Entries by Nick

271 – Dealing with self doubt and imposter syndrome

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_271.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’re all guilty of thinking we’re not good enough, our work us sub-par and everyone else around us is better than us. The truth is that most of those fears and insecurities are false and we’ve made them up inside our own brain. Every high performer I’ve ever spoken with […]

270 – Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee): From Jazz man to jam band

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_270.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSince 2003 Kris Myers has been the drummer for Umphrey’s McGee, who’ve been a staple on the Jam Band Scene for more than 2 decades. Although he fits the band like a glove, this isn’t the career path that Kris originally envisioned for himself. Originally focused on being a studio/local […]

269 – How to pick the gear that’s right for you

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_269.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere is no shortage of good gear for drummers and more is introduced every year at the NAMM show. The problem now is that we’re suffering from too much quality equipment and we don’t know where to look for answers. Typically we look to our favorite drummer and buy […]

268 – Mark Kelso: Developing your musical mind

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_268.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMark Kelso, the Ireland-born Canadian, has felt at home behind the drums since the early age of 4. Since then he’s amassed a career that’s impressive to say the least. Kelso boasts recording credits on over 280 records, commercial jingles and movie soundtracks as well as working with legends, […]

267 – Tris Imboden: From Southern California to Chicago

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_267.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat can be said about Tris Imboden to summarize his iconic career? The Southern California, self-proclaimed “surfer dude” has shaped the sounds of many of the most prolific artists from the 70’s, 80’s 90’s and today. Fresh out of high school, Tris co-founded the band “Honk” which appeared on […]

266 – [Special Edition] Jeff Porcaro clinic at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_266.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis audio is from Jeff Porcaro’s clinic at the famed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California courtesy of Musicians Institute. Jeffrey Thomas “Jeff” Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter, and record producer. In a career that spanned more than 20 years, Porcaro was […]

265 – Rodney Howard: A journeyman of sorts…

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_265.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRodney Howard has resume that reads like a journeyman’s career in Major League Baseball. Like most journeymen in baseball, Howard moves around from gig to gig, but the difference is that Howard bounces around because he can do it all. He has the unique opportunity to play with a […]

264 – How to balance your music career and your 9-5

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_264.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere’s no doubt that one of the biggest challenges of being a “nights and weekends” player (someone who has a day job) is trying to balance your time so you’re effective at both your 9-5 and your music career; not to mention family commitments, exercise, relaxation, time with friends, […]

263 – Ray Luzier: Alive and kicking with KoRn

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_263.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn 2008, Ray Luzier struck gold when he landed the gig with the mega-group, KoRn. From the outside this may have seemed like a lucky break, but make no mistake about it, Ray got this gig for one reason: he deserved it. The risk-taking kid who left home at […]

262 – How to learn a song list for a last minute gig

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_262.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOnce in a while you get called for a last minute gig, which means you’ll probably have to learn 30 songs in 3 days and or course, you also have a million other things going on. I used to cram everything in my brain, only to forget half the […]

261 – Steve Ferrone: Making a name for himself

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_261.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSteve Ferrone has been the drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers since 1994 after replacing their original drummer, Stan Lynch. While most people recognize him as the drummer for the heartbreakers, few people know about his long resume of other acts, including: Average White Band, Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, […]

260 – Jim Payne: The keeper of the funk

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_260.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLabeled the “Buddy Rich or Billy Cobham of funk drumming” by Jazz Times Magazine, Jim Payne has had a long, successful career as a drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with the best musicians in jazz and funk. From Connecticut to New York to Memphis and California, Jim Payne has […]