Artist Profile – Preston Nash

Preston Nash

Artist: Preston Nash
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Music Genre: Rock
Currently: Recording and on tour with Greg Bennett guitars
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As a drummer, Preston Nash has played for Dope (Sony), Primer 55 (Island), The Color Red (RCA), Society 1 (Earache), among many others.  As a guitarist, he’s played with Rocky Na$h & The Average Americans (Sikotick Records), and fronted his own punk outfit NA$H (DK Records).  He’s toured all over the US, Canada, and Europe.
As a songwriter/composer, he’s written music for independent movies (Stamped!, KISS Loves You), cable TV (Damaged TV), and radio stations across the country.  Preston has 3 degrees in music, including a Master’s Degree in Music Theory/Composition.  As an educator, he’s taught music at the high school and college level, as well as privately for over 20 years.  Preston is currently a free lance musician, instructor, and clinician.

If I wasn’t a musician, I’d be: A radio host (which I’ve done), or maybe a clown (which I’ve been called)
Favorite musician: too many to name, but some include Frank Zappa, Dave Grohl, Gene Krupa, Beethoven, and of course KISS
What’s on my MP3 player: wide array of stuff, everything from the Vandals to Delibes “Flower Duet”
Favorite city to tour in: Austin TX, Chicago, Minneapolis, Pheonix, Berlin, Toronto
Favorite type of music growing up: Rock
My greatest love: my kids
My hero: Musically, Dave Grohl.  Personally, my parents.  In every other way, Lemmy.
What I’m reading:  whichever magazine I grab first when I head to the bathroom
What I’m watching:  I love most of the specials on VH1 Classic, especially their Classic Album series.  From August to February it’s NFL every Sunday.
What I drive:  Saturn Vue, and my 1991 Damon 27′ RV!
First job: working in the office at my grammar school
Talent I’d most like to have:  to REALLY be able to sing
Favorite food:  NYC pizza
My bucket list:  get a Doctorate in Music, tour Japan and Australia, write a book, and have Richard Cheese re-do one of my songs
My motto: there’s a few…”actions speak louder than words”…”do unto others as you’d have them do to you”…and my favorite words of wisdom from my parents “don’t take crap from anyone”
My favorite Greg Bennett guitar model:  LaSalle