Entries by Nick

517 – Didi Negron: Chasing Happiness

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_517.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDid Negron, the PA native who grew up in church, was inspired at a very early age by the allure of the drums. The inspiration and love for percussion stuck with her through middle school,  high school and into college where she had a revelation. She realized that […]

516 – [#AskRuffini] Time Management

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_516.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI posted a question on Instagram last week asking what you’d like to hear covered on the podcast. There were a lot of different responses but one topic that was mentioned over and over was the idea of time management. Time management is something that has always fascinated […]

514 – Matt Musty: Getting on with Train

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_514.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMatt Musty isn’t afraid of hard work. After moving from the east coast to Nashville and now Los Angeles, Musty has kept one thing consistent: his work ethic. Matt took every gig he could and even drove for Uber when he first moved to LA to supplement his […]

513 – Should you give up on your dream?

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_513.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThere are plenty of talking heads who suggested if you haven’t “made it” by a certain age you never will. While I agree that the music business is a young person’s game, there isn’t a black and white, one-size-fits-all answer to this question. This episode explores late-bloomers in […]

512 – Nate Wood: The art of communicating musically.

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_512.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe episode originally aired on October 31, 2016 Nate Wood, the California-born, NYC residing instrumentalist has been making waves on the live music scene lately, and for good reason. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing bass, or drums,  performing with his acclaimed band, Kneebody, Wayne Krantz, Donny McCaslin or […]

511 – Yesod Williams (Pepper): Take a chance

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_511.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYesod Williams, the Kona, HI born drummer who’s band Pepper has been on the scene since the 90’s has created a quite the career for himself by taking a chance. After a visit to the mainland, Williams new that sunny California was the place for him and his […]

510 – Connecting the dots of your career

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_510.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSteve Jobs famously said that we can only connect the dots looking backward. It’s easy for us to understand how one relationship that started years prior resulted in a gig today or how a random meeting can turn into a new band, project or opportunity. So how do […]

509 – Ralph Peterson: Musicality, connectivity and the link between the two

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_509.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode, I talk to Ralph Peterson, who is one of the most prolific jazz drummers in the world.  Bursting on the scene in the 1980s, Peterson’s resume boasts touring and recording with icons like Art Blakey, the Count Basie Orchestra, Betty Carter, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis and a […]

508 – Eric Hernandez (Bruno Mars) From the Super Bowl to Beyond

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_508.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis episode originally aired on January 31, 2014 In this podcast, I talked to Eric Hernandez, the brother of and drummer for Bruno Mars. Eric invited me over to his house where we talked about everything from his upcoming performance at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, performing at the Grammy Awards, to […]

507 – How to become an in-demand sideman/woman with Mel Brown

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_507.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis episode originally aired on May 1, 2014In this podcast I talked to the legendary bass player Mel Brown, known for his work with Marc Anthony, Gladys Knight, Shiela E. and his book From Zero to Sideman, Mel dives deep into his revolutionary approach in getting to work with “A-listers.” From the moment […]

505 – Ed Soph: Teaching drummers how to make a living playing music. (re-release)

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_505.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This episode originally aired on the podcast February 16, 2015In this podcast I interview drummer and educator, Ed Soph.  Ed, who is currently a Professor in the Jazz Studies and Performance divisions of the College of Music at the University of North Texas has made his name […]

504 – Jason Sutter: BIG picture thinking for long-term stability

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_504.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJason Sutter has had a career that would make even the most discerning critic envois. From tenures with Marilyn Manson and Smashmouth to Chris Cornell his current gig with Cher, Sutter has made a name for himself by being a well-rounded, Swiss Army Knife type of player. He’s […]