Entries by Nick

503 – Maison Guidry: Be true to yourself

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_503.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS As soon as you hear Mason Guidry play you realize that he’s a unique individual. This is reinforced when you have a conversation with him where he often draws parallels between one event and another and shares how we can all learn from them both. The introspective […]

502 – Aaron Draper: Separating yourself from the pack

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_502.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Aaron Draper grew up in Philadelphia, a city rich with music and no shortage of drummers like him. Understanding that he’d have to compete with every drummer in town for gigs, he decided to differentiate himself by focusing on hand and auxiliary percussion. This decision […]

500 – Nick D’Virgilio: Writing an ongoing musical story

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_500.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Nick D’Virgilio (aka NDV) has had a career that most people dream of. In fact, part of his career was a dream come true when he was one of the drummers tapped to replace Phil Collins in Genesis. Amazingly, that’s just part of his story. NDV is […]

499 – The realities of a career in music

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_499.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS You’ve seen it all over social media: The highlight reel of what a career in music looks like. But the reality is that everyone’s situation is different and what works for others may not work for you. There are many different paths to take if […]

498 – Dave Watts (The Motet): In the driver’s seat

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_498.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The Motet’s Dave Watts is part of a bustling live music scene in Denver, CO. The scene has been grabbing attention as of late as an artist-friendly Mecca for musicians who are looking for a supportive community of fans. What makes Dave’s situation unique is that he’s […]

497 – The BEST career advice I’ve ever received

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_497.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS People love to offer up their advice whether it’s good or bad…and whether you ask for it or not. But, during a pivotal point in my career my mentor Glenn Ferracone sat me down and gave me the best advice I’ve ever received in my […]

495 – Larone “Skeeter” McMillian: Respect the Music

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_495.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Larone “Skeeter” McMillian, started playing in church like a lot of guys but where he went from there is a story all his own. From an early age, Larone got into multiple different styles, including Jazz, and fusion. The result is a career that has […]

493 – Adam Deitch: Carrying the torch

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_493.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou could label Adam Deitch as an old soul, but you’d only be half right. Born into a musical family (Adams parent’s, Bobby and Denise are both professional drummers with musical roots dating back to the 1940’s) Adam grew up with a strong foundation of funk, soul, jazz, […]

491 – Khari Parker: Do your homework

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_491.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Khari Parker is a pro, in every sense of the word. He has an ongoing dedication to learning his craft, he honors the tradition of the music and continues to be a student, understanding that music is a never-ending journey. From long tenures with Destiny’s […]

489 – Kevin Stevens: Removing limiting beliefs

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_489.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Kevin Stevens is a hustler. Not in the bad sense of the word, but someone who works hard to maintain a freelance career that has spanned both coasts, a few decades and innumerable bands and creative projects, including: Duane Eddy, Steve Jones, Rock of Ages […]

488 – What’s your ONE THING?

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_488.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We all try to do multiple things at once. I was that guy for a long time. In fact, I still struggle with saying no, prioritizing what’s important and not biting off more than I can chew. I like to share tips, advice and “life […]

487 – Bruce Becker – Always learning, always teaching

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_487.mp3 Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Bruce Becker’s experiences and lengthy career make him a great resource for anyone who listens to what he has to say. Why? Because, as I see it, he’s excelled in the three main areas of being a drummer. He’s a disciplined student (famously studying with […]