The Trap Set with Joe Wong is a new, weekly podcast about the lives of drummers.
Although the craft of drumming is discussed, it is a springboard for larger discussions about art, money, love, relationships, family, and race. Because of the emphasis on human interest stories, the show is being enjoyed by music fans and non-music-fans alike.
The show’s host, Joe Wong, is a Los Angeles based composer and drummer. Joe grew up in Milwaukee drinking countless cups of Colectivo coffee.
In Episode 8 (out this week), Joe shares a remarkably candid conversation with legendary jazz drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts about growing up in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, getting suspended from school for fighting, ascending to the top of the 80s jazz world with the Marsalis brothers, his unending drive to improve artistically, and playing in a band with Gus from Breaking Bad…
Check out more of The Trap Set here.