Clean up Day !!

Monday, May 10 – Nashville, TN.

Loaded up with plenty of protective gear, my wife and I headed downtown to Soundcheck to begin the process of cleaning up the office.  Thankfully, we would be joined by several local friends which made this job so much easier.

Before I continue, I would like to mention that the support from the people of Shure has been incredible; from my boss, to his boss, to her boss, clear up to Shure’s President.  I am so grateful for that!

Also to be thanked are the staff of Soundcheck.  This is their facility and to see them as upbeat (as they ALWAYS are) in this time of loss was quite amazing.

We arrived at around 8:45 as traffic was pretty bad and were greeted by my good friend and bandmate Kevin Goeke (pronounced “Ger-Key”).  We would be joined by several more throughout the day.

We didn’t take too much time to reflect on the mess.  We dug right in and started logging down what was wet and boxing up what could possibly be saved to go over to a dry storage location.

I think I’ll let some pictures tell more of the story. The shot with the whole group is as follows: (L-R:  Al Wilson (Drummer/Taylor Swift), Kurt Denny (Manager/Like Candy Red), Todd Shay (Guitarist/Like Candy Red), Chris Carpenter (Local Artist), Steve Peffer (Producer/Keyboardist), Mark Harmon (Monitor Engineer/Blake Shelton), John Mattick (Producer/Chris Carpenter), Kevin Goeke (Friend/bandmate), myself, and my wife Tina.

Thanks to all of you for doing such a wonderful thing for us!

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.

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