Welcome to the Front of the House Fridays (FotHF) podcast series on the ProSoundWeb Network, presented every Friday by Yamaha Pro Audio and hosted by veteran live and studio engineer Russ Long, who records his conversations with noted audio professionals literally in front of their homes in following current social distancing guidelines.
In Episode 5, Russ is joined by Joe Keiser, who has been working in both studio/broadcast and live sound for 26 years and is currently the FOH engineer for Nickelback (since 2015). During his career, he’s spent time on tour with ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, The Doobie Brothers, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Sheryl Crow and many others.
Joe works with Clair Global, lives just outside of Nashville, and when not touring as a FOH engineer can be found working one-off events for Clair.
Host Russ Long is a top touring and multi-platinum recording and mix engineer who’s worked in professional audio for more than 30 years. Following a decade as Steven Curtis Chapman’s FOH engineer, he has spent over 12 years mixing FOH for Amy Grant, and has also mixed numerous high-profile events such as the KLOVE Music awards, the Challenge America Musical Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Barbara Bush’s 90th birthday concert featuring Reba McEntire, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant. In addition, he’s been part of the audio team for numerous broadcast events such as the Grammy Awards, the CMA Awards, ABC’s “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” TV Special, and more. Russ is currently part of Yamaha’s console R&D team.