Entries by Nick

557 – Billy Martin: Creativity is everywhere

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_557.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBilly Martin can be described as many things, but the word unique comes to mind first when I think about him and his playing. As a musician, finding your own undeniable sound is the holy grail of artistic expression. Whether Billy is playing drums, bass, piano, painting or […]

556 – Tucker Rule: On Punk & Passion

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_556.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs if it wasn’t apparent, Tucker Rule plays with passion. In fact, it’s that passion and visceral reaction to Punk music that inspired him to play drums in the first place. From the beginning, Tucker knew he wanted to be a part of the Punk scene and that […]

554 – [#AskRuffini] Music Business Edition

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_554.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode, I answer listeners’ questions about a wide range of business topics, like: Social media growth Taxes Paying yourself as a freelance artist Having multiple streams of income Contracts Charging for lessons (and the anxiety around it) Creating a budget Have other music business questions? Email […]

553 – Remembering the great Bob Gullotti

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_553.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBob Gullotti was forever leaving his mark and pushing what’s possible as one of the founding members of The Fringe and worldwide tours with Eddie Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Joe Lovano, and John Patitucci. Over the past seven years, Bob taught at Berklee School of Music to teach the […]

552: Ben Sesar (Brad Paisley): Digging in Deep

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_552.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFew people have had a consistent career like Ben Sesar, who’s into his 20th-year with Brad Paisley. There are many things that can be said about his great playing, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you start digging into Ben and his process of never-ending […]

549 – EMAN (Andy Grammer): Putting in the hard work

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_549.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEMAN is a prime example of what happens when preparation and opportunity meet. As a member of an immigrant family, EMAN learned from an early age that hard work was a requirement, no matter what career path he chose. That hard work, combined with humility, self-reflection and the […]

548 – Madame Gandhi: The Future is Female

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_548.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s hard to put a label on Madame Gandhi, and my guess is that’s totally fine with her. Known for her work with MIA and Thievery Corporation, drummer and percussionist Kiran Gandhi (who goes by Madame Gandhi) is far more than a drummer. She’s the Georgetown and Harvard […]

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 […]