I got to play on this record last year, and it was finally released this month. I’m very proud of how it came out. https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3300910591/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/transparent=true/Read more "Some Of My Own Playing"
Not a complete list. Just a few I revisit often. Share yours in the comments! John Coltrane – Live At Birdland Elvin is bananas on this performance. You could really pick any of the Quartet records, but this is the one I go back to most. Toto- IV Porcaro! We all know these songs. My friends […]Read more "(A Few Of) My Favorite Drumming Albums"
Aaron Sterling is a sensational player, and a pretty entertaining dude to boot. He’s got a video masterclass available for download that covers his approach to achieving certain sounds and styles. It looks great. You can purchase it here. Learn more about Mr. Sterling here.Read more "Check Out Aaron Sterling’s Sounds of Sterloid"
Note: This campaign has been rolling for sometime now and has exceeded expectations. However, Mr. Wackerman could no doubt use any additional help we’re all able to provide given these awful circumstances. Do a nice thing for a nice guy and an outstanding musician if you can. A personal message from DW senior executive vice […]Read more "A Special Message from DW Drums and the Wackerman Family"
I’m a big fan of this organization. If you know a female drummer, make sure they enter. Official press release below. HIT LIKE A GIRL 2016 TO GO “BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DRUMS”. The International Female Drumming Contest Announces 2016 Dates And Names Drumming Superstars Anika Nilles and Hannah Welton As This Year’s Celebrity Co-Spokespersons. With […]Read more "Hit Like A Girl is Back!"
Twice this year, the Late Show with David Letterman has offered drummers a rare moment in the spotlight with a full week of monster drum solos. The second round of “Drum Solo Week” ended nearly a month ago, but having watched these a few times now, I wanted to compile them all in one and […]Read more "The Late Show’s Drum Solo Weeks 1 and 2"
I’ve been a talk radio junky since I was a kid, so I got hooked on podcasts pretty quickly. There’s a pretty severe dearth of percussive podcasts, especially those that go beyond traditional lessons and discuss drum industry news, events and gear. The most enjoyable show I’ve found thus far is the Memphis-based Drummertalk. Finishing […]Read more "Drummertalk.org"