About This Show
INTERSECT is a radio interview program that showcases interviews with musicians who were once/or still are prominent Christian music artist, discussing how their encounter with Christ not only influenced the direction and intent of their music, but also the direction and intent of their individual lives. The shows will be interesting, entertaining and inspirational as we learn how these musicians started, their experiences along the way and where they are now as artist and people.
Aaron “The A-Train” Smith is a Nashville-based drummer and percussionist.
At the age of 20, Aaron Smith played drums on The Temptations‘ Grammy-Winning megahit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“, and recorded with Ray Charles as well. In the fall of 1974, Smith toured with Czechoslovakian bassist Miroslav Vitouš in support of Miroslav’s Warner Bros. release Magical Shepherd. After that he studied under jazz drummer Alan Dawson in Boston, from there moving to San Francisco where he was a co-founder of the power funk trio Peter Bilt. From there he went on to join, Romeo Void, The 77s and Rich Mullins‘s A Ragamuffin Band.
Smith has recorded, performed and toured with dozens of other artists over the years, including Jimmy Abegg, Michael W. Smith, Margaret Becker, Vector, and many more. An autographed pair of Smith’s drumsticks can be found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, next to a pair of sticks used by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
Most Recent Episode
Otto Price - Producer/A&R/Composer
Dec 13 17
Originally hailing from Atlanta, GA, Otto Price moved to Nashville in 1993, taking the bassist job for Christian recording artist Kim Boyce. Later that year, he was approached by Toby McKeehan of dcTalk to be musical director and play bass for the breakout rock trio. He toured with the band for seven years and worked on various albums, including Jesus Freak and Supernatural. In 1997, Price, Ja- son Halbert (Kelly Clarkson) and worship leader Jeﬀ Deyo formed and produced the widely successful worship act SonicFlood. After leaving dcTalk in 2001, Price launched out on his own as a full-time record producer, working with artists such as Plumb, Tim Hughes, GRITS, Rebecca St. James, and Out of Eden. He discovered and developed CCM artists of the year Barlow Girl. That lead to the Chairman of Warner Bros. approaching Otto in 2004, to head up the A&R department for the Warner Music Group, Nashville Label Group (Amy Grant, Building 429, Barlow Girl, Nicole C. Mullen, Francesca Battaselli, For King& Country). In recent years, in addition to Music Industry work, Otto has brought his focus more towards Worship & Arts in the local church. His desire is to bring the skills he has gained in the Christian music industry into the local body. Otto and his wife Trish have six children and reside in Brentwood TN.
Notable Production & Discography:
Years Active; 1997-present
• For King & Country~2012 New Artists of the year nominee; best selling new artist of
• Kelly Clarkson
• Building 429
• Nicole C. Mullen
• Sonicflood- Founding Member; Best selling debut for Worship Artist.
• T.D. Jakes-God’s Leading Ladies
• Tim Hughes
• Barlowgirl- Cumulative sales or 1.7 million.
• Randy Travis
• Big Daddy Weave
• Robert Randolph-feat Eric Clapton
• Matt Redman
• Natalie Grant
• Jeff Deyo
• Karen Clark-Sheard