Paul Leim: Award-Winning Drummer (Lionel Richie, Shania Twain, Star Wars)

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Join us on The Jay Franze Show as we dive into the extraordinary world of drumming with the legendary Paul Leim. Like Paul, few musicians have mastered the art of seamlessly transitioning between records, motion pictures, live performances, and television.

In this episode, we explore Paul’s illustrious career, spanning collaborations with iconic artists such as John Williams, Doc Severinsen, and Elvis Presley’s “TCB Band.” Get behind the scenes of blockbuster films like “Dirty Dancing” and “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” where Paul’s drumming added the perfect beat to cinematic moments.

Discover the rhythm behind the episodic television series and specials, from “Wonder Woman” to “The Tonight Show,” where Paul’s drumming prowess left an indelible mark. We’ll uncover the magic behind the scenes as he shares stories from his years on Dick Clark’s “American Music Awards” and the legendary “Grand Ole Opry.”

With Gold and Platinum album credits boasting over 300 million records sold, Paul’s drumming has shaped the sound of artists like Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, and Shania Twain. Explore the secrets of his success and hear firsthand accounts of his experiences recording with The Monkees on their 20th-anniversary record.
As an eight-time Academy of Country Music Drummer of the Year nominee, Paul’s accolades are as impressive as his beats. From Nashville Music Award winner to Drum Magazine’s Drummie of the Year for four consecutive years, we’ll unravel the layers of his achievements.

Tune in as we celebrate the rhythm, talent, and legacy of a drummer extraordinaire. Join Jay Franze and special guest Paul Leim for an episode that promises to hit all the right notes. Get ready for a rhythmic journey through the life and career of one of the music industry’s true legends.

Show Information

  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Paul Leim
  • Recorded: January 15, 2024

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