode of The Path Distilled, Jeremy Tubbs shares his path, from hating his first guitar lessons to touring the world. Listen to hear him discuss the encouragement he received to make music his profession, his ultimate decision to become a full-time musician, learning to play multiple instruments, and touring nonstop for almost a decade. You will also want to hear what Carl Perkins shared with Jeremy about Elvis Presley’s pre-performance jitters.

Learn more about Jeremy: Instagram, Twitter

Learn more about Lambuth’s Music Entertainment Program


Ep. 018 – Stephanie Quayle



Stephanie Quayle, Country Music Recording Artist 

When you think about giving up, do you stay focused on yourself or get slowed down by focusing on the people passing you? In this episode, Stephanie shares her path from growing up on a ranch in Montana to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. She shares what Nashville has taught her about the craft of songwriting, what helped her persevere through difficult times, and her refusal to change who she is to fit the mold. This episode is full of great advice and you will never look at mile 19 of a marathon the same way again.

Learn more about Stephanie: Instagram Facebook Twitter


Ep. 016 – Gordon Domnick



Gordon Domnick, Lead Singer of Ripe & Ruin.

Would you feel a sense of freedom if you thought things could not get any worse? In this episode, Gordon discusses his path in music from a self-described group of teens making noise to a very successful global band. He shares with us the range of emotions he experienced hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time, his take on the perpetual struggle between creating art and making a living from it, and his perspective on the drive necessary to continue in the competitive world of music. Gordon has excellent advice for everyone, including aspiring musicians, artists, and performers alike.

Learn more about Ripe & Ruin : Twitter, Website


Ep. 011 – Garrett Jacobs



Garrett Jacobs, Country Recording Artist

If a door opened would you walk through it? In this episode we speak with Garrett Jacobs, who ended up writing his first single the first time he visited Nashville. Garrett’s approach to his songs is to create a connection with the listener, allowing the song to be whatever is needed in their own life.  Listen to Garrett’s story to discover how hearing Chris Stapleton for the first time changed his life, how he has matured as a songwriter since arriving in Nashville, and to hear him share his father’s four keys to success that has guided him along his own path.

Learn more about Garrett: Instagram Ep. 


Ep. 010 – Desiree Page



Desiree Page, Founder of 318 Management, Actress, and Model

Do you recognize opportunity when it presents itself? In this episode we speak to Desiree, Founder of 318 Management. Desiree’s story takes us on her journey of founding her management company armed with over a decade of experience as an actress, setting goals with her drive to always be moving forward, and her advice for anyone wondering if they should make a change in their own life. You will also want to listen to find out what happens when she is antiquing as a child and happens upon the actress Sandra Bullock.

Learn more about Desiree:  Instagram, 318 Management Instagram


Ep. 008 – Logan Mize



Logan Mize, Country Music Recording Artist

If you had been rejected five times by everyone in the music industry, would you reach out for a sixth time? In this episode we talk with Logan Mize, a successful recording and touring artist. Logan’s story takes us from his arrival in Nashville with his truck and $60 in his pocket, to facing rejection before landing a deal with a major label, and finally finding success on his own terms. Logan’s episode is packed full of life advice for everyone pursuing their own goals. 

Learn more about Logan:  Instagram


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 005 – Katie Cole



Katie Cole, Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist, & Touring Artist for The Smashing Pumpkins

After moving across the globe to the US from Australia, would you say “yes” when your producer says Billy Corgan wants you to play bass for the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins tour? In this episode, we hear the story of Katie Cole who arrived in Nashville via Australia, with a detour in Los Angeles. Katie’s story is full of inspiration for anyone on their own path — recognizing the fear in your gut for what it is, kicking open a window when a door closes, and what it’s like to take the stage in front of an audience of nearly 100,000.

Learn more about Katie: Instagram 


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 003 – Rondal Richardson



Rondal Richardson, Entertainment Philanthropist

Who would you jump out of an airplane with? In this episode, we hear the story of Rondal Richardson, who has spent a lifetime in the music industry and philanthropy, working for household names such as Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, and Vince Gill to name a few. Listen to Rondal share how he defines the path distilled and what role it has played in his journey, how jumping into the pool at age 6 when he didn’t know how to swim serves as a possible theme for his life, and what he has written on a post-it on his wall that serves as his motto during the challenging time we’re all facing with COVID-19. 

Learn more about Rondal and his foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee | Instagram 

 


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 001 – Kevin Rapillo



Kevin Rapillo, Musical Director and Drummer for Rodney Atkins; Cohost of “Trey & Kevin Change the World” Podcast

How would you react if you were just about to make it in the music industry at 25, but the door suddenly slammed shut? Kevin is musical director and drummer for country music star Rodney Atkins. In Kevin’s episode he highlights some fascinating aspects of the path towards becoming a musician, but that provide useful insight for anyone pursuing success. Listen to his episode to hear him talk about the rude awakening he experienced when he got to the Berklee College of Music, his fork in the road moment, and how he’s learned to ride the waves throughout his career, including their first #1 hit.

Learn more about Kevin or listen to his podcast on Apple Podcasts: Instagram