Entries by Nick

547 – Wisdom from the top 10 episodes of 2019

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_547.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe released nearly 100 episodes in 2019 and while they were all great, there were some that resonated more than others. Based on downloads, we identified the top 10 episodes from 2019 and pulled snippets of wisdom out of them, including topics like practice, failure, self-doubt and more. […]

545 – James Gadson: Developing your own sound

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_545.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis episode originally aired on October 31, 2013 In this session, the legendary Motown drummer talks about his start in Kansas City to how he became one of the most recorded drummers of al time. James has appeared on hit records with Charles Wright’s Watts 103rd Street Rhythm […]

544 – John JR Robinson: Know your niche

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_544.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis episode originally aired on February 24, 2014 In this podcast I talked to drummer John “JR” Robinson, who is regarded as the most recorded drummer in history.  Getting his big break in 1976 with the band Rufus,  John soon found himself in the studio with Quincy Jones recording Michael Jackson’s “Off the […]

543 – To do or to teach?

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_543.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThere’s a phrase that I first heard when I was in college: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” We’ve all heard this time and time so I decided to take some time to break down this statement, add some truth to it and offer my perspective […]

540 – Mind your business

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_540.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt doesn’t matter if you’re a part-time musician, full-time, in a band, independent or anything in between. You have to understand the business you’re in and find others to help you in areas where you don’t have experience or knowledge. This episode is all about helping you mind […]

539 – Billy Cobham: A spectrum of knowledge

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_539.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis episode originally aired on August 22, 2016Billy Cobham is a man whose reputation precedes him as someone who has not only influenced and shaped generations of drummers but also as an innovator behind the kit. Whether it be his open-handed technique, his signature sound, his even single-strokes or […]

538 – Who’s in your circle?

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_538.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn order for us to move beyond what we think is possible, we need to move beyond our “circle” of friends, colleagues, and musicians to truly challenge our comfort zone. This may seem intimidating but there’s an easy way to get started. I share some tactics and more […]

537: Johnny Vidacovich: Playing Between the Cracks (Re-release)

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_537.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis episode originally aired on 9/22/2014 In this podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Johnny Vidacovich who is a contemporary jazz drummer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Playing since the early 1970s with the quartet Astral Project (which includes James Singleton, Tony Dagradi and Steve Masakowski), he has become widely renowned as […]

536 – 10 mistakes I’ve made (and you should avoid)

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_536.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI’ve made so many mistakes in my career as a drummer that I could never list them all. This episode covers ten of those mistakes that really stand out to me because they held me back both creatively and professionally. My hope is that this episode will help […]

534 – Anton Fig: Life, Letterman and Beyond

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_534.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAnton Fig has had a storied career by anyone’s standards. From his humble roots in South Africa, Fig went on to build a successful touring and session career before replacing Steve Jordan as the drummer for the David Letterman, a position he held for over three decades. He’s […]

533 – Motion VS Progress

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_533.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you ask anyone how they’re doing, nine times out of ten they’ll respond with “busy.” But what are they busy doing? This episode takes a look at the difference between movement and progress and how to approach both. Don’t forget about the Sweetwater Countdown to Black Friday […]

532 – Vlade Guigni: Running down a dream

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_532.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVlade Guigni can accurately be labeled as hard-working, passionate, relentless, and many other things. One thing he is not though is lucky. For many people, it’s easy to look at someone like Vlade who’s had a successful career so far and point to luck as the differentiator, but […]