We had the good fortune of connecting with Charlie Waymire and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charlie, how do you think about risk?
In the music business everything is a risk. Personally I try not to think too much about what may be a risk or what isn’t. That kind of thinking can keeping you spinning in circles. Obviously there will be some things that are more risky than others but taking risks is a part of anything that is worth doing.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I knew at the age of 9 that music would be my life. What I didn’t know is how many twists and turns, ups and downs, it would take. It’s been wild and unpredictable and a ton of fun. I started as a musician playing any gig I could find and attended two different music schools. Music was all consuming and extremely fulfilling. And it still is. I’ve literally got to see the world playing music.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would be a horrible tour guide!! Lol. But since your’e asking… I would spend most of the time showing them some great outdoor experiences. There are some great hikes in LA with some fantastic views of the city. Griffith observatory is a must too. It’s gotten quite busy over the past few years but it’s too cool to pass up. A drive up the PCH is a must too. For someone that hasn’t experienced the ocean views hitting the PCH is a great way to do that. If the Hollywood Bowl was open I would make that a stop too. It’s such a unique experience with fantastic surroundings. For the movie/tv lover a Warner Bros. studio tour is fun. Renting a beach house is a lot of fun too. Nothing like a good vacation waking up at the ocean!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
You know I’ve been really lucky to work with some amazing people throughout my entire career. My production partner Ernesto Homeyer and I have worked together for over 20 years. Going all the way back to being in music school together. It’s nice having someone I trust when working on projects on a daily basis. I’m a drummer by trade so when I started my journey as a recording engineer my path was a little different than the normal path of most engineers. I didn’t do the typical internship, assistant type gig at a studio. Instead I learned from being a musician on sessions and bugging the hell out of engineers! Lol.