Toby Mac and Camp Electric – 7/21

For the past several years, 13-18 year old Christian Musicians have gathered together at a special camp designed to ignite the creative musical fire inside them.  Shure Endorser TobyMac has been involved for a while and was the headlining artist at this years’ camp.

I got to spend some time with Heath Mahon, Toby’s monitor engineer before the show. We took a quick trip back to my office in  Nashville to grab few A56D drum  mounts at Heath wanted to use them on the kit as well as out 3 on his leslie cabinet.

Toby hit the stage at around 8:45 and the crowd was ready!  Horns, keys, vocals, a DJ, a vocoder, and even a talkbox made for an incredibly entertaining show.  His band is super tight and FOH engineer Ryan Lampa had it dialed in.  At the end of the set, Toby and his band invited several of the camps’ musicians on stage to jam along.  They had a blast and it all culminated in the group “taking us home” singing “Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye!”

Stay tuned for a video interview with Toby, which will probably be online sometime in September.

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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