Episode 016 - Steve Goold on Intentionality, BFSD’s Steve’s Donut, and the Art of Listening

August 9, 2017

In episode 16 we bring you a fantastic conversation that we had with Steve Goold. This epsiode is packed with valuable insight from a drummer that we've admired from afar for a long time!

In this Episode:

  • Discover how Steve got his start, and climbed his way up to play for bands like Own City, Sara Bareilles, and Ben Rector, etc...
  • Find out if the BFSD's Steve's Donut is named after this Steve
  • The Drumset and the Kingdom
  • Drum Gear Run down of all three of his setups
  • New kit or new cymbals?
  • The art of listening to music
  • The Drum Library
  • Kentville Kangaroo Drum heads





Episode 015 - Garrett Goodwin (Carrie Underwood) Rooted in Revival

April 18, 2017

It was back in the summer of 2015 when I was sitting backstage with Jared Henderson and the rest of Kari Jobe's band when Ben Davis (bass) told me a crazy story about a guy named Garrett Goodwin and the Brownsville Revival. My ears perked up and after hearing the story, I sat in amazement at how good and faithful God is!

In this episode we attempt to capture and tell the story here on the podcast, for all of you to hear. We also talk drum gear and technology in music.

In This Episode:

  • Garrett's Upbringing
  • Growing up at Brownsville during the Revival
  • The necessity of humility
  • The Influence of Lindell Cooley
  • The phone call that changed everything.
  • Rooted in Revival
  • Touring and staying accountable
  • Advice for Worship Leaders on how they can influence young drummers
  • The what and why behind his drum setup
  • Technology in Music/Worship, Drēmtrigger
  • Nashville Sampling Co.
  • Practical drumming advice

Garrett Goodwin's Gear Rundown

  • DW Drums

    • 14 x 10 rack tom
    • 18 x 16 floor tom
    • 26 x 18 kick
    • 14 x 6.5 snare
  • Sabian Cymbals
    • 18" Hats
    • 24" Crash
    • 24" Ride
    • 22" Crash
  • Remo Drumheads: Emperor (on top)
  • Promark Drumstick: 2S + 747B

Links to things mentioned in this episode:

Episode 014 - Payden Hilliard (Leeland) on Finding and Knowing Your Identity

March 10, 2017

Payden Hilliard - Leeland

The first time I met Payden in person was in February. We were both at the Ryman in Nashville to celebrate The Belonging & Co's third birthday. We had already previously talked about recording an episode together, but that night I asked him what he's most passionate about and without batting an eyelash he answered, "Finding and knowing your identity!" 

We tackle the topic in this episode by walking you through Payden's personal journey to Nashville, which was riddled with ups and downs. Listen to how he discovered and defines his true identity, and observe how it is not even tied to what he actually does as a drummer.


[tweet_box design="default"]Learning when to play and when not to play has been a big game-changer for me.[/tweet_box]

In this Episode

  • Nashville and its church history
  • What God is doing at The Belonging & Co.
  • Payden’s upbringing and how a mission trip changed his family
  • Journey to Mexico
  • Meeting a 16 year old worship leader
  • Journey to Nashville
  • How you separate who you are from what you do!
  • Advice for those who are frustrated with life’s current situation
  • Having a voice with something to say
  • Some practical drumming advice

Links to things mentioned in this episode:


I’m scrubbing toilets right now, but You see me, and You love me!

“If I were here to scrub these toilets for the rest of my life, and that’s all I did, I could live in this moment and say thank You God that You love me and sent Your Son for me!”

Jesus came to die for you, and if He never did another thing for you, that is enough! Everything else is out of the goodness of His heart.

Find your peace with God and thank Him no matter what season you’re in

There are seasons in life, and it’s cool to know that it’s going to eventually change!

If you’re having alone time with God, He will download a lot of wisdom to you.

Learning when to play and when not to play has been a big game-changer for me.


Episode 013 - Josh Fisher (Jesus Culture) on Leading, Looking, and Learning as a Worship Drummer

February 7, 2017

It's been a long time coming, but we had a fascinating conversation with Josh Fisher. He's a brilliant thinker and is very intentional about what he does on and off the stage. In this episode we talk about landing a spot on the band; looking at your leaders and band mates when ministering, and learning.... all the time!

I hope you enjoy episode 013.

Episode 012 - Harrison Wood on playing for Hillsong Worship, Injuries, and Cymbals.

January 1, 2017

We caught up with Hillsong Worship's drummer, Harrison Wood, and talk about his journey at Hillsong, sustaining and dealing with injuries, and his cymbal set up.

Happiest of New Years!

Episode 011 - How to get drastically better at playing drums with a click track with Daniel Hadaway (All Sons and Daughters)

December 5, 2016

We had the pleasure of chatting with Daniel Hadaway, drummer for All Sons and Daughters. He has some exciting projects that he is working on and in this episode we jump in and explore 2 of them. One is his new online drumming course and the second is his new-ish podcast, Drummer Daily. 

We also talk about what's important to know when buying/upgrading your drum kit. 

Hope the episode is helpful!

Episode 010 - The Developing Journey of Drēmtrigger with Josh Fifelski.

November 8, 2016

In this episode, we chat with Josh Fifelski who well into the process of developing a product, Drēmtrigger, that has the potential to change the technological landscape for worship drummers. If you are the entrepreneurial type, you will not want to miss the part where he takes us through the step-by-step process he went through to get Drēmtrigger to where it is today!

Episode 009 - How To Prepare for a Live Recording with Joshua Freddy (Vertical Church Band)

October 17, 2016

in Episode 009 we chat with Joshua Freddy, drummer for Vertical Church Band, about his process of preparing for a live recording, as he reflects on their latest album, Frontiers.

Episode 008 - Jared Henderson - How To Give Your Best No Matter What

September 13, 2016

I am so excited for you all to hear my interview with Jared Henderson as we speak about how to give your best no matter what! Jared has been a friend since the early days of Worship Drummer and has always been so kind to us. This episode is no exception as he shares some great insight on a topic that he actually came up with!

Episode 007 - A Coffee With Austin Davis (Kari Jobe)

June 14, 2016

We met up with Austin Davis at a coffee shop in downtown Toronto and got to chat about being on the Outcry Tour, releasing an EP, being a part of a growing church in Nashville (The Belonging Co.), and some practical worship drummer tips. 

In this episode we also introduce a new segment of the podcast called "What's Cooking" where we introduce you to innovative products that will enhance your drumming experience!