Kevin Murphy, the Nashville touring drummer who’s known for his work with Tonic, Randy Houser, and Big & Rich among others, opens up for a candid conversation. We delve into the realities of being a touring drummer, the opportunity costs associated with it and why the it’s not always as glamorous as it sounds. Make no mistake about it, we all play drums because we love it…not because we want to become rich.
Kevin Murphy talks about:
- Why Instagram is a good / bad thing
- Our mutual love for Nate Smith
- The downfalls of over-analyzing
- Pride and criticism
- How much touring drummers actually get played
- The realty of opportunity costs as a musician
- The importance of musicality and taste
- Adjusting from smaller rooms to bigger rooms
- Much more
Resources / People / Links mentioned:
- Contact Kevin Murphy: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
- Nate Smith
- Jim Riley
- Rich Redmond
- Chris Coleman
- Chris McHugh
- Tony Royster, Jr.
Kevin Murphy Plays:
- Ludwig Drums
- Zildjian Cymbals
- Aquarian Drumheads
- Vater Drumsticks
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