Entries by Nick

363 – Carter McLean: A natural progression of creativity

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_363.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCarter McLean, full-time drummer for the Broadway Show “The Lion King” is a man who’s been around the block a few times. From starting out as a drummer to becoming a photographer, starting a photography company and then getting drawn back to drumming with the offer to do […]

362 – Louis Marks (Ropeadope Records): David VS Goliath

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_362.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn the ever changing world of the music business, labels big and small have to live by one premise: Adapt or die. Louis Marks of Ropeadope Records has adapted, and then some. Overcoming a rough era in the business with the decline of physical sales, the increase in […]

360 – Helen De La Rosa: Defying the odds

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_360.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHelen De La Rosa in impressive by all standards. At a relatively young age she has already accomplished what many strive for their entire careers. The Dominican-born De La Rosa graduated from National Conservatory of Music of Santo Domingo then moved on to Berklee School of Music with under […]

358 – Willie Jones, III: Technique as a means to create music

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_358.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWillie Jones iii, son of a Jazz pianist, has recorded and toured with a who’s who list of Jazz luminaries, including Horace Silver, Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, Cedar Walton, and Herbie Hancock. He also played on Arturo Sandoval’s Grammy-winning album Hot House. Growing up in LA, Jones was tuned […]

356 – Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble): Get knocked down 9 times, get up 10

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_356.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSChris Layton, founding member of the band Double Trouble led by Stevie Ray Vaughan, is a staple in the blues and rock world, know for his impeccable time and driving shuffle. Layton played with Vaughan and Double Trouble until Stevie’s tragic death in 1990. After struggling for years […]

354 – Ulysses Owens, Jr: How to manifest your dreams into reality

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_354.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSUlysses Owens, Jr is a man beyond his years. From Grammy Award winning performances on records with Christian McBride and Kurt Elling to releasing three of his own self-produced albums to critical acclaim, Owens has established himself as one of Jazz’s heavy hitters. To add to the accolades, […]

352 – Jeremy Haynes: A metaphoric approach to music

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_352.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJeremy Haynes may not be a household name for many, but believe me…he should be! Jeremy is a 5X Grammy Award winner, 80X Stellar Award Winner, American Music Award Winner, and has played on 3 major motion pictures and over 150 records with A-list Gospel acts like Marvin […]

351 – Joe Plummer (Cold War Kids) A journeyman’s guide to juggling multiple bands

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_351.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJoe Plummer is a journeyman, having manned the throne behind seminal acts like Modest Mouse, The Shins, The Black Heart Procession, Mister Heavenly, The Magic Magicians and many others. Currently Joe is with Cold War Kids and finding himself in a familiar role: Stepping in to replace a former […]

349 – Varo Johnson: Navigating through the seasons of life as a musician

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_349.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTavarious “Varo” Johnson, started playing at the age of three and it’s quite evident by his playing and more so by his “wise-beyond-years” wisdom. Though his career he’s performed with some of the greatest living Gospel musicians, as well as tours and clinics around the world. Varo breaks […]

348 – Behind the brand with Gerd Booten of Jefferson Eyewear

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_348.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGerd Booten is making a name for his eyeware company (Jefferson Eyeware) one drum kit at a time. Sunglasses have been around for thousands of years, but what makes Gerd’s shades different is that they’re made from drum shells and cymbals. As if that wasn’t cool enough, many […]

346 – Jason Sechrist (Portugal. The Man): An overnight success, 12 years in the making

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_346.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJason Sechrist’s band (Portugal. The Man) has been making waves lately, mainly due to their breakout hit “Feel It Still.” Maybe you’ve just started hearing their name but they’re far from rookies in this game, having formed in 2005 and gradually growing an audience across the country over the years. Jason breaks down […]

345 – Rick Barker: Taylor Swift’s former manager shares his music biz secrets 

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_345.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRick Barker may not be a household name, but the results of his work and music business expertise can be heard on the radio every single day. Rick is one of the driving forces behind the stratospheric rise of Taylor Swift, severing as her manager during the early […]