Entries by Nick

287 – Your all access pass to the greatest drummers in the world with David Phillips

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_287.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDavid Phillips is no stranger to rubbing elbows with the who’s who of drumming. After an 8-year stint with Pearl drums and now the longtime European artist relations director for DW Drums, it comes with the territory. Equally as impressive as who who’s worked with is who he’s photographed. […]

286 – Homer Steinweiss (Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings): Creating vintage sounds for modern music

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_286.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHomer Steinweiss is not a generalist. If you want a straight ahead Jazz drummer or a rock drummer, call someone else. But if you’re looking for vintage soul and afrobeat drums, Homer is your guy. He’s a specialist by design and he likes it that way. Known for his […]

285 – What to do when you can’t get gigs

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_285.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFor most of us drummers, we’re considered sidemen or “work for hire” musicians. The downside is that our career is often left in other people’s hands and we wait for the phone to ring for gigs. No phone call? No gigs. Over the past few months I’ve had more […]

284 – Kendrick Scott: An instrument of peace

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_284.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKendrick Scott is a Houston, TX born Harlem, NYC residing force in the music world. Self-described as a musician (not a drummer) who is here to serve one purpose: to communicate musically. Whether he’s playing with his band Oracle, or performing with A-listers like Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Pat […]

283 – Remembering John Blackwell: An in-depth interview from 2015

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_283.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this podcast I talked to legendary drummer, John Blackwell who was best known for his powerful grooves behind the conic star, Prince for 12 years.  Blackwell has also performed with Billy Eckstine, Cameo, Pattie LaBelle, Justin Timberlake, Crystal Kay, and P Diddy.  In addition to his work with various […]

282 – Taku Hirano: Hard work pays off

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_282.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOsaka Japan born, Fresno, CA raised Taku Hirano is highly regarded as one of the greatest percussionists in the world. Judging by his resume and the demand for his talents, there is plenty of evidence to back us those sentiments. He has toured the world with Fleetwood Mac, Whitney […]

281 – The one practice technique you haven’t tried yet

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_281.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere’s no shortage of practice techniques floating around on the internet, but this is without a doubt the most effective one I’ve ever used without sitting behind a kit. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein (Tweet this) [CLICK THE […]

280 – The journey to late night TV: Conan O’Brien’s James Wormworth and Mike Merritt

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_280.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOver the years I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know James Wormworth and the story of how he landed the Conan O’Brien gig is nothing short of awesome. What most people don’t know is that he has been playing in this band for 23 years, but only a […]

279 – How to promote yourself online without being spammy

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_279.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere is no shortage of self promotion on social media but the question remains: Does it work? Answer: It depends. Here are a few tips and things to keep in mind before you tag every drum company with an Instagram account. [CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON ABOVE TO LISTEN] “Without […]

278 – Gorden Campbell – Reinventing a storied career

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_278.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGorden Campbell is no stranger to switching things up. With a simple glance at his list of employers, you’ll see the wide range of work he’s been hired to do. From George Duke to Jessica Simpson, Campbell’s gigs have required him to be able make changes at a moments […]

277 – Patience and practice

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_277.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt’s no secret that we all want the easiest and fastest way out. But, learning an instrument, building a career in music or anything else worth having takes time. The way you approach your journey will have an impact on whether or not you enjoy it or fizzle out […]

276 – Scott Amendola: Creating a massive career in multiple genres

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_276.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSScott Amendola is a risk taker. He risks falling on his face musically and takes chances that tend to pay off more times than not. The New Jersey Native and longtime San Francisco resident invited me into his studio and help me get a better understanding of his winding career […]